Tsugaike Kogen resort review (Otari Village, Nagano)

Reviews of Tsugaike Kogen resort in Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture. Currently 3 reviews.
Tsugaike Kogen
栂池高原
Otari Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 5th October 2002
Tsugaike Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
Beginner? This has to be one of the best spots to learn.

Super wide & perfect gradient for the learner.

And when you are ready step up the level a bit, it has a variety of very friendly mid-level runs. For the expert, it doesn't have a lot of steep stuff, but there are a few nice runs. Not much off track stuff, and if it is a heavy powder day, it can be a bit difficult for the beginner,
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Tsugaike Kogen
栂池高原
Otari Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 5th October 2002
Tsugaike Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
This is a great resort.

Some interesting runs, a huge area for beginners, a board park and some fantastic powder conditions on the back of the mountain.

Make sure you get up as high as you can, because the snow quality is usually much better.

And I find it less crowded on the right hand side of the mountain (looking up).
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Tsugaike Kogen
栂池高原
Otari Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Tsugaike Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
I finally learnt to snowboard without falling over here.

I visited this park on my travels before I left Japan for Europe. I found it was best to get an early start so the snow was fresh and there weren't so many other people to run into.

The view was spectacular and most people were friendly and understanding.
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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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