Ski Jam Katsuyama resort review (Katsuyama City, Fukui)

Ski Jam Katsuyama
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

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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