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Togakushi

Togakushi3.5/53
Togakushi3.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Togakushi - Reviews

Togakushi - Reviews

The Real Japan

Patrick
28/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

The Real Japan

Patrick
28/02/2019
Skied here for 2 days midweek in late February. Didn’t see another Westerner, and never seen a resort so uncrowded generally. Nice long runs, beautiful scenery, and at the grand old age of 50, you qualify as a Senior.
Certainly not difficult to get to now, either. Buses run hourly all the way to the ski resort from Nagano Station (bus stop 7 - opposite side of the station from ‘the usual spot ‘).
Lodge Pico a friendly little place to stay. And if you want a break from skiing, you can hire a guide to take you snowshoeing through the magical Narnia-like forest to the Upper Shrine.

toga toga toga

mr lee
12/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

toga toga toga

mr lee
12/03/2018
spent a midweek day here and it was pretty much deserted apart from the Japanese ski schools. not a huge resort but with the right conditions would be awesome. decent lifts and zero queues no fresh snow when I was there but still found fresh tracks in the trees. I must say that the ski patrol dont not allow any off piste skiing and are quite strict about it I saw a couple people pulled and warned but if you are discrete there is load of decent stuff to the sides. the pistes were well groomed and fast. decent pitched stuff to the right but short and would be awesome with a foot of fresh. you need a car or be part of a tour to get to togakushi so that's why its quiet I presume.

Powder Ninjas

21/08/2014

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Powder Ninjas

21/08/2014
We visited Togakushi on a weekday as part of a Myoko Powder Package that included transport and morning guiding. It felt like no one else was there, and we thanked the guides for bringing us to our own private secluded ski resort!

It was a beautiful powder day at Togakushi and there were fresh lines aplenty on the piste and in the trees. When we returned to Myoko that evening, other guests were very jealous because the snow at the Myoko Kogen ski areas (at lower elevation) was very wet.

For a ski resort that seemed low-key, the lift infrastructure was surprisingly OK. One of the quad chairs was running at a good pace and there was also a detachable pair lift. The pair lift that serviced the black runs was fixed grip, but that wasn’t too slow either.

See the overview page for more on our thoughts on the pros and cons of Togakushi.