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ABLE Hakuba GORYU
エイブル白馬五竜
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by brianbrown254 on 27th February 2020
Has problems
This area, despite having nice people and helpful staff, is pretty dysfunctional. For starters, it was very crowded when I was there and incredibly they do not have any accomodation for singles on the chairs, literally there would be 10 or 15 minute lines and you would see 3 or 4 chairs in a row going up with one person in them. I have been skiing for 45 years and have never seen a place without a singles
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by Bole on 25th February 2020
A wonderful experience
I loved every minute of my stay, not just at Niseko Grand Hirafu, but also Annupuri, Sapporo City and Sapporo Teine Olympia. As mentioned above, the snow was great, skiing was great, the wait for the lifts was never longer than 10 minutes, the hotel was wonderful, food, service, and most importantly the people, everything about my stay was just unreal. When it comes to the equipment hire, I could very well have been at Thredbo or Perisher or any
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Ani
阿仁
Kita Akita City, Akita
Submitted by Pchan13 on 24th February 2020
Something for everyone
Fantastic resort. Staff friendly and helpful. The courses suit beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders with some of the ungroomed ones suited to the more advanced. Plenty of snow. Kids were able to get lessons in both skiing and snowboarding. Easy to spend the whole day there having fun especially since it has a restaurant and a shop too. Highly recommend this ski resort, you will not be disappointed and very reasonably priced. We now go every weekend.
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Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by doose1 on 2nd February 2020
Awesome snow quality
I love this place, been visiting for a few years now. Always excellent quality snow. Easily accessible sidecountry. So close to Tokyo.
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Kawaba
川場
Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by XDreams on 30th January 2020
Snow not as deep as the web site situation
Very Good resort, many food court and shops.

Easy to get to
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Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by Barkj on 28th January 2020
NO GROOMING
Quick summary

This is an excellent resort for all types of riders although right now they appear to have stopped grooming runs for fear of uncovering dirt which is starting to show up everywhere.

Picture a hacked up weekend crowd where its slushy, then freezes overnight, then add 2cm of powder.....then go try and enjoy it.

Just terrible, do not go there unless they resume grooming and or get some snow which should come this weekend
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Shiga Kogen Ichinose Yamanokami
志賀高原 一の瀬山の神
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by Trishcottiernz on 8th January 2020
Patient instructor
Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel - good hotel south with basic rooms ski field side well worth it for the view of the ski field. No washing machines or dryers at this one you need to go to the West or East building.

Restaurant - ate in once then ate out after that due to price, but food was good when we used the hotel voucher. Breakfast each morning - great selection.

Small store in the hotel with basic things drinks
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