Resort Reviews - tagged 'NASPA Ski Garden'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'NASPA Ski Garden'. Currently 14 reviews.
NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by kiehl on 23rd January 2017
Tranformed!
I have been to NASPA Ski Garden twice this season with my family.

First time was before the 'big snow' in mid January and... it wasn't good. Not the fault of the ski resort of course but it was raining, there wasn't much snow and generally it was pretty grim.

Second time, it was totally different. Lots of fresh snow and some fantastic conditions. We even got some sunshine during the day.

NASPA Ski Garden is a skiers-only place, and they sell
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 27th February 2007
NASPA Ski Garden
I visited Naspa for the Chinese New Year Holidays with two young kids (age 3 and 5, my wife and a helper).

Great resort for a family since the slopes were literally behind the hotel building and were all very wide. There were plenty of ski intructors who could speak English and the whole place was just very family friendly and oriented (eg. play rooms, Pingu character coming out into the children ski slopes in the afternoon).

Although the resport is
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by Sanno on 25th November 2005
NASPA Ski Garden review by marnix
If you are looking for powder go somewhere else (although you can find it here very long as no one else bothers).

There are 3 lines but all are shortand not really challenging.

This is really a beginning family oriented resort.

They have a nice mogul run for beginning mogul skiers
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 5th January 2005
NASPA Ski Garden review by kar 3212
We are beginner so the slopes were perfect for our family.

I don't think there was a lot of challenge for the advanced skier (pretty small resort), but enough variety for beginners. We went on a holiday, but the slopes were not crowded and the wait for lifts was never more than a couple of minutes. The worst part of the day was the trip back which took almost 5 hours.

I don't know if that
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by rmjapan on 26th January 2004
NASPA Ski Garden review by rmjapan
This is a good place to learn and practice technique.

Good rental shop and foreign instuctors.

Beginner and intermediate runs are all extremely wide, perfect for those still doing "Z" turns. One day here would be enough as terrain is not very interesting and it can get crowded.

The NASPA hotel and service are first class and their ski plans are good values including meals and sports tickets
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by MalcolmB on 10th January 2003
NASPA Ski Garden review by Malcolm B
NASPA is a skier only resort and very family-centered - not for hardcore dudes. But for the people its aimed at its a nice place. We went with 2 Japanese families for the day. The children had lessons in English (they have some New Zealanders there working in the ski school), and the adults just enjoyed a gentle day of skiing.

The snow was great - top conditions - and the weather was also really nice. Hardly anyone on the hills
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
NASPA is a really good resort for families with small children.

Last season they had some New Zealander ski instructors at the resort, and they were very helpful. The hotel is gorgeous - quite expensive - but definitely for those wanting to have a luxury feel break.

Recommended to skiers.
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
For skiiers only.

If you have kids or are a beginner, you will enjoy this place. Small and easy...good for teaching the little ones.

Located next to NASPA New Otani hotel so if you want a weekend trip, it is convinient but pricey.
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
Skiers?
Family?
Small children?
Want English lessons?

Want to stay in style?
(ie Got lots of money?!!)
NASPA is for you.

They have 3 foreigners there this season teaching the kids while mom and pop can enjoy the skiing. We went last weekend and had a marvelous time.

Very easy to get to - just a 5 minute drive from the Yuzawa IC but out of the main part of the town, adding to the "exclusive" feeling the whole resort has.
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st January 2003
NASPA Ski Garden review (submitted before 2003)
Our family went to NASPA for the recent long weekend. And what a wonderful time we had.

The resort is very much a place for families. Only skiing is allowed on the slopes, they have foreign ski instructors, and this season that penguin character Pingu is there (read : person in suit, but the kids loved him).

The hotel is not cheap, but beautiful.

The ski hill is not large but well laid out and we found it to be
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Canadians before 2006
My huband and I are both rarities - Canadians who don't ski much or well. But living in Japan, who could pass up the chance to practice? After some online research, I picked NASPA New Otani as being closest, with a fair number of beginner runs. Also, since my Japanese is not the best, it would be a fair test of the hospitality of the staff!

Soon after arriving in Echigo-Yuzawa station, the shuttle bus came by to whisk us to
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NASPA Ski Garden
NASPAスキーガーデン
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Gill Thornton before 2006
I am one of those people who still like to ski (not many left maybe!?).

My children want to learn skiing too, and they can't speak Japanese, so NASPA seemed like the perfect place to go to.

As a family we had a fabulous time at NASPA - the facilities are excellent, the staff friendly (some gaijin instructors), and they have a free shuttle bus going not only to the station but also directly to GALA Yuzawa (my snowboarding son liked that).

Highly
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