Resort Reviews by novaPunk

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by novaPunk. Currently 3 reviews.
Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Submitted by novaPunk on 10th February 2005
Alts Bandai review by novaPunk
I love it. There are lots of tree runs and great powder lines if you dare to venture off of the groomed runs. Like all of Japan, there are lots of closed areas, and I was given the "soko wa cosu ja nai desu yo" a few times, but it was hard to resist.

The parks are dope, as this is the place for the 2005 Nippon Open. The super pipe was not finished/open yet, but there were lots of jibs,
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Grandeco Snow Resort
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by novaPunk on 16th January 2005
Grandeco Snow Resort review
Grandeko had a bit of snow, and lots of grass and plants sticking out of it. It made me wonder if they glade at all, or just let the snow cover it.

The gondola is small and little funky. You have to take your snowboards in, and there isn't much room if your deck is more than 160.

There wasn't a park and all the open runs were beginner/intermediate. I had fun working on my flatland tricks, and teaching the crew some
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GALA Yuzawa
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by novaPunk on 16th January 2005
GALA Yuzawa review by novapunk
Gala was at its best, which is still lacking, but good enough for early season greetings.

It was my 5th day this year, Tristan's 2nd and we had a balls-out time. Ishiuchi had lots of good snow, and there parks are coming along. There monster tables were up, but a little icy for our liking. Other features were built but not open because of all the recent snowfall. They were cutting the superpipe, which probably already open since that was
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