Yuzawa Park resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by tsonda on 20th February 2006
Yuzawa Park review
I've tried this Sunday to take advantage of the one-day trip offer with the Shinkansen to go for some snowboarding. I took the cheapest plan I could find, which was for Yuzawa Park (10,800yen including the lift tickets) \r\n\r\nIt is said "what you pay is what you get". This could be applied for Yuzawa Park.

The courses were really short, the longest lift is just 550m. If you actually tried to speed up a bit you would run out of course in less than a minute.

Another problem that I encountered was that there were many newbies, and although it was snowing all day, no fresh snow was gathered on the courses cause all the learners just kept on pushing it away by pointing the board vertical to the slope.

Things changed in the afternoon and during the night skiing. The courses emptied and new fresh snow started gathering. By 6 in the evening the snow conditions were very good with even some fresh powder gathering in some parts.

The night lights were open also in the advanced course, which also had a small artificial ramp that you could catch some air! In general during the afternoon I had fun, although I was a bit disappointed that the course was short (about 700m at its longest part).

Closing arguments: It is not a bad place to go for a one day trip but definitely not a place to stay there for 2-3 days.
Date visited: From 17 February, 2006
Snow condition on visit: Morning - ice / Afternoon - fresh snow
Things I liked: Not very crowded
Things I didn't like: Very short courses

Yuzawa Park

Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 50
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 50
Lift system: 50
Apres ski: 20

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 650m
Min. elevation: 440m
Vertical: 210m
Steepest slope: 31°
Longest course: 1500m
Number of lifts: 6

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