Yuzawa Park (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Yuzawa Park
(新潟県 湯沢町)
Planned season: Late December 2021 until late March 2022
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Yuzawa Park is one of the smaller ski hills located in the snow and onsen resort of Yuzawa Town in Niigata Prefecture. It is found to the east of the central Yuzawa town with good access from both the train station and expressway. Apparently 10% of the course area is left ungroomed and 10% is moguls. Back in the early 90's, Yuzawa Park was one of the first resorts in the region to allow snowboarders when most resorts were 'skier-only' and it had a following because of that. It also offered night-time skiing every day but sadly it does not open for nighta any more.

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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Yuzawa Park Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 200cm 1st - 210cm 1st - 180cm
2nd - - 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 180cm
3rd - - 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 180cm
4th - - 4th - 220cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 180cm
5th - - 5th - 200cm 5th - 210cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 180cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - 190cm 8th - 210cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 220cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 150cm
10th - - 10th - 220cm 10th - 240cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 220cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 220cm 12th - 210cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 150cm
14th - - 14th - 190cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th - 170cm 15th - 180cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th - 160cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th - 160cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th - 160cm 18th - 180cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th - 160cm 19th - 180cm 19th - 140cm
20th - - 20th - 160cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 130cm
21st - - 21st - 160cm 21st - 200cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - - 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - - 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - - 24th - 150cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 130cm
25th - 150cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 130cm
26th - 190cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 185cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 120cm
28th - 180cm 28th - 140cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 120cm
29th - 160cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 150cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 185cm 31st - 210cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yuzawa Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yuzawa Park. 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
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' is located at the base of Yuzawa Park and is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm and offers a sledding and snow tubing as well as a safe place to play in the snow.

There is also a 'Nanchatte Park' area for children and beginners that has some items including a jump, wave, and bank. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snowboard Park' is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm and free to use. 

Yuzawa Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yuzawa Park is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm every day.

There is no night skiing at Yuzawa Park this season.

Yuzawa Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Infants can ride the lifts for free.

On Thursdays between 7th January and 25th March 2021, a 1 day ticket for seniors is 2,500 yen.

On Fridays between 8th January and 26th March 2021, a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,500 yen.

Elementary school age children are eligible for a one day ticket at 2,500 yen between 25th and 29th December 2020.

1 day family tickets:

1 adult + 1 child = 8,800 yen
1 adult + 2 children = 11,900 yen
2 adult + 1 child = 13,800 yen
1 adult + 2 children = 16,800 yen

A pair ticket that includes two one day tickets, two lunch vouchers and entry to onsen is 10,600 yen.

Getting to Yuzawa Park

By public transport
4.7km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
4.7km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
4.7km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Iwappara Ski Jo Mae (less than 2km away), but that is a very small local Joetsu line station. Most people use the main Echigo Yuzawa Station (Joetsu line and Joetsu Shinkansen line) which is just under 5km from Yuzawa Park. Connections to the Hokuhoku line are also available at Echigo Yuzawa Station.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by public transport

A free regular shuttle bus service is available from the East Exit of Echigo Yuzawa Station and takes about 10 minutes.

A taxi journey from the station costs around 1,900 yen.
By Car
3.6km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
12.2km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (2.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 361
From Yuzawa IC, 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 another set of traffic lights by a Save On convenience store. Turn right at these traffic lights and continue straight on for about 1km through two sets of traffic lights. After going under the Kanetsu Expressway bridge and then the local train line bridge, take the immediate left left to head towards Yuzawa Park. The resort is about 1.5km further down that road on the right hand side.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by car

About 5 minutes from Yuzawa IC.
There is parking for 1000 vehicles at the base of Yuzawa Park. Parking is free every day and open 24 hours.

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