Kandatsu Kogen

Kandatsu Kogen

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Kandatsu Kogen

Kandatsu Kogen4/51
Kandatsu Kogen4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Kandatsu Kogen - Reviews

Kandatsu Kogen - Reviews

Nice Steep Trees

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
08/06/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Nice Steep Trees

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
08/06/2016
Easy to find freshies
Plenty of pow in the off-piste
Low snow base when we visited but amazing treed terrain
It’s a little hard for a powder hound to differentiate the many dinky ski resorts in Yuzawa from the handful that are awesome. Kandatsu is one of the latter! It looks like a resort for beginners on the face of it, but it has some great challenging off-piste terrain; if only it was bigger (for powder hounds there’s probably not enough terrain for more than a one to two day visit)!

Kandatsu has very steep trees for experts, although the steep pitch doesn’t last too long before it becomes an “advanced” gradient. The tree spacing is also variable and ranges from technical skiing to being able to charge in the trees.

Another huge plus is that the tree skiing at Kandatsu is north facing, which is somewhat of a rarity amongst the Yuzawa ski resorts.

When we visited, we were the only ones playing in the trees so there was fresh powder on tap. Admittedly it was a crap season and there was some shrubbery poking through which may have put some people off from playing in the trees. All fool them!!

When we visited, the far lookers’ left quad chair wasn’t open which cut off some of the best tree skiing without going for a hike, although there was still plenty of great lift-accessed terrain available.

For more on our thoughts on the pros and cons, see the Kandatsu Kogen overview and see the Japan ski resorts ratings to see how it compares.