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  1. Happily.Adopted.Lobster

    GALA Yuzawa on a weekend

    A number of years back I visited GALA Yuzawa on a Saturday. It was mad busy and put me off, but read things muikabochi and others said about it being much better on weekdays. Any feedback from, say, last season? Cheers
  2. What's the earliest in a season you have been to Kagura? If indeed you have been to Kagura early season. Im hoping to go before the middle of December. I saw on the news the other night that the next 3 months is forecast to be 暖冬 warm winter which is annoying to hear.......
  3. Hi! I see that Iwappara in Yuzawa town and Joetsu Kokusai in Minamiuonuma city seem to have a 'joint ticket' and various tie-ups. What's the story there? You can't ski both in a day can you (or would you), they're a 30 minute or so ride from each other, right?
  4. FujiRockMan

    Naeba & Kagura

    Planning on a visit to Niigata in winter and excited at the prospect of seeing Naeba with snow. I see Kagura is a really popular place with a long season and what looks like great snow conditions. Does it usually beat out Naeba? We are wondering whether it might be best to stay in Naeba or perhaps in the main Yuzawa town area. Anyone with thoughts, would love to hear them. Cheers.
  5. (YUZAWA) Jobs Available / Employment Information on jobs available at GALA Yuzawa in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-general-information/employment-opportunites-at-gala-yuzawa
  6. Hi! Here at Fuji Rock Festival. Enjoying but hiding from the rain for a bit. The heat though! Sweaty!!!! It's hard to believe that in 5 months you can apparently ski and snowboard on the slopes where our tent is. Just fake news right? Hoping the rain stops.
  7. Hi Would you advise against taking a beginner to Kagura in Yuzawa? (Especially in the next week or two in this last season?) Thanks
  8. Hello Next year Japan! Whooooo-hoooooo! It's way off but I'm drilling down the details. We are going to be spending a week or so in Yuzawa and hope to try a bunch of the ski places around there. Want to go to Joetsu Kokusai but not clear to us the best way to get there. Anyone who has experience able to shed light on that? It seems to have a small station on the local line but not sure if that or the bus is best. Thanks!
  9. Hi! Not as question as such, hope that is ok! I have decided to have one last day of the season and Kagura in Yuzawa is the place. I plan to be going on Monday. So if anyone else is going or thinking of going, let's meet up. I'll be at Mitsumata Ropeway for the first lift of the day. Let's Kagura.
  10. By Minakami, I mean the tourism office or whatever - they seem to include Naeba in their reports of the ski resorts. Naeba is in Yuzawa, right? Why not include Kagura or GALA or others in Yuzawa? It comes over as being kind of misleading. Not going to lose sleep over it, I'm just curious!
  11. We're going to be visiting Yuzawa in Niigata for the first time in March and looking for a bit of feedback. First of all a few of us in our group are struggling beginners. What place would people recommend for that? Also, for the more advanced skiers in our group, we're interested in knowing which ski hills will be less busy/crowded? Thanks for any feedback.
  12. We are visiting Tokyo again in late March so hoping to maybe have a day or two in Yuzawa. Where do you think would be best around then? Thank you.
  13. Greetings, I am planning to go to Naeba tomorrow, March 1st in the evening, and return back on March 3 also in the evening. I plan to take the Kanetsu Expressway and then the Tsukiono by-pass, (hwy 17 or Mikuni Hwy), until I get to Naeba. My concern is the requirement to have chains at the North exit of the Kannetsu Tunnel, and when the road elevation increases by Lake Ayase into Naeba. Today is raining here in Tokyo. Please let me know how it was at night for those who travelled today during the rain. If it is not a snowy day, do they still require chains at the tunnel exit? Not sure what the weather will be like for Friday but I want to have an idea of what is like now and tonight. I have regular tires and because of almost end of Winter, I am having a hard time finding chains. Thanks.
  14. Hi I'm looking forward to going to Kagura in a few weeks for the first time. Wondering where to start off Mitsumata or Tashiro and keen to hear any thoughts on that. Thx
  15. Konnichi-wa We are going to Yuzawa next week. I hope it snows before then! Can someone help. Is there a bus that goes directly between GALA Yuzawa and the NASPA hotel? Thanks in advance.
  16. (YUZAWA) Jobs Available / Employment Information on jobs available at Snow Country Instructors in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-general-information/employment-opportunites-at-snow-country-instructors
  17. (YUZAWA) Jobs Available / Employment Information on jobs available at Naeba Snow School in Naeba, Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-general-information/employment-opportunites-at-naeba-snow-school
  18. (NAEBA) Jobs Available / Employment Information on jobs available at Lodge Kashiwagi in Naeba, Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-general-information/employment-opportunites-at-lodge-kashiwagi
  19. (YUZAWA) Ski & Snowboard School Information on Snow Country Instructors in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/snow-country-instructors
  20. (YUZAWA) Ski & Snowboard School Information on NASPA Ski Garden in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/naspa-ski-garden-lessons
  21. (YUZAWA) Ski & Snowboard School Information on Tenjin Lodge Ski School can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/tenjin-lodge-ski-school
  22. (YUZAWA) Ski & Snowboard School Information on Naeba International Snow School in Naeba, Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/naeba-international-snow-school
  23. Accommodation Information on Yuzawa New Otani in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/niigata/yuzawa/yuzawa-new-otani-hotel
  24. Accommodation Information on Takahan in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/niigata/yuzawa/takahan
  25. Accommodation Information on NASPA New Otani in Yuzawa, Niigata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/niigata/yuzawa/naspa-new-otani-resort


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