Overall Rating

Hachimantai Shimokura

Hachimantai Shimokura3/52
Hachimantai Shimokura3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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Hachimantai Shimokura - Reviews

Hachimantai Shimokura - Reviews

Mellow and slow paced

Anna
27/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January

Mellow and slow paced

Anna
27/02/2019
Spent a day at Hachimantai Cat Ski this season and was somewhat disappointed. We were there on a very good snow day and the runs we had were fun and cruisy but not very challenging. Terrain would be very easy intermediate runs. We also found the Japanese guide to be a little lax on safety - twice we ended up on a wind cornice that we had to point out to him. We have done a lot of catboarding over the years and always love the challenge and fun times we get from it. Would we go back to Hachimantai? Probably not.

Great Powder Quality

29/07/2014

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Great Powder Quality

29/07/2014
We spent one day at Hachimantai Resort and had a great time ripping up all the fresh powder. No one else was there except a handful of army blokes, so there were plenty of freshies. The quality of the powder was superb and it felt bottomless because no one else had been in the trees. The trees on the left offer short runs that are a bit of fun. The terrain on skiers’ right of the resort is delightfully steep, is a little avalanche prone (so take care), but it’s requires extreme sneakiness to get in there.

Our thoughts on the pros and cons of Hachimantai are outlined on the main page.

We stayed at the Shizukuishi Prince Hotel which provided lots of creature comforts, and it took about 40 minutes to get around to Hachimantai.