Ishiuchi Hanaoka resort review (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
石打花岡
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by muikabochi on 25th November 2013
Tiny ski hill next to bigger brother
Ishiuchi Hanaoka is a tiny ski hill in Minamiuonuma, probably just 1km or so from the much larger Ishiuchi Maruyama - and I believe one of the companies that runs that place owns this.

It's really only for beginners and families, and indeed only opens weekends and has lots of little kids playing in the snow at the base.

The interesting thing I found though was that they have electronic ticket system - the only one in the region that I know about. Which seems odd for such a small place...
Snow condition on visit: Fair
Things I liked: Seeing children enjoy themselves
Things I didn't like: No challenge, not for me!
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Families & children
Not recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
General score: 45
Snow conditions: 60
Courses/Terrain: 20
Lift system: 20
Apres ski: 5
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Ishiuchi Hanaoka

石打花岡
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 45
Snow conditions: 60
Courses/Terrain: 20
Lift system: 20
Apres ski: 5

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 405m
Min. elevation: 280m
Vertical: 125m
Steepest slope: 29°
Longest course: 700m
Number of lifts: 1

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