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Norn Minakami Resort Reviews

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Norn Minakami Resort Reviews

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Visitor reviews for Norn Minakami Ski Resort

Norn Minakami Ratings

Overall: 2.0. Based on 1 vote. Vote

Public Transport: 1.0

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Norn Minakami, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Scenery: 1.0

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Accommodation: 2.0

(1) No places to stay in/near Norn Minakami, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Luxury Hotels: 1.0

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Norn Minakami.

Ski in/Ski out: 1.0

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.0

(1) There are no child care facilities at Norn Minakami, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowsure: 5.0

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Norn Minakami is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Snowmaking: 2.0

(1) Norn Minakami relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 5.0

(1) There are no snow groomers at Norn Minakami, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Norn Minakami are groomed daily.

Regional rating: 3.0

(1) Norn Minakami usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Crowds/Queues: 5.0

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Variety of pistes: 1.0

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Norn Minakami has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Beginners: 3.0

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Snow Park: 1.0

(1) Not even a kicker at Norn Minakami, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 1.0

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Norn Minakami, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Mountain Dining: 2.0

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 2.0

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 2.0

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 1.0

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 1.0

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 1.0

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Value (National): 1.0

(1) Overall, Norn Minakami is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 1.0

(1) Overall, Norn Minakami is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.