Resort Reviews by topherwillis

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by topherwillis. Currently 3 reviews.
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by topherwillis on 4th February 2005
Nozawa Onsen review by topherwillis
If you count the terrain off the courses this place is a five star ranking.

If you stay on the course get ready to unbuckle your rear binding every run. There was barely a run (on course) where you didn't have to push along for a while. Even the black diamond courses have long flat sections on them or on the approaching course. The trees off of the slopes are fun, but make sure you have some bearing of where
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Kyoto Hirogawara
Kyoto City, Kyoto
Submitted by topherwillis on 24th January 2005
Kyoto Hirogawara review by topherwillis
A one run a minute kind of place. The only reason you would go would be if you were living around Kyoto, and had three or four hours of time to kill, and a hard case of snow withdraw.

Good place to take the kids and teach them how to turn and stop. There are some banked ares on the top of the run to launch off of, and the bottom section of the run is banked on both sides
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Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen
Gujo City, Gifu
Submitted by topherwillis on 10th January 2005
Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen review by topherwillis
If you like rails and boxes this might be a fun place.

There are so many flat areas that you can stuck in if you don't keep up your speed. I would only recomend it if you wanted to play in the park. The halfpipes were not open when I went, but it looks nice and long so you can get a few nice launches, if the transition is up to par.

You can get more bang for your buck
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