Sakae Club resort review (Sakae Village, Nagano)

Sakae Club
Sakae Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 5th February 2007
Sakae Club review by The JAMF
Tucked away alongside the Chikuma river on the border of Nagano and Niigata this resort is probably frequented only by locals and others who know the area well.

Staff gawked at me as if they had never seen a foreigner roll up for a night ski. Very quiet area with lift waiting time non existent. Runs are quite steep from the top and widen nicely nearing the lift area. Challenging for beginners, would suit intermediate boarders. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Not a lot in the way of food or entertainment but a peaceful and relaxing area to spend half a day.

Would be an ideal place to stop if you are travelling from Nagano to Niigata along the Chikuma/Shinano river road. Night ski is great value at 1000 yen from 5-7.30 pm. Parking is free.

Nice onsens in the vicinity.
Date visited: From 01 February, 2007
Snow condition on visit: Heaps of fresh, powder snow. Soft at the top of runs, thinned out and slippery at the base.
Things I liked: Not crowded, super quiet, lovely country style location
Things I didn't like: Difficult transport connections, only 2-3 runs, not much in the way of food and entertainment.

Sakae Club

Sakae Village, Nagano
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Snow conditions: 0
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 800m
Min. elevation: 400m
Vertical: 400m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 1500m
Number of lifts: 3

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