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Naeba Ski Resort Guide

Naeba, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Naeba Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length43km27 miles
Highest Lift1,789m5,869ft
Resort Height900m2,953ft
 Nearest AirportNiigata
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Naeba at a glance

Naeba is known as the 'St Moritz of the East', (or 'the Aspen of Japan' to North Americans) and is home of the largest ski resort hotel in the world - the 4000 room Prince hotel, which dominates and indeed owns the resort. Yuzawa, the nearest town, is the traditional capital of Japan's snowy region. It can be reached in 80 minutes by bullet train from Tokyo. Naeba has staged numerous World Cup and national ski races over the past 30 years and annually tops 2,500,000 skier visits. For the 2000-01 season a new gondola connecting Naeba Resort and Kagura Tashiro resort in Yuzawa Town, both of which are owned by the Prince Hotel group, Kokudo (http://www.princehotels.co.jp) was opened. The gondola is 5,481 meters (around 3.5 miles) in length - over 500 meters longer than the previous longest in the world in France (Val Thorens, 4942m), holds up to eight people, has a highest speed of six meters per second, and have a difference of 424 meters from it's lowest to highest point.

 When will it snow in Naeba?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Naeba.

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Naeba Facts, Stats and Ratings

Naeba Rated

Ratings for Naeba
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How High is Naeba?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Naeba
Highest Lift1,789m5,869ft
Lowest Piste900m2,953ft
Resort Altitude (Naeba)900m2,953ft
Max Vertical889m2,917ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Naeba Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Naeba
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
14km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
6km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
23km14 miles
Total Length
43km27 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Naeba Summary

The Japanese Ski Resort of Naeba is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 43km27 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 29 ski lifts.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Naeba is 4km2 miles long.

 Skiing in Naeba

Naeba offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

 Snowboarding in Naeba

One Make and Rail Slide also available and boarders welcome on the slopes.

When is Naeba open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Naeba.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late May.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Naeba.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 29 ski lifts of Naeba are able to uplift 50,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Naeba?

Naeba is in the Japanese Alps in Niigata, Japan.

How can I get to Naeba?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Naeba is Niigata which is 161 minutes drive away.


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