Ludens Yuzawa (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Ludens Yuzawa
ルーデンス湯沢 (新潟県 湯沢町)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until early April 2018
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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

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Ludens Yuzawa Snow Depth Statistics

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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
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

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