Naeba resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by nosh73 on 30th December 2014
Great Winter Vacation for Family
We are from Malaysia. With 5 years experience living in Japan last 10 years ago, I'm looking the best winter vacation for my family on this trip back to Japan which is near to Tokyo. Found it here in Naeba Prince Resort.

Great family winter vacation if you are looking for fun in snow from kids to adult. Almost what you wanted is here. The base is at the door step. You can take a rest to the room for a while or lunch where there snowboard lockers for hotel customer.

The wide base is great place to teach my 3 sons as snowboard beginner. By afternoon, they already down the slope by themselves. For intermediate as myself, gondola to Kagura is convenient enough to have fun there.

Various food choices but limited for Muslims. Take note that the Azalea restaurant morning buffet only starts 2nd week from season opening (May be depends on snow and crowd).

Date visited: From 25 December, 2014 To 27 December, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Fresh snow fall. Early snow fall this year, didn't expect snow fall from mid December.
Things I liked: Wide base in front of the door step. Snowboarding day in/out with various lifts. Free lifts for children. Good quality of snowboard rental equipment for the whole day until close at night. Lockers for Hotel customer to keep the snowboards while taking a break for lunch.
Things I didn't like: Limited food choices for Muslim.
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Families & children
Authentic Japan experience
General score: 80
Snow conditions: 90
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 80
Apres ski: 75


Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 71
Snow conditions: 65
Courses/Terrain: 67
Lift system: 79
Apres ski: 63

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1789m
Min. elevation: 900m
Vertical: 889m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 12

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