Resort Reviews by yaamez

Reviews of ski resorts submitted by yaamez. Currently 4 reviews.
Minowa
箕輪
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by yaamez on 17th November 2003
Minowa review
A little gem on R115 between Aizu and Fukushima city, Minowa is popular with locals because of it's steep slopes and easy access.

Best suited for the intermediate skier / boarder, it has pretty good snow for most of the season, and really good food too - toasties, panini and real coffee
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Yonezawa
米沢
Yonezawa City, Yamagata
Submitted by yaamez on 15th February 2003
Review submitted by 'yaamez' before 2006
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
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Inawashiro
猪苗代
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by yaamez on 24th January 2003
Inawashiro review by yaamez
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
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Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコスノーリゾート
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by yaamez on 29th November 2002
Grandeco Snow Resort review by yaamez
Early season Deco was a wonder to behold.

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
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