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 seanbrophy on 31st December 2005
Sugadaira review by seanbrophy
A lot of people mention that Sugadaira is a bit small, but there are a VERY large number of runs, and there is always some fun to be found up the sides or cutting a few corners off. I have just started teaching my daughter to board, and the longest lift at Davos is excellent for this. Three slightly different slopes to the bottom, managable for beginner but it is also possible to cut off one corner through a vast powder field on the right (called Shibuya-ku?), and also on the final part cut through the trees to a very steep short powder run that was great fun.

We also found an almost untouched very wide and steep field on the Taro area, on a run called omotetaroo gelende. If it hasn't been groomed, check out the area on the right looking up the hill. Lots of snow this year compared to previous years.

I've also uploaded some pictures, very scenic!
Date visited: From 27 December, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Lots of fresh snow, excellent visibility
Things I liked: Lots of runs
Things I didn't like: A little short
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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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