Gassan resort review (Nishikawa Town, Yamagata)

Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 1st November 2003
Gassan review by Tony
Quite frankly this place is pretty dreadful.

You really only go there so as to say that you have done some summer skiing. The snow is dreadful, the lifts are very poor and the price expensive... having said that I just had to go to know what it is like.

You have to walk up half the mountain and get very wet in the process. The only reason I went was because for 2 years I could see the mountain from my house and felt it would be a crime not to give it a go!
Date visited: From May, 2002
Snow condition on visit: Slushy
Things I liked: Open in summer
Things I didn't like: Crap


Nishikawa Town, Yamagata
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 67
Courses/Terrain: 85
Lift system: 65
Apres ski: 50

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1600m
Min. elevation: 700m
Vertical: 900m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 3

Other resorts nearby

Nishikawa Chomin 25.60km
Yudonosan 30.60km

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