Shizukuishi resort review (Shizukuishi Town, Iwate)

Shizukuishi
雫石
Shizukuishi Town, Iwate
Submitted by uggggllllyyyy on 2nd May 2005
Shizukuishi review by UGGGGLLLYYY
Completely a midweek course. When I arrived weds I thought the hotel/slopes were closed cos it was that empty. Picks up on the w/e but still not as busy as Niigata/Nagano.

When snowing they dont use the snowcats and there is powder/fluffy stuff everywhere. However, a little bit of sun and they snowcat everything which then turns to sheet ice becos it's so cold. NANDE YO???

Despite this and the appearance of brown patches on the slopes in JAN!! where they had snowcatted (is that a word?) the piste. It's still a must do cos cheap and has huge long courses...sweet!

One last thing is that it has the worst transfers between slopes/areas I have ever seen. Sometimes you are better off removing your skis/board and walking up the hills!
Date visited: From 26 January, 2005 To 30 January, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Varied
Things I liked: 2 huge long slopes (approx 5km each)
Things I didn't like: Crappiest Transfers in the world
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Shizukuishi

雫石
Shizukuishi Town, Iwate
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 95
Courses/Terrain: 85
Lift system: 85
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1128m
Min. elevation: 426m
Vertical: 702m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 4500m
Number of lifts: 6

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