A small resort on Route 13 between Yonezawa and Fukushima City, the resort is great for weeknight skiing. On weekends, extra runs are open, but it gets crowded. The snow has been good this season, but I wouldn't recommend going after the end of February. \r\n\r\nThere are three main runs - a beginner's which also has a few jumps on the side, an intermediate which is fun taken fast, and a mogul course/steep slope which is good
Inawashiro is just off the Banetsu expressway, and is two resorts in one. The older resort is challenging, with steep upper runs but plenty for beginners too. I have been three or four times, and it always challenges me differently. The newer part of the resort is great for learners, but also has a kind of Super-G course too - piling down that was excellent.
The snow park hasn't got a half pipe this year, but there
The snow was soft, powdery and held together despite hot sunshine.
I have been here a lot, and this season looks to be shaping up pretty nice. People are pretty friendly and the rentals crew are helpful. It is a good resort to speed through, as the flat stretches can be a pain.
However, there are a few challenging slopes, and we found that there was something