Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma resort review (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma
星野リゾート 裏磐梯猫魔
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 6th January 2007
Urabandai Nekome review by Zer0star
Visited Nekoma on Christmas Day and was surprised by the difference in quality of snow throughout the resort. The area on the right seemed to be the best, the top copped some sun and slushed up whilst the middle iced up.

The runs up the top are quite steep and very unfortunatley carved into moguls by the skiers, rendering them impossible for boarders. Would be some great runs on a big powder day. This place is more for intermediate, advanced riders and the board park shows this too. Plenty of untouched rails for the game, a few boxes but only one kicker at the time. The advanced riders are great to watch on the rails from the lift!

Road there wasn't too bad, a little steep at the end but no problems overall.

As for most resorts in the area, tickets are best bought from a close combini, as they come with a food voucher.

Overall a pretty good place, gets similar snow to Grandeco so it's one of the places to go early season.

Would like to go back on a big powder day, should be one of the picks of the area.
Date visited: From 25 December, 2006
Snow condition on visit: Light powder, icy and slushy, every course was different!
Things I liked: Board park, big steeps up top.
Things I didn't like: Without fresh snow the top runs are impossible on a board

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma

星野リゾート 裏磐梯猫魔
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
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Average Rankings

General score: 85
Snow conditions: 90
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 70
Apres ski: 5

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1337m
Min. elevation: 1026m
Vertical: 311m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 2100m
Number of lifts: 5

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