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Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort

1938-3 Ishiuchi, Minamiuonuma 949-6372, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-783-5571
Review Highlights
Accessible, reliable and open till late

Maybe this oldskool resort is not enough for hardcore adrenaline junkies due to its low altitude... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
Nice family resort

This resort has really nice pretty green runs through the forest that are gorgeous, from the top of... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Arlington, Virginia
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“easy access” (3 reviews)
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1938-3 Ishiuchi, Minamiuonuma 949-6372, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-783-5571
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Maybe this oldskool resort is not enough for hardcore adrenaline junkies due to its low altitude and short-ish runs, but for busy urbanites, beginners, improvers and families who are looking for an immersive snow experience with the ease of access and comfort, this resort strikes...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

This resort has really nice pretty green runs through the forest that are gorgeous, from the top of the mountain all the way down. It's nice that my family with younger kids can ski the whole mountain together. There are plenty of lifts and don't...More

Thank DCTravelers69
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

~ good connection between lifts and dont need to "walk" on upward ground ~ a lot of park features and both skiiers and boarders enjoyed a lot ~ lot of family style cafe/restaurnat serving different cuisine ~ less crowd than Gala ~ it takes around...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had a great time boarding at ski area. Would go again. It was superbly quiet on Friday and got a bit busy on Saturday. Very affordable rates as welll

Thank NeoYiren
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friends have been telling me how fun it is to ski in this resort, but after this second time visit, I'm pretty sure that the ski courses here are not my cup of tea. There's not enough snow when we visited in January 2016....More

Thank EC-HK
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We visited in February 2016. As other reviewers mentioned, getting to the top is surprisingly convoluted. Go up a lift, ski down, up again, walk uphill--there's a ton of zig zagging that would be solved with one high-speed lift, frankly. The snow was great but...More

4  Thank vinkadog
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Great access from Tokyo (a 1.5hr shinkansen ride) and high quality of the powder snow is there. Almost no queue and easy access for each ski lifts. Great panorama view from the top and AWESOME Japanese food at restaurants in this ski resort attracts me...More

1  Thank asianlocaltraveller
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

An excellent choice for intermediate skiers requiring easy access from Tokyo area. Slopes well maintained, plenty of lifts with option to connect to Gala area to extend the range. When I attended at the weekend late January the snow was fresh, views excellent and no...More

2  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A resort with slopes of varieties, but if we want to go the peak, we need to change lifts at least 3 times. And the lifts are not connectable, which I mean is we cannot just get off from one lift then get onto the...More

1  Thank EC-HK
Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of the larger resorts in the area on its own, and links to GALA Yuzawa if you want even more runs to explore. Good mix of different slopes but especially good for intermediates. Lots of independent restaurants on the slopes so a great choice...More

2  Thank OnsenGai
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Natalie C
Hello Oscar, My friends and I want to go to a ski resort within easy access of Tokyo. I have done some research and this seems quite convenient. Is this resort good for beginners and intermediate skiers. We are from Australia and only speak english. We also want to stay at the resort for about 6 days and will be going at the end of february. Thank you.
30 May 2017|
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Response from SEIKOEPSON | Reviewed this property |
Hi Natalie C, An Aussie couple Jodi & Nathan is the owners of the Hiiragi Restaurant in Ishiuchi. They'll be happy to answer your Qs in more detail. They can be easily found via FB/Google. Ishiuchi is a quaint Japanese... More