Ludens Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Ludens Yuzawa
ルーデンス湯沢 (新潟県 湯沢町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until early April 2017
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Independent and exclusive snow and weather reporting from Yuzawa
Latest report posted at 8:00am on Sunday 26th March 2017
Official snow depth 180cm (-10cm) [updated on 26th March 2017]

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Ludens Yuzawa is a small ski hill with one pair lift located to the south of the main town area of Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture. The Yuzawa Nakazato ski resort is nearby.

Yuzawa town and neighbouring Minamiuonuma city - located around 200km to the north north-west of the Tokyo region in Niigata Prefecture - are together home to over 20 individual ski and snowboard resorts, including some of the most well-known ski resorts in Japan. With easy and quick access by both train and road and a wide choice in a relatively compact area, this region is one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan. The region usually enjoys very heavy and consistent snowfall each winter and with Yuzawa town also being the inspiration and setting of the famous Nobel prize-winning novel Yukiguni (Snow Country), it can certainly lay claim to being the original 'Snow Country'.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

680m
230m
450m
29"
5
1000m
1
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Ludens Yuzawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 50cm 30cm 1st 220cm 40cm 1st 200cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 60cm 2nd 240cm 40cm 2nd 200cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 30cm 3rd 240cm 40cm 3rd 200cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 30cm 4th 220cm 40cm 4th 200cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 30cm 5th 220cm 40cm 5th 200cm 65cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 30cm 6th 210cm 40cm 6th 200cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 30cm 7th 210cm 90cm 7th 200cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 30cm 8th 240cm 90cm 8th 200cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 30cm 9th 230cm 40cm 9th 200cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 30cm 10th 260cm 90cm 10th 200cm 60cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 30cm 11th 260cm 90cm 11th 200cm 65cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 30cm 12th 270cm 90cm 12th 200cm 65cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 30cm 13th 260cm 90cm 13th 200cm 50cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 30cm 14th 260cm 70cm 14th 200cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 130cm 30cm 15th 260cm 70cm 15th 200cm 50cm
16th - - 16th 150cm 30cm 16th 260cm 70cm 16th 200cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 150cm 30cm 17th 260cm 70cm 17th 200cm 50cm
18th - - 18th 160cm 30cm 18th 260cm 70cm 18th 190cm 40cm
19th - - 19th 160cm 35cm 19th 270cm 70cm 19th 190cm 40cm
20th - - 20th 170cm 30cm 20th 270cm 70cm 20th 180cm 40cm
21st - - 21st 180cm 40cm 21st 270cm 60cm 21st 180cm 40cm
22nd - - 22nd 180cm 50cm 22nd 270cm 60cm 22nd 180cm -
23rd - - 23rd 170cm 75cm 23rd 270cm 60cm 23rd 190cm -
24th - - 24th 200cm 45cm 24th 210cm 60cm 24th 200cm -
25th - - 25th 210cm 50cm 25th 240cm 65cm 25th 190cm -
26th - - 26th 210cm 50cm 26th 240cm 60cm 26th 180cm -
27th - - 27th 180cm 50cm 27th 240cm 60cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 210cm 50cm 28th 210cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 20cm 40cm 29th 200cm 40cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 50cm 40cm 30th 190cm 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 30cm 31st 210cm 40cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Ludens Yuzawa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Ludens Yuzawa. There are a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Yuzawa area and offer lessons in English - please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan.
 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Hiroba' area close to the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Ludens Yuzawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ludens Yuzawa is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm every day.

There is no nighta at Ludens Yuzawa.

Ludens Yuzawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Half Day 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen

Getting to Ludens Yuzawa

By public transport
Train
Train
6.3km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.7km from Echigo Nakazato Station on the Joetsu Line
6.3km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Information
The small Echigo Nakazato Station on the Joetsu line is the closest station. The main Echigo Yuzawa Station in the Joetsu line and Joetsu Shinkansen line is just over 6km away.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by public transport
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus is available though a local bus service stops fairly close-by. A taxi journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to Ludens Yuzawa costs around 2,200 yen.
By Car
Car
5.3km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
13.9km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (4.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 541
Direction
Direction
Yuzawa IC is the nearest exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

At the Yuzawa IC exit traffic lights, turn left onto Route 17 and go about 600m to the traffic lights at the 7-11 convenience store. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue for about 650m until you reach the traffic lights by the Save On convenience store. Turn right at these traffic lights and continue for 500m to the next traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights, cross the local train line and continue along the road past Yuzawa Fishing Park for about 2.5km. At the end T-junction, turn right and soon right again following the signposts to Ludens Yuzawa.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by car
Parking
Parking
There are two car parks for 100 vehicles near the base of Ludens Yuzawa. The car park is free to use every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tsuchitaru 3226
Yuzawa-machi
Minamiuonuma-gun
Niigata-ken
949-6103
Telephone
Telephone
025-787-6201
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Current resort snow depth
180cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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