Yuzawa Kogen resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Reviews of Yuzawa Kogen resort in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. Currently 8 reviews.
Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Mick Rich on 19th March 2015
Let's Yuzawa Kogen
I came here via GALA Yuzawa, having bought a combined ticket (costing 5,100Yen) covering both resorts plus Ishiuchi Maruyama. It's definitely a lot of ground to cover in one day but at least gives you a good workout! From GALA, you take the Landau ropeway from the bottom of the Southern Area. This runs every 20 minutes and takes you across to the main area of Yuzawa Kogen. If you're not coming from GALA, the main area is accessed by
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 11th March 2007
Yuzawa Kogen review by cactus
The bottom field called Nunoba had no snow but would suit begnners nicely - a wide and even slope with two lifts.

The top field called Yuzawa Kogen suited the kids,(beginner skiers) but they enjoy being in the snow regardless.

There's a long and boring cat track around the back which they liked. I guess would offer some short drop offs in powder conditions.

Overall though it's not very challenging for the experienced skier / boarder, and the courses are all
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by sanjo on 19th January 2004
Yuzawa Kogen review
This resort was better than I thought it would be.

It's not big, but there's a decent main run that has a fast power lift going up there.

It was not busy at all - surprising for a Saturday - and we didn't have to wait once for a lift.

The snow was great too. And the views of Yuzawa from the very top are amazing. Take a camera and video on a blue sky day and you'll get some incredible
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th March 2003
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
A small but pleasant resort. Very quiet when we went(+1) -- in fact, seems almost like a well kept secret compared to some of its neighbours.

I hadn't skied for a while so the practice runs were useful to, well, practice. Seems about right for a half day's skiing. The best route the Panorama (a green) was very scenic and not really difficult.

Some of the black runs were exciting, but only merits half-a-day.
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 5th February 2003
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
We went here coz we got a deal with the train/ski lift ticket. We are beginner skiers so Nunoba - while very small - was ok for us to practice on before we took the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway up to the Yuzawa Kogen part of the resort.

This is more difficult and we were struggling a bit - the top looks difficult (but most slopes look difficult to us!) - so we took in the great scenery from up there
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st February 2003
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
Go to Yuzawa kogen's if you want to:

1. escape the maddening crowds from its larger next door neighbour Gala
2. practice skiing or snowboarding and aren't looking for challenging slopes

Else, there's not much to keep the advanced skier/snowboarder interested for more than an hour or so.

The 2 black runs really should have been blue or red, but definitely not black.

It only got interesting when we ventured off the groomed runs into verboten "gerende" :) Don't tell anyone but turn off the
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 7th January 2003
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
Nunoba is the small "practice area" at the bottom of the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway that takes you up to the Yuzawa Kogen ski/board resort.

In itself it isn't too big. One decent run going right from the top to the bottom, with 2 lifts taking you there and some great views.

There is ropeway that links the resort up to GALA Yuzawa resort. GALA in turn is linked up to Ishiuchi Maruyama..... those 3 resorts taken together make up for a very
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Yuzawa Kogen
湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 6th October 2002
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
2 places, the really small Nunoba right at town level. A few 100 meter lifts and accompanying runs...for beginners only.

And Yuzawa Kogen - go up the ropeway to the runs. Not that many but more difficult. YK joins up with GALA Yuzawa via a ropeway (and GALA in turn to Ishiuchi), making for a big space!
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Yuzawa Kogen

湯沢高原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1170m
Min. elevation: 330m
Vertical: 840m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 6000m
Number of lifts: 6

Other resorts nearby

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Yuzawa Park 5.60km
Yuzawa Nakazato 6.80km
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