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Naeba - Ski Area Guide

Naeba, Japan

Ski Resort in Japanese Alps - 43km27 miles of Piste (900m2,953ft to 1,789m5,869ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

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.

 Naeba Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Naeba is 1cm-, expected on 23 February, with around 2cm1in forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Who is Naeba good for?

Ratings for Naeba
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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

Naeba Ski Area Height

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

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.

Naeba in brief

Naeba Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Naeba Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Naeba.

Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Late May.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Naeba.

Where is Naeba?

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Naeba Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 29 Ski Lifts of Naeba are able to uplift 50,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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