GALA Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Planned 2015/2016 season: Saturday 19th December 2015 until early May 2016
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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).
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).
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.
Snow depth, average temperature and percentage of fine weather conditions (where available) from recent season
‘Accommodation Spotlights’ in Yuzawa (Niigata) on SnowJapan:http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/area/yuzawa-niigata
Yuzawa Now! snow report
Latest 22nd May 2016
Today is the last day of the snow season at Kagura.
Somehow – magic perhaps! - they have managed to remain open until now and are closing just one week earlier than originally planned. It must be said that they did very well. A big ‘otsukaresama’ to everyone involved.
2015/2016 season was definitely a strange one Read more ...
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Latest by Sciclone on 10th March 2015
Ok, so this won't be the best review. Reason being that I damaged my knee 2 days before getting to Yuzawa and wasn't able to go boarding, but having snowboarded here for the last 2 years, I think I'm qualified Read more ...
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