It's a real shame. This place seems determined to price itself out of most peoples reach - just for the sake of it. The original Arai Mountain & Spa was expensive; this is expensive on steroids. The big shame is that they get loads of snow up on the mountain and it's often excellent quality. Makes me sad. Though I am sure that some of the (few) people there were enjoying being pampered in expensive facilities
Maiko Snow Resort seems to be one of the more popular places in the Yuzawa region - though it's not geographically in Yuzawa of course... but pretty much as good as.
I like it.
There's a few parts and as many other people say the Gondola side is more interesting. If you are a beginner then the right side by the hotel is probably best, but for everyone else head for the Gondola side.