Our group of 6 adults greatly enjoyed our 5 night stay at Resort Hotel Alp, Myoko Kogen. Satomi was so welcoming and helpful and her husband collected our luggage from our previous hotel ( see review of Hotel Moc) so we could ski all day and do " ski check in", a first for us! We had Western rooms which were small but comfortable, with an ensuite. The Onsen or Japanese hot spring water spa was fabulous, especially the outdoor section. Relaxing in the outdoor Onsen with views of snow laden trees and beautiful mountains while snow was gently falling was a wonderful, magical experience. The hotel has a lift, very nice food and Satomi sells discounted lift tickets. It is only a short 5 to 10 min walk to the main street of Akakura Onsen, where we had excellent Japanese dinners at great prices. Satomi advised us and helped us book. From the hotel it is a very short ski to the nearest chairlift or to the bus stop to access other resorts such as Suginohara. Myoko Snowsports, which provides English speaking ski/ snowboard lessons and outstanding ski/ snowboard rental is also just a short walk/ ski away. They have larger sizes which are sometimes not available in Japan. They also sent one snowboard/ boot set to Nozawa Onsen for one of our group who is very tall. Myoko Kogen was great for powder skiing,as long as one avoids the slightly flat sections.
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- The ski-in,ski-out choice. ... more less