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Skiers-only snow resort   Yuzawa, Niigata, Japan


Introducing the ski courses at NASPA Ski Garden. The resort offers a selection of ski course catering for many skier skill levels - from gentle beginner slopes to ungroomed steep mogul runs. Click on the course name on the course map below to view more information.

Evening lift operation for the 2016-2017 season:
Number 1 lift will be open until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays in December, January and February and also from 30th December until 8th January.

A Course


A Course is the closest to NASPA New Otani hotel and suitable for upper beginners and above. The course is served by the Number 1 triple lift carrying up to three people. An SAJ B-level approved mogul course can be found by the side of the lift.
Average slope: 13°
Steepest slope: 25°
Course length: 340 metres



B Course


B Course is good for practicing technique and is also serviced by the Number 1 triple lift.

A Course and B Course are open until 7pm on special days each season. More information here.

Average slope: 10°
Steepest slope: 18°
Course length: 400 metres



C Course

Advanced - Ungroomed

C Course is the most challenging course at NASPA Ski Garden, with a steep gradient and often some large moguls to challenge.  Sometimes moguls, sometimes untouched powder - looks forward to checking the conditions on a given day. Beginners should avoid this course. Course C is used for the SAJ Level 1 Badge Test.
Average slope: 21°
Steepest slope: 30°
Course length: 480 metres

D Course

Advanced - Ungroomed

D Course also offers ungroomed snow conditions. This course has a steepest gradient of 38 degrees - the steepest at the resort. Conditions can get deep after a prepared!
Average slope: 16°
Steepest slope: 38°
Course length: 750 metres



E Course


An ungroomed course offering a decent challenge for intermediate skiers. Good for short and medium turns. The lower part of this course joins the beginner F Course at the bottom and so care needs to be taken in that are.
Average slope: 15°
Steepest slope: 30°
Course length: 800 metres



F Course


This gentle course goes back to the base of the resort and is suitable for beginners. The gentle slopes are suited to those learning to ski and gaining confidence.
Average slope:
Steepest slope: 12°
Course length: 600 metres



G Course


The widest course at NASPA Ski Garden with plenty of space for high speed and wide curving turns. A number of slope-style items can be found at the side of this course including kicker, box and rail.
Average slope: 14°
Steepest slope: 27°
Course length: 580 metres



H Course


A long course going round the back side area of NASPA Ski Garden, giving beginners a course of up to 2200m in length when combined with F Course. A fun wave course area can be found on part of this course.
Average slope:
Steepest slope: 20°
Course length: 1600 metres


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NASPA Ski Garden is a skiers-only resort

NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Town, Minamiuonuma, Niigata, Japan

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NASPA New Otani 2017