Minakami Hodaigi resort review (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Minakami Hodaigi
水上宝台樹
Minakami Town, Gunma
Submitted by WeekdayWarrior on 1st February 2014
A somewhat hidden gem (?)
Houdaigi is one of the ski resorts in Minakami, Gunma.

It's a not too long drive from the main Minakami area but when I have been there in the past (last time a few seasons ago), you are rewarded with some very good snow conditions.

It's not a huge place but there's some good runs and a quite compact layout with all the runs coming back down to the base area.

I don't know if this has changed but when I went it was bearable on weekends, unlike lots of places.

I imagine weekdays it's quiet. Must go back!
Date visited: No specific date.
Snow condition on visit: Excellent
Things I liked: Snow conditions, not too busy on weekend
Things I didn't like: Could be larger, but worth a day
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Not recommended for: Apres-ski
General score: 70
Snow conditions: 70
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 55
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Minakami Hodaigi

水上宝台樹
Minakami Town, Gunma
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Average Rankings

General score: 78
Snow conditions: 85
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 73
Apres ski: 43

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1400m
Min. elevation: 830m
Vertical: 570m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 2600m
Number of lifts: 6

Other resorts nearby

Fujiwara 6.90km
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort 8.70km
Okutone Snow Park 9.50km
Oana 12.40km
White Valley 17.50km
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira 17.80km
Norn Minakami 22.60km
Akasawa 39.80km
Ipponsugi 48.40km
Kandatsu Snow Resort 48.60km
Yuzawa Kogen 48.60km
Iwappara 48.70km
NASPA Ski Garden 48.80km
Naeba 49.30km
Yuzawa Park 49.80km
GALA Yuzawa 50.00km

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