Resort Reviews by iiyamadude

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by iiyamadude. Currently 4 reviews.
Madarao Mountain Resort
斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 21st July 2018
Getting to be very popular
Madarao isn't the biggest ski-jo out there, so you might be surprised to see at just how popular it is becoming with the 'inbound' crowd.

The last few years have seen a noticeable increase in the number of foreigners out there and more than a few old accommodations being bought up by overseas money. From what I hear, that has only increased this year.

Madarao is one of my locals and I do like it and always have. The resort itself
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 18th January 2014
Definitely worth a visit
Ryuoo Ski Park is definitely worth a visit.

If you are going to be in Nozawa or Shiga Kogen or Myoko for a time, it can easily be done as a day trip and makes a change.

There's 2 bits really but bottom area and the top area, serviced by a large Ropeway. Oh, and the but connecting them.

Top area is really great especially after fresh snow. Some very nice runs and coming down is fun too.

It doesn't get as
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Ryuoo Ski Park
竜王スキーパーク
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 24th November 2005
Ryuoo Ski Park review by iiyamadude
I live fairly close to this place and so it is one of my local places to go along with Nozawa and Kijimadaira. I like Ryuo, esp the more difficult runs and the trees (find me if you can).

First run of the 2005/6 season:

Opening day of the season (23rd Nov 05)! There was more snow than I was expecting up there and it was pretty decent quality as well. Not too busy, excellent weather, great to be out
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by iiyamadude on 24th November 2005
Nozawa Onsen review by iiyamadude
Nozawa - many people have said it before but it is a really great place.

I'm just a 15 minute drive away as well which helps increase my love of the place :)

Not many cons, this is an all-round "place to go" if you get the chance
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