Ludens Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Ludens Yuzawa
(新潟県 湯沢町)
Planned season: Closed for the 2019-2020 season. See below.
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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.

Ludens Yuzawa did not open for the 2018-2019 season due to 'maintenance' and it appears that it will not be opening for the 2019-2020 season either.

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

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Ludens Yuzawa Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
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.
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Ludens Yuzawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Closed for the 2018-2019 season

Getting to Ludens Yuzawa

By public transport
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
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
By 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
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

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2019-2020 UPDATES
6th December 2019: We are in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the 19-20 winter season - we hope all updates will be done by mid-December. For more information about our updates, please read this
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