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Mikawa Onsen
Aga Town, Niigata
Submitted by Jimmybb on 1st February 2021
How to mikawa
Aga town is colder than the rest of Kaetsu, so watch the weather reports. It went down to minus 10 last night, and Mikawa snow was actually squeaky at the top of the first lift.

The resort is small, but it is good for early season training if they get snow.

This year? Lots! Go for it
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Shizukuishi Town, Iwate
Submitted by Bandana on 11th January 2021
Tucked away charmer
Living in Zao Onsen, we wanted a change of scenery and especially since 2020 was warming earlier than normal so sought to go north. Crowds had also gone due to CV19. Initially drove to Appi for 2 nights which we know well and then somewhere else on the return leg and more of a local resort.

Decided to stay at the Prince which was offering a particularly good deal at the time and is right on the slope plus we
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Moya Hills
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by RobA on 6th January 2021
High Speed Quad....High Speed Powder
This place is worth the stop!

Skied on the afternoon ticket for less than 2000 yen. The high speed quad accesses most of the resort. There is a addition slow double to the top, but the trail down is a bit flat not good for boards. There is huge face that is accessed normally by a couple of slow fixed doubles. These were not running the day I skied. But you could traverse from the high speed and it the
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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
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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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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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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