Yuzawa Nakazato resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by ATM on 17th February 2005
Yuzawa Nakazato review by ATM
We skied Nakazato in the afternoon and night with conditions altering between heavy snowfall, clouds and clearing, and mist after dark with snowfall returning. Except for occassional icy spots, conditions were good, with knee deep powder on several of the more challenging mogul runs.

Another review mentions the difficulty of the "one" night run, but when we were there a longer route avoiding difficult slopes was open and seemed within the grasp of most beginners. Actually, we found this resort surprisingly pleasant for night skiing, though we were not out to cover a lot of ground. It was less crowded and the main lighted route could be split in several places, the most exciting at a wide, curving, fairly steep mogul run that had some outrageously deep spots of snow.

There is something charming about this place, and I recommend it as a warmup stop if you're planning several days at different resorts in/around Yuzawa.
Date visited: From February, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Powder, Hard Spots on Certain Crowded Runs
Things I liked: Manageable size, convient location in Yuzawa
Things I didn't like: Potentially crowded with many children
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Yuzawa Nakazato

湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 67
Snow conditions: 60
Courses/Terrain: 57
Lift system: 57
Apres ski: 10

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 702m
Min. elevation: 458m
Vertical: 244m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 8

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