Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 6 reviews.
Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 30th March 2007
Kiroro Snow World review by kp
The scenery is magnificent and the snow is really powder(crazy snowing).

Not much people come there, esp weekday morning. It is easy to reach, about 40 mins (bus) from otariu station. Stay in Otariu at night is more economy. Many Course to choose, more than 3 courses are suitable to beginner.

Facility, Service, Price and everything is good, except, some beginner courses are too flat to ski(sometimes walk), even for beginner and the indication diagram for
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Kamui Ski Links
Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 19th March 2007
Kamui Ski Links review by tregster
I have nothing but nice things to say about this place. Still a bit gutted that we only gave one day to it on our whirlwind Hokkaido tour.

When we pulled up, our first impression was that this is a small mountain at low elevation and it was clear that it hadn\\'t snowed for a few days, despite the fact we'd left Sapporo in a snowstorm the night before. Also, bus loads of high school students were arriving at the same
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Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 19th March 2007
Furano review by tregster
Why isn't there a zero star button? We were not impressed with Furano.

This place is probably great for skiers or alpine boarders who want lots of groomed piste, but for serious freeriding snowboarders it is not cool. Almost everywhere is groomed, any interesting terrain is roped off and ski patrol are out en masse to catch people ducking the ropes to get to the fun stuff.

Of the two black courses on the North side, the longer one from
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Asahidake Ropeway
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 19th March 2007
Asahidake Ropeway review by tregster
This place is similar to Hakkodo in Aomori, with it's single cable car and backcountry all areas decent vibe. However, this comes at a cost; if you don't know the mountain it is pretty difficult to access the good stuff. Therefore, if you are heading up there for a one off, it'll probably be well worth trying to find a guide to get the most for your time.

If you don't know the mountain so well, there are plenty of
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Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by airwalk on 12th March 2007
Rusutsu Resort review by airwalk
Came here last year and it dumped snow for three days straight. This time just one day, but it snowed and it snowed hard. Unfortunately Mt. Isola was closed the whole day due to strong winds. If it opens tomorrow, the first person on the mountain is going to have waist deep powder to contend with.

Boarded East Mtn. all day today (Super East course) and 90% of the time it was in the woods. Fantastic! There are loads of woods
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Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム
Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st March 2007
Hoshino Resort Tomamu review by Deborah
I wasnt really prepared for the "resort" aspect of this place. You are essentially stranded in a huge complex, there is no town to wander in (or venture out for real food). This is especially a problem when you like good food, as this resort has worse food than an airline! Free breakfast coupons, but not worth getting up for. Bad food, and also expensive.

The mountain itself, however, was great---lots for intermediates, and the snow cat operation for more advanced
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