NASPA Ski Garden

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“Popular family friendly skiers-only resort within easy reach of Tokyo”


NASPA Ski Garden is a family-friendly ski resort located in the spectacular surroundings of the original Japanese snow-country town of Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture – just 80 minutes from central Tokyo.
With a compact layout, its 8 ski courses are serviced by two quad lifts, a triple lift and two pair lifts. There’s gentle and wide courses as well as ski lessons offered in English for beginners, children and those who simply want to improve. The ungroomed and steep areas are perfect for those looking for more of a challenge.
NASPA Ski Garden is exclusive to skiers, however the rental services and locker rooms are open to snowboarders as well. There are many ski resorts close by that snowboarders can enjoy.
NASPA Ski Garden is the only ski resort in Japan where children can meet and play with the popular Pingu character, and enjoy special Pingu-themed events and facilities.
Over in NASPA Kids Garden, young children can play in the snow safely with the snow escalator, sleighs and other fun items. Other family-friendly features include a childcare facility and a Pingu-themed Kids Room.
Just metres from the nearest ski lift is the luxurious NASPA New Otani hotel run by the well-respected New Otani hotel group. They provide their guests with a stylish and luxurious space, complete with hot springs, an indoor heated pool and a choice of restaurants that complete a relaxing resort experience.
Yuzawa 2117-9, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun
2 +81-25-780-6888
Days 8:00-17:00, Nights 17:00-19:00 (Limited time only)
Travelling times to NASPA Ski Garden Tokyo: 1 hr 20 min (train)





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Niigata faces the Sea of Japan and it is known for its extreme snow falls and excellent sake. The Echigo Mountain Range made of 2,000 meter-high-mountains runs through the middle of Niigata, providing prime destinations for snow sports enthusiasts.