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Not best choice

The Hotel itself is convenient but a little old. Skiing area is broad but some connections between... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
i s
Dallas, Texas
Interesting and relatively large in Japan standard

~ a large ski resort in Japan standard ~ 4 zones/areas, linking up by ski lifts ~ the views... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Teresa C
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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112-1 Kabanosawa, Minamiuonuma 949-6431, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-782-1028
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The Hotel itself is convenient but a little old. Skiing area is broad but some connections between courses are terrible. Moreover. several courses are closed there is much snow more than.enough though... And.this makes the connection much worse. If I have known this , I...More

Thank i s
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

~ a large ski resort in Japan standard ~ 4 zones/areas, linking up by ski lifts ~ the views, different in each area, are fantastic. Trees are of different species, including pine on the top of north side. ~ lot of snow, especially on top,...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We didn't use any of the runs, just some novice snowboarding in the large practice area, extremely crowded spot. Hotel was a huge money making factory, endless day trippers, food expensive and WOW $7 for a small cup of luke warm cocoa, could have got...More

Thank Philipstravels
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for begginer. Kids enjoyed their ski school even though the coach didn't speak English.very friendly and patience coach Follow in action.

Thank hnahuang
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I sometimes enjoyed snowboarding, there. it's very large field, so I need 2 or more days to enjoy full courses of this field. It has a nice hotel, I always stay the hotel.

Thank Satoshi Y
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice resort for playing ski and snowboard. There is a wonderful vacation and relax during the winter.

Thank Kumpina S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The resort has natural hot spring, various buffets, and easy access from JR. The accommodation is not bad, as long as you pick the side where you can view the slopes from your windows. The ski slopes are not bad. It is comparable to Vail...More

Thank jayfong
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Only 30% beginner slope, but the longest run is 6km. The intermediate slope are manageable with short steep slope for beginner levels (not first time).

Thank StoneH0N
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Joetsu Kokusai is dominated by the large hotel on a bluff above the valley. Most of the slopes are on the other side of the hotel from the main road and JoetsuKokusai Skijomae Station. The slopes can be quite steep and the coloring on the...More

Thank OnsenGai
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We visited in families in February and stayed at THE HOTEL GREEN PLAZA. The skiing area was convenient in front of the Hotel. There was a very wide slope. We did not get tired. There are not many steep slopes...It is recommended in the beginner...More

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