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 Deggler on 17th January 2015
The best snow I have experienced
I have been to a number of places in Japan including Nozawa, Hakuba and Myoko... but the best snow that I have experienced was at Sugadaira.

They don't seem to get as much as the other places I mentioned, but it was just incredible quality the two days we were there.

Sugadaira isn't about steeps. The place is spread out over a large area, in effect it's a bit like Shiga Kogen in that it's a number of places using one ticket. Problem is that they aren't all connected.

So best to concentrate on one area at a time and not be bothered with getting from one to another.

That aside, the snow.... oh yes, I can just remember it now.
Date visited: From 2014
Snow condition on visit: Superb
Things I liked: The snow
Things I didn't like: Spread out too much
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Families & children
Authentic Japan experience
Not recommended for: Advanced riders
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 95
Courses/Terrain: 55
Lift system: 55
Apres ski: 20
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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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