Yuzawa Park resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Reviews of Yuzawa Park resort in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. Currently 12 reviews.
Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Man_In_Japan on 10th February 2013
A small resort
A small resort compared to some of the others in the area. Lots of wide areas to play in if you like powder but depends on the weather conditions
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by snowbeaurd on 20th February 2006
Yuzawa Park review by snowbeard
Hey just got back from an AMAZING two days at Yuzawa Park, right after the long long tunnel in Niigata.

The first day was snowy, with tons of powder. Sadly, a few days before we went it had rained, creating a layer of ice about 15cm under the freshie.

Regardless, snow conditions were near perfect. The best powder runs are off the highest two lifts. Off the (facing the mountain) top left lift, go left and traverse as far as
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by tsonda on 20th February 2006
Yuzawa Park review
I've tried this Sunday to take advantage of the one-day trip offer with the Shinkansen to go for some snowboarding. I took the cheapest plan I could find, which was for Yuzawa Park (10,800yen including the lift tickets) \r\n\r\nIt is said "what you pay is what you get". This could be applied for Yuzawa Park.

The courses were really short, the longest lift is just 550m. If you actually tried to speed up a bit you would run out of course
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by crimsongriffin on 23rd January 2006
Yuzawa Park revioew by crimsongriffin
This is the second time I've been to this resort.

I'd say I was only an intermedaite skier, and nothing here was deeply difficult. Though, two lifts to a hard slope were shut down, due to low capacity. That was the best part! Empty, empty empty on a weekday. The first time I went here was my first and only attempt so far at snowboarding, and the weekday emptiness was perfect for a beginner!

Perfect for a beginner to intermediate
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by denham v8 on 15th February 2004
Yuzawa Park review by denmam
Overall I had fun here, the snow park was great fun - 2 rails and 3 jumps all laid out so you could hit them all. Not much in the off piste area except if you hike up the mountain from the top lifts it's possible to get a short and gnarly run in before you have to worm your way through the trees.

There are a lot of beginers here, and also it's a really great deal as from
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th December 2003
Yuzawa Park review by bailin
This place is very similar to Nakazato - in fact they are pretty much right next door to each other.

And so it has a very similar feel to it. Nice, cute runs with some moderately hairy tree runs, a small park with a single rail and booter, and the sweetest freestyle run I have drpped in to. This run is actualluy a tube-ride run. When the tube ride isnt operating, you can board it.
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st April 2003
Yuzawa Park review (submitted before 2003)
This place was one of the first that allowed snowboarders, and when all the others didn't it got real popular with the boarding crowd. Now that almost everywhere lets boarders on the hills, this place is often deserted.

A small resort with about 6 lifts, it's pleasant enough. Probably best suited to families and beginners.

Near Iwappara in Yuzawa town.
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 11th January 2003
Yuzawa Park review (submitted before 2003)
Small family resort about 10 minutes bus ride from the station at Echigo Yuzawa. If you are a family of beginners then you might like this place, but if you are looking for a challenge, then other resorts in this town will suit you better.

They have a little area for small children where they can play in safety and our toddler really liked that.

Fun tube run too (sit in a big rubber tyre and get pushed down a slope course)
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th January 2003
Yuzawa Kogen review (submitted before 2003)
Yuzawa Park offers great fun for the family and is definately tailored to the beginer to intermediate skier/snowboarder (50/50 mix) with runs being fairly narrow and limited in length.

This reviewer found some fun however in there small but adequate snowboard park. Some great accommodations available close by make this a good resort for the Train traveller, making the car a non essential. All in all a good family location with cheap and comfortable accommodation available close by - check
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
Yuzawa Park review (submitted before 2003)
This was my first EVER time to a snowfield and if anyone is in that situation then this is your place. It's perfect for beginners and easy to get to from Tokyo. The only downfall is that half of Tokyo will be there with you. I've been on weekdays - hate to see it on the weekend. Regardless, I had great times during the 2 trips I've had there and it's given me the opportunity to get a taste of
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st November 2002
Yuzawa Park review (submitted before 2003)
A few years ago, Yuzawa Park quickly became a very popular resort for snowboarders, allowing them on all of its slopes a little earlier than other resorts did.

A pretty resort set opposite the larger Iwappara, Yuzawa Park is still quite popular and provides some decent, if not short, slopes to get some practice in, in nice surroundings. Easier slopes predominate, with the "Family" course being one of the more popular, with its 14 degree maximum slope.

Those looking for
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Ann Francis before 2006
Small place opposite Iwappara, and not as busy (even though that place didn't look busy either!).

We stayed at Asahikan just near the bottom of the slopes - very friendly and good advice about where to ski. We are a family with 2 small children and so Yuzawa Park was well suited to us - there are no real difficult slopes around.

Thank you for this site and all the wonderful information you provide. We really appreciate it.
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Yuzawa Park

湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 650m
Min. elevation: 440m
Vertical: 210m
Steepest slope: 31°
Longest course: 1500m
Number of lifts: 6

Other resorts nearby

Iwappara 2.20km
Yuzawa Nakazato 2.40km
Nakazato Snow Wood 2.90km
Ludens Yuzawa 3.90km
Kandatsu Kogen 4.70km
Yuzawa Kogen 5.60km
Ipponsugi 5.80km
NASPA Ski Garden 6.20km
GALA Yuzawa 6.50km
Ishiuchi Maruyama 9.00km
Kagura 10.90km
Ishiuchi Hanaoka 11.70km
Mt Granview 13.10km
Maiko Snow Resort 14.60km
Joetsu Kokusai 16.70km
Chateau Shiozawa 20.50km
Naeba 24.10km
Muica Snow Resort 25.90km
Itsukamachi 28.40km
Nakasato Kiyotsu 31.20km
Norn Minakami 34.60km
Muikamachi Hakkaisan 35.00km
Hakkai Sanroku 37.60km
White Valley 37.80km
Akasawa 38.30km
Oana 38.30km
Okutone Snow Park 40.90km
Mountain Park Tsunan 41.50km
New Greenpia Tsunan 42.50km
Koide 42.70km
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira 44.30km
Matsunoyama Onsen 44.70km
Sakae Club 45.20km
Matsudai Family 46.70km
Yakushi 46.90km
Minakami Hodaigi 49.80km

Location of Yuzawa Park