Resort Reviews

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2116 reviews.
Mikawa Onsen
三川温泉
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
雫石
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
モヤヒルズ
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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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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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by DJGamon on 3rd January 2020
Inawashiro - Small resort with amazing view of the Lake
It's not a big resort, the view of the Lake is just amazing... and easy access with free Shuttle bus from Inawashiro station.

I went to this resort end of February, snow starting to melt due to warmer temperature.. low elevation.

Mostly Beginner and intermediate slopes, there is one advance mogul slope at the top of minero area.

Recommended to visit when it's best snow condition - around early February.

Nice small ski area with beautiful Lake view... for a day
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Kawaba
川場
Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by Metabo_Oyaji on 24th December 2019
At least they are open!
Went for first outing of the season at Kawaba. First time there. Given how late the season is taking to get going, my goal was just to break in my legs for the season. It was good for that.

Only the bottom two chairs were running. One chair dumps out at the top of the beginner valley course down to base, and the other exits above the first one, adding some intermediate slope before joining the top of the
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Geto Kogen
夏油高原
Kitakami City, Iwate
Submitted by Mike5441 on 23rd December 2019
The place to be during a slow early season
Japan as a whole is struggling right now with a very slow start to winter. Currently, skiers basically have 2 options, either Geto Kogen, or Hokkaido. I planned to ski in Niigata this trip, but there is currently no open terrain there, so I had to cancel and rebook. Geto Kogen had a a couple huge dumps a few weeks ago and is now holding onto the highest base in Japan. We're all still waiting for the powder machine to
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Megahira Onsen Megahira
女鹿平温泉めがひら
Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Submitted by FreddieM on 10th December 2019
Hiroshima closest to Highway resort.
We have chosen this resort because it is the closest from the highway exit and we did not feel like to spend another 30min to 1h going through small windy snowy roads due to the age of our kids and the 3-4 h ride from Fukuoka has already taken some toll. Heavy snowfall was already on the highway and I had to put on snow chains just to make it to the exit. Going 40-60km/h due to low visibility was
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Geto Kogen
夏油高原
Kitakami City, Iwate
Submitted by AndreaG on 8th November 2019
Excellent snow and tons of it as well
Get Geto on a peak day and you can't get much better. It's renowned not just in the region but in Japan (I believe) for excessive amounts of snowfall and 40-50cm+ regularly is not uncommon. There are some good official tree runs as well which are worth exploring if you are competent enough. Not the most accessible ski resort but worth a visit if it is within reach.

Not sure what it would be like for families and stuff, but for
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