Overall Rating

Nagano Ski Buffet

Nagano Ski Buffet5/528
Nagano Ski Buffet5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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Nagano Ski Buffet - Reviews

Nagano Ski Buffet - Reviews

So beautiful ...

Kim
27/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

So beautiful ...

Kim
27/02/2020
The best thing about the Nagano ski buffet is the direct access we had to authentic Japanese culture in a ski resort. Where we stayed in the small town of Yudanaka - in lodgings that were clean, modern, friendy and run by Japanese local people, was simply beautiful. I couldn't have asked for better. I'd skied Niseko and Nozawa a number of years ago and was seeking that sense of exhilaration and freshness that you get when you feel you are truly away from your own culture. Through the ski buffet we were given this in spades. We (my daughter and I) met lovely like-minded people from around the world to ski with in our group. Over a few days we became friends and had a lot of those laughs that are generated through familiar banter. This was all encouraged by our organiser Jase and the guides, who gave fabulous tips on making the most of the small town, after spending a full day on the slopes. Handmade sushi in tiny restaurants, no problem. Homemade plum wine - easy. Onsens - gorgeous. The skiing tuition was sensational. Value for money having an all-day ski guide /instructor for the entire tour, remarkable. The groups were small and run on good timing; it was all very enjoyable, and easy. I have nothing but lovely memories, and much more beauty than I had anticipated. For me, the icing was the cake and the big birthday Kareoke song organised by Jase, for my daughter's 15th birthday. It was kind and personal, and I guess, a metaphor for the whole trip. Thoroughly recommended :-)