www.princehotels.com/en/ski/naeba.html | 742 Mitsumata, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun | 2+81-25-788-9221 | Days Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat & Sun &Holidays 7:30-17:00 | Travelling times to Naeba & Kagura Ski Resort Tokyo: 2 hrs (bullet train and bus)
IMMERSIVE POWDER RESORT
Kagura Ski Resort is known for its high quality powder as well as its exciting backcountry courses and lengthy tree runs from its peak. This 23-course ski field is open from late November to late May, so there’s plenty of quality snowfall throughout the whole season. No worries if you’re not fully equipped for fine powder, its Powder Station specialty store has all the rental gear you need. If you’re interested in backcountry skiing, they also host backcountry tours; Kagura Ski Resort is famous for its champagne powder, and a long season lasting from November right through to May around its 1,845-metre summit. The resort is made up of three different areas: Kagura, Tashiro and Mitsumata, occupying the slopes of the 2,029-metre Mt Kagura with spectacular views of Lake Tashiro and the Northern Alps.
The backcountry touring areas here are excellent, and in addition to long tree runs, there are two great snow parks for both beginners and experienced riders.