Niigata ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Niigata. Currently 7 reviews.
Naeba
苗場
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by rchuckrey on 27th December 2003
Naeba review by rchuckrey
Naeba has potential for the adventurist.

Stay away from this place on weekends and holidays
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GALA Yuzawa
GALA湯沢
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by linalmeemow on 27th December 2003
GALA Yuzawa review by linal
This was my second visit to Gala, and both times it's provided great conditions. The accessibility is fantastic, the staff are friendly and helpful and if you go midweek there are no crowds.

Great place to go for a beginner, but may be a bit limited for advanced riders. For me though - great stuff
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Kagura
かぐら
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by SKI on 26th December 2003
Kagura review by SKI
First time out for the season at Kagura yesterday.

The place wasn't very busy - certainly less busy than I thought it would be. Snow was nowhere near the best for that resort, but still not too bad. They need another dump or two to give Kagura it's usual great snow condition resort status.

Definitely a resort to go to if you haven't already
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Iwappara
岩原
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by thelovelyjen on 22nd December 2003
Iwappara review by thelovelyjen
First time out this season and we chose Iwappara because we know a group of people up there.

The sun was out, the snow was fantastic. Amazing to think that just a few days before there was hardly any snow around at all. Things can change really quickly.

Iwappara is a good place for all skill levels, but for beginners that main middle slope is excellent. Just right. Long, very wide.

And the views are fantastic
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Yuzawa Nakazato
湯沢中里
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th December 2003
Yuzawa Nakazato review by bailin
I have a certain affection for this place.

Good clean fun here, and although you wont be challenged too much, it still offers enough to keep you interested all day. The half-pipe is tiny, but great for beginning freestylers. The kickers totally suck though - build your own.

Going on weekdays though (weekends can get a little crowded) you might find some of the lifts out-of-operation
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Yuzawa Park
湯沢パーク
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 4th December 2003
Yuzawa Park review by bailin
This place is very similar to Nakazato - in fact they are pretty much right next door to each other.

And so it has a very similar feel to it. Nice, cute runs with some moderately hairy tree runs, a small park with a single rail and booter, and the sweetest freestyle run I have drpped in to. This run is actualluy a tube-ride run. When the tube ride isnt operating, you can board it.
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Joetsu Kokusai
上越国際
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd December 2003
Joetsu Kokusai review by bailin
Gets a 4 for its board park.

Essentially it has two, one at the front near the resort and a smaller, friendly park behind the main mountain. A couple of man-eatin booters in the main park and some user friendly one-makes in the back.

Back park will handle up to 3'S, but if 5s are your go, drop into the main park. The main booter'll kick you high enough for 5s and 7s, though 9s I
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