Kagura resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 24th December 2010
Kagura review by Ski Dude
I went to the Tashiro on the Emperors B'Day Public Holiday for my first visit, mainly as there was no snow anywhere else in Niigata. I give it 4 stars purely for the snow and runs only. The facilities at this resort are pathetic.

The snow was absolutely awesome, including a snow storm with fresh powder, but the winds were howling all day long.

It took over an hour and a half to get on the gondola from the bottom with about a thousand people being shunted around the car park in appalling whether since they haven't got a clue how to build a decent, covered waiting area.

The 'shack' at the bottom which doubles as a gift shop and ticket sales booth has about 10 rows of lockers and hardly any space to get changed and boot up before heading to the gondola.

Most of the place is 2 person chairlifts which in the weather yesterday were terrifying to ride.

The Seibu group ought to invest more in this resort to make it much nicer to get in and out of.
Date visited: From 23 December, 2010
Snow condition on visit: Excellent - Weather was terrible though
Things I liked: Excellent Snow - Good easy warm up runs
Things I didn't like: The facilities are crap
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Kagura

かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 77
Lift system: 77
Apres ski: 18

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1845m
Min. elevation: 620m
Vertical: 1225m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 6000m
Number of lifts: 22

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