Mizuho Highland resort review (Ohnan Town, Shimane)

Mizuho Highland
Ohnan Town, Shimane
Submitted by bulldog on 16th March 2005
Mizuho Highland review by bulldog
Mizuho revisited.

This place kicks ass for western Japan.

First time here on a weekday and like everywhere else, there is hardly anyone around. It dumped for two days before we came, so the snow was excellent for mid-March. The advanced runs have good terrain and enough length. The rest of the mountain is pretty wide open and good for beginners. Modern facilities with warm, clean toilets and decent restaurants, etc... It doesn't have the shabby run down feel of the Hyogo resorts which is good if you're with the wife and kid and want a decent place to hang out and enjoy a little family time (baby room and no-smoking sections, friendly staff).

Although it's not my gig, they do have a fun-looking half-pipe and board park. This place has room to expand and open up even more terrain -- I hope they do it.
Date visited: From 14 March, 2005
Snow condition on visit: 50cms of fresh spring pow
Things I liked: Good modern facilities, fast lifts, one gondola, nice course layout, best access around
Things I didn't like: Valley side parking was closed on the weekday, couldn't get to the baby room

Mizuho Highland

Ohnan Town, Shimane
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1212m
Min. elevation: 491m
Vertical: 721m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 3600m
Number of lifts: 7

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