Ishiuchi Maruyama resort review (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by xxx on 3rd January 2019
Brand neew stuff at Ishiuchi Maruyama
I had read about the new gondola lift and facilities that Ishiuchi Maruyama had installed for the 2018-2019 season so while I was up in Yuzawa I thought I'd check them all out.

First of all. The new Gondola/6person lift. Impressive gear! A 6 people lift seems somewhat excessive, but it all looks pretty swish and certainly runs smooth and quiet. Interesting.

It's not long either just going to the mid point of the resort. But I feel there's a "playing in the snow" appeal to it with a new kids snow park near the top.

There's also a new triple lift up in that mid area which replaces the old tea-tray single lifts.

The new Resort Center is... a new base resort building. Not much to comment on there.

Great to see investment and new things popping up and I re-connected with Ishiuchi. It was fairly busy but that is to be expected on the second day of the year.

I will go again.

(Oh yes, tried the re-built Ishi-dora yakiniku at base. Nice)
Date visited: From 02 January, 2019
Snow condition on visit: Excellent
Things I liked: Interesting new equipment, great snow conditions
Things I didn't like: Bit busy but that is to be expected on new year. Would have been nice if the Gondola went to top, but hey..!
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Not recommended for: Ungroomed courses
General score: 85
Snow conditions: 85
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 80

Ishiuchi Maruyama

Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 73
Snow conditions: 78
Courses/Terrain: 70
Lift system: 65
Apres ski: 30

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 920m
Min. elevation: 256m
Vertical: 664m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 13

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