Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 7 reviews.
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by bkurobe on 28th January 2014
Awsome local mountain!
Get away from the niseko crowds and check this place out.

Super local spot with deeeeeeep pow
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Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
Nanae Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by Fatman no jitsu on 28th January 2014
Great place to learn.
The Nanae Snow Park is about an hour from Hakodate and is relative cheap to get to using the local trains. There is a shuttle bus that runs to and from Onumakoen station and the snow park. You can travel from Hakodate to Nanae and back for around 1060 yen.

This is a great place to work on the basics. The runs are varied enough for the beginner to take on a variety of conditions and gradients. And there are a
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by peterson on 21st January 2014
Snow best I have experienced
Just come back from a fantastic week up in Hokkaido and specifically Niseko.
It was my first time there and wondered if the snow could really live up to the reputation.
It did.
We got such consistent and quality snow, it almost felt not possible!
Truly excellent and better than anywhere else I have experienced in Japan.

I have nothing against foreigners, I am one myself, but Niseko is no totally overwhelmed with international guests that it almost doesn't feel like Japan any
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Sapporo Kokusai
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Sapporo on 19th January 2014
Deep fresh powder!!
Just got back from a trip.

As I don't have a car I got the bus from Maruyama (return bus ticket, day lift pass - ¥4,800) and got there at around 9:30am. Today was a Sunday, so quite busy waiting for the gondola. It hadn't snowed for a few days so I had low expectations.....how wrong I was!! I'm not someone that likes to stay on the courses, especially not today because there were MANY people taking lessons blocking
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Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by sanisnow on 10th January 2014
Late Snow
Snow came a little late in Furano this year, or rather in an inconsistent manner as there was a bit of a dry spell, w/o any fresh snow for almost a week during the end of December.

The gondola at the Kitanomine area wasn't open till much later on (around the 27 Dec??) with some courses still closed so that was kind of a bummer.

However, on those days where it did snowed and when the gondola was open, it
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by bowlsie50 on 6th January 2014
RECENT Niseko trip
2nd trip here

Have been to hakuba several times but also nozawa onsen, myoko kogen all the resorts in hakuba, tomminen, ashidake and furano.

Was a bit slushy on the road when we arrived but got 5 - 20cm everyday after.

Very windy for a few days which shut nearly the WHOLE mountain at times.

Got thru the gates and over the top twice into backbowl.

Was busy ++ especially when upper lifts shut due to the wind, gondola queue 10min at times!
Mind you mostly
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Sapporo Teine
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by TubbyBeaverinho on 5th January 2014
Short and deep :)
Right, since moving to Sapporo at the end of March 2013, I've now ridden at Teine enough times to get a good feel for the place. One thing that has to be said is that this place is split into two distinct parts.......Olympia and Highland. They are connected by a long and winding cat track. If you are a beginner then Olympia is for you as the pistes are not too steep and are nice and wide........some great groomers to
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