Tsugaike Kogen resort review (Otari Village, Nagano)

Tsugaike Kogen
Otari Village, Nagano
Submitted by woody on 5th March 2015
Great stepping stones from beginner to intermediate
Thanks to SnowJapan's competions, wining us a free lift pass we booked a private lesson and picked Tsugaike Kogen to use the pass.

Tsugaike is a great place especially for beginners and intermediates, lots of wide open runs allowing you to progress your sking gradually or quickly as there are many types of graded runs. My husband and I are at different level of sking but we were able to ski some runs together or part runs then meet up at the bottom great area for building conifidence.

Had a great day found the lifts easy to link up not over crowded as the space seems to spread things out.

We had lunch at the cafe over looking the lake, great food, helpful staff, well priced.

This is our third time sking, and we have only ski in japan can't wait for season 2016.

Thanks SnowJapan keep up the good work

PS take a towel there is a onsen or foot onsen to end your day
Date visited: From 14 February, 2015 To 14 February, 2015
Snow condition on visit: Fresh snow on ground that day, nice conditions
Things I liked: Well groomed runs, lots of space, various grades to choose from
Things I didn't like: Nothing
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
General score: 80
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 80
Apres ski: 80

Tsugaike Kogen

Otari Village, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 63
Snow conditions: 64
Courses/Terrain: 59
Lift system: 58
Apres ski: 42

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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