GALA Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

GALA Yuzawa
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
GALA湯沢
新潟 湯沢
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Planned 2014/2015 season: Saturday 20th December 2014 until Wednesday 6th May 2015

Gala Yuzawa is famous for being the only ski resort in Japan with it's own shinkansen bullet train station - the train station and ski gondola are the same building. Gala Yuzawa is connected to Yuzawa Kogen (Ropeway connecting the resorts) and also Ishiuchi Maruyama (from the North Area).

snowboard Skiers 43% :: 57% Snowboarders snowboard

1181m
381m
800m
33"
17
2600m
11
20%
45%
35%

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Opening Time

Daytime  
Weekdays: 8:00 to 17:00 Weekdays: NO NIGHTA
Holidays: 8:00 to 17:00

Facilities

snowboard Ski School Yes snowboard Snowboard School Yes
Ski Rental Yes Snowboard Rental Yes
snowboard Childrens facilities Yes snowboard Snow Park Yes
Childrens attractions Yes
There is a 'Chibbiko' area at the base of the ski runs in the Centre Area. There is also special SpongeBob Snow Camp lessons for childen available.

Child care is also available in Resthouse 'Cheers' (1 hour for 1200 yen).
The Snow Park is located in the North Area, by the Swan Course. One make, bank, box, spine, hip, wave, rail, canyon jump.

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Lift Tickets

Half Day 1 Day 2 Days Nighta Season
Adult 3400 yen 4600 yen 7000 yen - 4000 yen
Child 1600 yen 2300 yen 3400 yen - -
Senior 3000 yen 3700 yen 6000 yen - -

There are two half day ticket prices - morning and afternoon.
The morning ticket, valid 8am-1pm, is 3400 yen (adult), 1600 yen (child), 3000 yen (senior).
The afternoon ticket, valid 12pm-5pm, is 3700 yen (adult), 1800 yen (child), 3300 yen (senior).
There is also a ticket called 'PM3' available from 2:45pm and valid from 3pm-5pm - cost is 2000 yen (adult), 1000 yen (child), 1800 yen senior.
Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets - under 6 years can ski for free.
People aged 55 years and over are eligible for 'Senior' tickets.
A ticket valid for every day from 1st February costs 31000 yen.
A ticket valid on every day from 1st March costs 21000 yen.
A ticket valid on every day from 1st April costs 11000 yen.

The ticket that covers Gala Yuzawa and connecting resorts Yuzawa Kogen and Ishiuchi Maruyama is 5100 yen for adults and 4200 yen for children and seniors. (8100 yen for adults and 6600 yen for children and seniors for a 2 day ticket).

Access

car By car
4km from Yuzawa IC (Kanetsu Expressway)
6km from Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC (Kanetsu Expressway)
National Route 17
Prefectural Road 462
Car parking:
- (weekdays)
- (holidays)
train By train
2km from Echigo Yuzawa Station [Joetsu Line]
shinkansen By Shinkansen (bullet) train

GALA Yuzawa is unique in that it has it's own Shinkansen (bullet) train station. As an extension to the main Joetsu Shinkansen line, and just 2km on from the main Echigo Yuzawa Station, the GALA Yuzawa building houses both the train platform and the ski resort gondola making it ultra convenient. Not all Joetsu Shinkansen trains stop at Gala Yuzawa Station and so be sure before choosing which train! There are free shuttle buses from Echigo Yuzawa Station though, and they only take 5 minutes or so to get to Gala.

GALA Yuzawa is just under 4km from the Yuzawa IC of the Kanetsu Expressway. Parking at Gala Yuzawa is free.

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Contact

Telephone: 025-785-6543
Website: http://www.galaresort.jp
Address: Yuzawa 1039-2, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken, 949-6101

‘Accommodation Spotlights’ in Yuzawa (Niigata) on SnowJapan:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/area/yuzawa-niigata

All-Japan accommodation online booking:

Online booking for accommodation in Yuzawa
Online booking for accommodation in Minamiuonuma
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Yuzawa Now! snow report
Latest 26th November 2014
The rain continues in the region this morning.

It actually eased off somewhat last night, but back falling from the skies early this morning. THe rain can't be doing the fresh-snow-less run at Kagura any favours of course, and the resort themselves are mentioning that conditions are less than perfect due to the   Read more ...



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Latest by muikabochi on 9th April 2014

Reviews of GALA Yuzawa (46)
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Latest by Mick Rich on 16th March 2014
This was my second visit to Gala. The first time was in January 2012 when there was good snow but poor visibility and more importantly, the Southern Area was closed, this being the area with ungroomed, powder runs. I’ve therefore   Read more ...

GALA Yuzawa Rankings
General score: 72
Snow conditions: 77
Courses/Terrain: 68
Lift system: 65
Apres ski: 10