NASPA Ski Garden resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by kiehl on 23rd January 2017
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 it like that. And lots of folk probably go because of that. They have a 'family' kind of theme going on with special lessons for kids and a tie-in with the Pingu penguin character.

I wouldn't say it has the best ski courses for beginners - I'd give that to Iwappara in Yuzawa - but it wasn't busy and the slopes my kids learnt on were suitable.

The hotel is really nice too.

All in all, a nice family place to go to.
Date visited: No specific date.
Snow condition on visit: Poor >>> Excellent
Things I liked: Good for families, nice atmosphere, friendly staff
Things I didn't like: Snow conditions on the first trip - but that isn't the fault of the ski resort!
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Not recommended for: Snowboarders
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 75

NASPA Ski Garden

Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 75
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 0
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 691m
Min. elevation: 431m
Vertical: 260m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 2200m
Number of lifts: 5

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Yuzawa Park 6.20km
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Muikamachi Hakkaisan 32.20km
Norn Minakami 33.60km
Akasawa 34.00km
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Location of NASPA Ski Garden