Ski Jam Katsuyama resort review (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Ski Jam Katsuyama
スキージャム勝山
Katsuyama City, Fukui
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2005
Review submitted by 'FlashHard' before 2006
New to Snowboarding I went with a mixed group of skiers & boarders from all levels, all of us had a great time.

The resort itself is very very well organized, has excellent accommodation, restaurants, lockers & toilets.

Previous reviews stated that you need to get there very early in the morning, I didnt agree with this. Our visit was in mid February over a very busy competition period, we arrived there at 10.30 am on a Friday, no rush. Saturday no different, we got there about 10.00am, again no probs, though the car park was a little full.

Anyone travelling from Osaka, its takes about 3.5 hours with a few stops, pretty plain sailing. 4 hours from South Osaka.

We stayed in Fukui itself. At the Washington hotel you can pay JPY7500 p/person for room only & 1 ay ski pass worh JPY4500, quit reasonable considering the hotel is very good & central. Located though about 1 hour from Skijam. Nearby Rey restaurant is very good, Italian & all dishes are around JPY1000 & are of Gaijin size (just opposite the hotel almost).

I found that if you didnt have ski/board equipment, its better to stop off before skijam itself to hire. I heard that ski/board hire was JPY4000/4500 per day @ Skijam, on the main hill side road leading to Skijam, 15 mins by car away, you can hire for JPY2500 for both or JPY3500 for 2 days, bargain!

All together we were very impressed with the resort. I had a 2 hour lesson with an instructor by the name of Fujino san who was very patient & a really nice guy. My Japanese is limited, but he spoke "pera pera" English & we got by. He even joined us for a beer in the bar after.

If anyone wants eaxt information in more detail, let the site know and I would be more than glad to speak with anyone regarding the resort or anything related to.
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Ski Jam Katsuyama

スキージャム勝山
Katsuyama City, Fukui
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Average Rankings

General score: 73
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 66
Lift system: 66
Apres ski: 27

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1320m
Min. elevation: 610m
Vertical: 710m
Steepest slope: 37°
Longest course: 5800m
Number of lifts: 8

Other resorts nearby

Karigahara 8.40km
Kuzuryu 43.10km
Hakusan Ichirino Onsen 48.60km
Fukui Izumi 51.20km
Shinbo Family 54.50km

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