Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort resort review (Ueda City, Nagano)

Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
菅平高原スノーリゾート
Ueda City, Nagano
Submitted by greenmachine on 28th January 2005
Sugadaira Kogen review by greenmachine
I came here for a 4 day trip after about a 2 year break from skiing. It was a good place to get back on the skis.

There are 3 mountains joined together - but far apart, if you don't have a car, it could be boring.

I only went to Pine Beak and White Davos. Pine Beak was less crowded but I dont have the skill to ski the 'challenge course' and the forest trail was flat/inclined in places so then I swapped to Davos. There were more people but a lot of lifts and some gerende weren't being used at all. Some good cruising runs connecting together made skiing there enjoyable.

No trouble with crowds. Good firm cover. I would return.
Date visited: From January, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Approx 120cm. firm
Things I liked: Big - lots of choice
Things I didn't like: Big - you need a car
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Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort

菅平高原スノーリゾート
Ueda City, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 68
Snow conditions: 62
Courses/Terrain: 57
Lift system: 67
Apres ski: 20

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1580m
Min. elevation: 1270m
Vertical: 310m
Steepest slope: 36°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 16

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