Inawashiro resort review (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by denham v8 on 25th May 2004
Inawashiro review by denham v8
Basically the resort is good and pretty fun. The terrain covers a lot of area so between the runs there are many possible chances to get some great off piste. The lifties and ski patrols though are strict, so make sure to have a look around before you go into the trees. There was a short section of off-piste on the ridge that runs parallel to the single chairlift at the top of Inawashiro ski resort (I can't remember which resort was which but if your looking at the resort from the bottom it's the one on the right). Basically when you get to the top just walk straight to the top and ski along the ridge from there. I didn't get a good look around at the off piste as I was boarding with my girlfriend, but there was potential. The valley between the resort would be ideal but the trees are very close to each other in places, so be careful.\r\n\r\nThe board park here was well set up... I had a lot of fun in there and the best thing was it wasn't even crowded - I didn't see another person in there all day (maybe it was closed hahaha). So definately like all Japanese ski resorts - go on weekdays.
Date visited: From March, 2004
Snow condition on visit: Good, light layer of powder
Things I liked: 2 resorts in one
Things I didn't like: Lifties strict on off-piste
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Inawashiro

猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
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Average Rankings

General score: 70
Snow conditions: 70
Courses/Terrain: 65
Lift system: 65
Apres ski: 5

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1255m
Min. elevation: 675m
Vertical: 555m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 3150m
Number of lifts: 8

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