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Hotel Shiga Sunvalley or Hotel Khuls

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Shelster, Jul 2, 2019.

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  1. Shelster

    Shelster First Runs

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    Hello, has anyone stayed at either of these hotels in the last couple of years? Would you rate them, when did you stay, was it busy in the hotel and on the runs with school groups? Thank you.
     
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    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven’t stayed in either.
    Khuls is in Ichinose village so is close to food options and a very short walk to the piste. I think it may even be across the road looking at the map.
    Shiga sunvally is at the other end of Shiga in the close, but separate Sunvalley area so it’s a bus or car to the majority of the resorts. You’ll be very limited in evening options over that side unless you have a car. If I was choosing between the two I’d be staying in Ichinose.
     
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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unless there's a great differential in price I'd be going for Khuls.
     
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    We stayed at Sunvalley in March last year. Typical Japanese hotel, good food, cheap. Lift outside is nice to lap. It was not really busy, there was a school group but it was not really an isssue. Wife and kids spotted a Kamoshika when they went to the onsen at the hotel.

    You can actually ski to wherever from there, there is a connection between that area and the Giant. Pretty fun to explore all the lifts. You can also take a bus to the other side and then ski al the way back, pretty fun
     
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    Thanks zarik. are there many places to eat around the hotel?
     
  6. Shelster

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    It's our preference. Have you stayed at Khuls?
     
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    Thanks elSpike. Ichinose if def our preference. They were the only two I have been able to contact direct hence my other post about booking early. Good to know the limitations of Sun Valley.
     
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    We have booked at Aspen Shiga. They were very responsive via email. I think they suffer from the same sort of isolation though - not much around in terms of restaurants. Has anyone on here stayed there?
    https://www.aspen-shiga.com/en/
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I often stay not far from there at Maruike.
    It's out of the way, and the snow quality is not as good as around Ichinose, plus eating options a much better at Ichinose.
    Better for first timers at Ichinose
    I don't mind it there because I like skiing right across the area and back.
     
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    Not sure I don’t think so. We had a package that included breakfast and dinner, so we just ate there. There are bunch of hotels close by but I am not sure if they serve dinner to outside customers.

    Dinner at hotel was typical Japanese ski hotel fare. But they changed it day to day a bit. Both me and wife like that kind of food and it is easy since right in hotel with kids so we did that.
     
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    Khuls is in a much better location IMO.
    You have skiing options left and right of Ichinose, so you can head either way.
    Khuls is right on Ichinose family...ski in/out.
    If you stay down at SunValley (at the end of lift connection, your always going one way to explore...up).
     
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    Have not stayed there but have stopped in there for lunch ...........food is fantastic.
    Not many restaurant options there, maybe another one or two inside accoms.
     
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    Thanks Zimbooo