06 Sep Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort Introduction
UPDATE: We no longer offer ski or snowboard lessons at Yuzawa Kogen. If you are looking for a Yuzawa Kogen ski school we would suggest joining us at a different resort with a better selection of slopes. The Family Ski Slope at Yuzawa Kogen is still a good slope but once you graduate off that the slopes at the top of the mountain are either too narrow or too steep for good learning so it is difficult to progress. For beginner ski or snowboard lessons Iwappara, Nakazato, or Maiko would all be better options and make for a much more enjoyable experience.
Yuzawa Kogen is the site of one of Yuzawa’s original ski slopes. It is right in the center of Yuzawa town with a few slopes at the bottom and a large ropeway that takes you to the slopes at the top of the mountain. From the top it links up to GALA Yuzawa via a horizontal gondola as part of the 3 mountain area.
English ski school lessons in Yuzawa Kogen are always fun at the easy Family Slope
The slopes at the bottom of Yuzawa Kogen Resort are right next to the road through the town and are known as the Nunoba area. Directly behind the base building is the Family Ski Slope. This slope is possibly the most gentle ski slope in Yuzawa so is a great location for a ski lesson in English. It is skier-only, so no snowboarders. Further along the road there is another lift which offers more challenging runs on either side. This does allow snowboarding.
The gondola ride to the top of the mountain is a tourist attraction all year round. Many non-skiers ride up in winter for the great panoramic views of the mountains and the valley below, and enjoy lunch at the restaurant at the top. The top of the resort has a few more runs. Most of them are a bit on the steep side but there is one great long beginners run down from the top.
Yuzawa Kogen has a couple of play areas for children – one at the bottom and one at the top of the ropeway.
There is a free shuttle bus that links NASPA Ski Garden, GALA Yuzawa and Yuzawa Kogen, along with many of the hotel areas in Yuzawa town. The ease of access and the fun Family Slope make it a good choice for the first time ski lesson in Yuzawa.
We offer the following ski and snowboard lesson at Yuzawa Kogen in English or Chinese
English speaking ski instructor at Yuzawa Kogen / English speaking ski coach at Yuzawa Kogen
Chinese speaking ski instructor at Yuzawa Kogen / Chinese speaking ski coach at Yuzawa Kogen
English speaking snowboard instructor at Yuzawa Kogen / English speaking snowboard coach at Yuzawa Kogen
Chinese speaking snowboard instructor at Yuzawa Kogen / Chinese speaking snowboard coach at Yuzawa Kogen