Ski Jam Katsuyama resort review (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Ski Jam Katsuyama
スキージャム勝山
Katsuyama City, Fukui
Submitted by FDokinawa on 26th January 2016
Fasy runs with lots of snowboarders.
Didn't stay at the hotel. Ski Jam is only 3 hours from where I live, so did a day trip. Went on a Thursday, so the lines were good and had plenty of room to ride. I've only ever been to larger places, like Niseko and Nozawa Onsen so Ski Jam seemed kind of small even though it has several runs. Probably just me. It was nice that it was kind of broken into 3 sections, bottom, middle and top with most of the people riding the bottom and middle sections. Getting to the top did take some time, but wasn't to bad. Not many places to go off piste or in the trees unfortunately. It was mostly wide open and straight runs. Good place for beginners and intermediate riders. I don't do parks, but it looks like they had a decent one. Couple of jumps and rails that were getting used, no long lines for them. Not much outside of the hotel at the slopes though. And while the dinosaur museum in town looked like it could be fun for families, there didn't seem to be a lot to do in town. Overall I had a good time there and will probably go back.
Date visited: From 21 January, 2016 To 21 January, 2016
Snow condition on visit: Snow was good, had a good dump a couple days before. Had some flurries in the morning with a few cm of powder starting out, sun came out around noon. Website said they had over 200cm at the top and 90cm at the bottom, saw nothing to say that wasn't true. By the end of the day the snow on the runs were packed down, and the powder edges had been tracked up pretty good.
Things I liked: Wide open runs.
Things I didn't like: Toll road going to the resort
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Snow Park
Not recommended for: Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
Apres-ski
Authentic Japan experience
General score: 85
Snow conditions: 95
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 90
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Ski Jam Katsuyama

スキージャム勝山
Katsuyama City, Fukui
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Average Rankings

General score: 73
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 66
Lift system: 66
Apres ski: 27

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1320m
Min. elevation: 610m
Vertical: 710m
Steepest slope: 37°
Longest course: 5800m
Number of lifts: 8

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Location of Ski Jam Katsuyama