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GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort

Snow Country Region > Yuzawa Town

The base building and the end of the run that you can ski down from the resort

About “GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort”

GALA Yuzawa has its own bullet train station right at the base of the resort. Step off the train, pick up your pass and gear and you're ready to go! In 1990, the national rail company 'Japan Railway' [JR], charmed by the area and sensing its potential for becoming a world-class resort town, built the second bullet train station 'Gala Yuzawa' in Yuzawa town. This has since become an image and oft-quoted symbol of the Japan skiing experience. Since the 2011-12 season the south area has been re-opened which has made Gala a huge resort boasting 17 trails. This resort is also connected to Yuzawa Kogen and Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort.

Pluses The only ski resort that can offer direct skiing from Tokyo without bringing any equipment whatsoever.
Minuses Busy with many skiers and snowboarders on weekends and national holidays.

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8:00 - 17:00
(Night Ski: 16:00 - 21:00)



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Resort Information

Total Trails 17 trails
  • Easy: 35%
  • Intermediate: 45%
  • Advanced: 20%
Business Hours

8:00 - 17:00
(Night Ski: 16:00 - 21:00)

Max Vertical Drop 33°
  • Ropeway: 1
  • Gondola: 1
  • Quad Lift: 3
  • Triple Lift: 2
  • Pair Lift: 4
Altitude 800m (min) - 1181m (max)
Resort Facilities Snowmobiling, Rental Shop, Ski & Souvenir Shop, Rest Room, Locker Room, Food Court, Hot Spring Spa, Wi-Fi Access Point
Kids' Fun Facilities Kids Area (with Magic Carpet), 'Sponge Bob Ski Lesson (on the slope), Child Minding Room, Kids Room,

Lift Pass Prices

  Adult (18-54) Child (7-12) Senior (55-) Note
1 Day Pass 4,500 JPY 2,200 JPY 3,600 JPY Open to 5pm
2 Day Pass 6,900 JPY 3,400 JPY 6,000 JPY Open to 5pm
Half Day Pass (am) 3,300 JPY 1,600 JPY 3,000 JPY 8am to 1pm
Half Day Pass (pm) 3,600 JPY 1,800 JPY 3,300 JPY noon to 5pm
Ropeway Only 1,200 JPY ,600 JPY 1,200 JPY  

Rental Prices

  Adult Child Senior
3 Piece Set 
(skis/board, poles & boots)
4,800 JPY 1,500 JPY 4,800 JPY
Ski wear & trousers 2,600 JPY 1,000 JPY 2,600 JPY



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