Kagura resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Badman1963 on 10th January 2014
Awesome Friday after the New Year at Tashiro
Awesome weather conditions (clear sushine) highlighting the fresh snow the night before.

Spent the day at just the Tashiro section of Kagura (never made it over to Mitsumata area).

Resort was EMPTY till about noon when the crowd showed up (it's new years holiday so no surprise).

Nice groomers (if that's your thing) but one really long flat spot to get to the main runs.

Some opportunities for back country runs in the trees but not extensive.

Was very close (20 min drive) from the highway exit although the Mitusmata ropeway portion of Kagura was closer.

Date visited: From January, 2014 To January, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Fresh powder the night before, groomers soft but groomed
Things I liked: Snow conditions, proximity to the highway, onsens on the road to the highway
Things I didn't like: Flat spot road, limited dining at that section of Kagura
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Not recommended for: Beginner riders
Snow Park
Off-piste opportunities


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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