Yuzawa Nakazato resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Reviews of Yuzawa Nakazato resort in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. Currently 7 reviews.
Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by DrGranviewer on 26th January 2015
One of the smaller town-level skijo in Yuzawa
This was my first time in Yuzawa Nakazato, having always seen it approaching Yuzawa on the Kanetsu Expressway. With those big kanji letters popping out of the mountain - got to see them close up.

Today has been a warm day and while there's lots of snow it wasn't in the best of conditions.
Still it wasn't terrible either. As you might expect when it's 6C and no new snow in a few days.

So what's it like?
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 3rd February 2014
Small but pleasant, convenient and family friendly!
Yuzawa Nakazato was a more interesting skijo than I was expecting. From the information on SnowJapan it just seems kind of small. Though it isn't a big skijo by any means, there were some things about it that I liked.

First and foremost it is a great place to bring a family! Nakazato uses a couple of old trains as resting rooms one of which overlooks a nice sledding hill. There were places to relax and eat along with an
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by ATM on 17th February 2005
Yuzawa Nakazato review by ATM
We skied Nakazato in the afternoon and night with conditions altering between heavy snowfall, clouds and clearing, and mist after dark with snowfall returning. Except for occassional icy spots, conditions were good, with knee deep powder on several of the more challenging mogul runs.

Another review mentions the difficulty of the "one" night run, but when we were there a longer route avoiding difficult slopes was open and seemed within the grasp of most beginners. Actually, we found this resort
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th December 2003
Yuzawa Nakazato review by bailin
I have a certain affection for this place.

Good clean fun here, and although you wont be challenged too much, it still offers enough to keep you interested all day. The half-pipe is tiny, but great for beginning freestylers. The kickers totally suck though - build your own.

Going on weekdays though (weekends can get a little crowded) you might find some of the lifts out-of-operation
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd February 2003
Yuzawa Nakazato review (submitted before 2003)
Another resort in Yuzawa town, this one is just a bit further on than Iwappara and Yuzawa Park (it has it's own little station on the Joetsu local line), and about 10 minutes from the IC.

Bigger than Yuzawa Park, although still not too big - it's kind of stretched into 3 small parts. By far the most interesting is the right hand side that has a few fairly challenging, but short, intermediate runs.

A big more difficult than Park, but still
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st November 2002
Yuzawa Nakazato review (submitted before 2003)
This is by no means the best place in Yuzawa town.

Naeba, GALA, Kagura, Kandatsu, Iwappara all beat it it in terms of size, courses, snow. But having said that I still have a soft spot for this small resort. Probably becoz it is where I learnt where to ski way back 7 years ago. Since then I have become an above-average skier and recently also taken up snowboarding, which I am really enjoying this season.

Nakazato is good for beginners
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2002
Yuzawa Nakazato review (submitted before 2003)
This resort has good beginner and intermediate runs.

There is one which is wide and long. Very enjoyable for beginners. However, it has only one night ski run which I feel is rather difficult for a beginner.

Other than this, I would recommend this resort
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Yuzawa Nakazato

湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 702m
Min. elevation: 458m
Vertical: 244m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 8

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