Tsugaike Kogen resort review (Otari Village, Nagano)

Reviews of Tsugaike Kogen resort in Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture. Currently 1 reviews.
Tsugaike Kogen
栂池高原
Otari Village, Nagano
Submitted by spindrift on 6th January 2014
Beginner's paradise with some decent tree skiing
First things first--if you're a beginner, Tsugaike is a great place. Most of the resort, especially the bottom half, is very flat and well-groomed, with a pitch ranging from pancake flat to gently inclined. The broad, flat area at the base is well-served by numerous chairlifts.

However, for those of us with more vertiginous preferences, Tsugaike is sorely lacking. There is no sustained steep terrain, except out of bounds (will get back to that in a minute). The best skiing for
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Tsugaike Kogen

栂池高原
Otari Village, Nagano
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1704m
Min. elevation: 800m
Vertical: 904m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4630m
Number of lifts: 21

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