GALA Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Planned 2013/2014 season: Saturday 21st December 2013 until Tuesday 6th May 2014
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 3300 yen (adult), 1600 yen (child), 3000 yen (senior).
The afternoon ticket, valid 12pm-5pm, is 3600 yen (adult), 1800 yen (child), 3300 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.
The ticket that covers Gala Yuzawa and connecting resorts Yuzawa Kogen and Ishiuchi Maruyama is 4900 yen for adults and 4000 yen for children and seniors. (7900 yen for adults and 6400 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
Yuzawa Now! snow report
Latest 11th March 2014
Is it really March?! This last week really has transformed things and of course in a good way.
Yesterday we got a lot of snow during the day and often white-out and windy conditions out on the mountains.
Another 30cm or so of snow to move off the car this morning and resorts around town also Read more ...
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Reviews of GALA Yuzawa (45)
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Latest by cal on 11th February 2014
First of all thanks to SnowJapan and GALA for the ticket from the Giveaway.
The review is totally honest though. Luckily I had a great day!
On advice of lots of people, I went on a weekday. One of Read more ...
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