1st February 2023
Shizukuishi was an excellent choice for us, great Onsen, Prince hotel with great buffet (included in the package) Japanese dinners and breakfasts. Good value money-wise. Great views from our room of Iwate.
Down side was the early closure of lifts and the base of the fast lift was not accessible directly from hotel. We declined the cat skiing as it only ran on weekends was booked out and poor value. The price has escalated more than double from what was available pre-Covid.
Many Thanks again for arranging the packages, we hope the feedback is useful.
Your information in the emails was very good.
21st January 2023
Shizukuishi Prince hotel was the second stop on our trip after Appi Kogen.
We booked the 6 night early bird package.
It was an easy transfer from Appi. Just got the bus from Appi to Morioka and then another bus to Shizukuishi. We spent some time in Morioka shopping and then got the free 50 minute shuttle to Shizukuishi.
Everthing is a lot smaller and more personal at Shizukuishi which we liked.
The room was a standard twin size, but had enough room for a table and chairs by the window with a great view. It had a Nespresso coffee machine which was well appreciated. Overall it was very modern and well designed. I cant remember if I chose the upgraded room or not, but it seemed quite new.
The food was pretty standard buffet for breakfast and dinner. I feel they could improve on the overall dining experince. Amazing views form the resteraunt, but did feel like a school dining hall.
The staff were very great. I especially like the old guy working in the rental store. He was always genki! Put me in a good mood before I hit the slopes.
Each morning you need to get the gondala up to the mountain. It takes about 5-10 minutes. This a cool experience. From there you can access the chair lifts and you have one Japanese restaurant to eat at. I would reccomend to Kontatsu if you are hungry and its tasty! At the end of the day you can snowboard back to the hotel.
We had some super snowy and windy days, which kept the crowds down and the areas we wanted to go were still open. They have some ungroomed runs, but when they groom they go hard...all the way to the tress. The runs are very wide, so I think they have room to leave some ungroomed snow on the sides.
We were spoilt at Appi with the Gondala and it took us a while to adjust to geting smashed by the weather on a slow chairlift. But, after a while we got used to it and appreciated the lack of crowds.
It also had a super fun entry level snow park which my son loved.
The onsen was amazing and there seemed to be a lot of visitors who weren't snowboarding, so I think thats what they were there for.
15th January 2023
Mid Feb 2020
We had a great time and really lucked in with the snow as it dumped from the first day we got there to within 2 days from the end when rain was predicted.
The Shizikuishi hotel was very nice, everything you need right there.
You service as usual was excellent and we really appreciate all the help you provided.
Once again thanks for everything and hope to do the same next year.
Late January 2020
Mid January 2020
Shizukuishi Prince was a great hotel to stay at. Ski in ski out is the best way to go.
The ski field was good, with a lot of variety and pitch , (was hard to judge the overall experience as there wasn’t that much, blue ice for the bottom 1/3 of the mountain) the cat skiing was ok due to the limited snow, but I can see the potential. It’s a shame the old gondola has been removed as that would have opened up a whole lot of tree runs. This field would be great for back country skiing when there is snow. (and I hear rumours that they may be removing the other gondola)
Really loved your service and help making this a great holiday.
Mid Feb 2019
Ealy January 2019
Our stay was amazing! From start to finish, we had a blast!