Overall Rating

Ishiuchi

Ishiuchi3/51
Ishiuchi3 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Ishiuchi - Reviews

Ishiuchi - Reviews

Good For Cruising

POWDERHOUNDS.COM01/08/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Good For Cruising

POWDERHOUNDS.COM01/08/2016
Ishiuchi has lots of strengths for many skiers and snowboarders, particularly those who like to cruise around in between hot chocolates. It’s interconnection with Gala Yuzawa and Yuzawa Kogen is also a big plus.

Ishiuchi is not the best for powder hounds, so it wasn’t really our cup of tea. When we visited, the snow quality wasn’t the best (the cover wasn’t great and the snow was like super glue in places) so we didn’t get to see the resort in all its glory.

Some people describe the resort as rather European in style. Sure there are lots of restaurants lining the slopes which is a little European-esque, and some of the restaurants serve a Japanese version of Italian and German. There are a few European looking buildings, but otherwise we can’t really see any correlation to a European ski resort. And what were they thinking when they built that purple monstrosity building at one of the bases!! Also some of the slopeside restaurants look like they should be condemned!

See the Ishiuchi Maruyama ski resort overview page for more on our thoughts on the pros and cons, and also see the Japanese ski resorts ratings page to see how it compares.