Kagura resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Badman1963 on 15th January 2015
Early Season riding at Tashiro
Took the second Gondola (Tashiro) Limited lifts and slopes open this early in the season but the snow was soft on the fringes. There is a long flat spot from the top of the gondola to the good slopes so build up speed or you'll me walking.

NOBODY there so snow of the fringes and back country stayed virgin all day. Snow was not quite deep enough to get to all the off-piste areas I like to go but fringes wide enough to carve in the fresh anyway.

Great day!
Date visited: From 16 December, 2014 To 16 December, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Snow on the fringes still had about 1 foot of fresh powder but slopes were groomed.
Things I liked: Off Piste opportunities (not sure its allowed....), fresh pow on the fringes.
Things I didn't like: Long Flat spots from the gondola to the intermediate slopes.
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 90
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 95


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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