When people think of big ski areas in Yuzawa they often mention the Mitsumata, Kagura, Tashiro and Naeba areas that are all linked together. Not as well known, but equally worth an explore if you are in Yuzawa and looking for some good terrain, is the Yuzawa 3 Mountain area which is Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa, and Ishiuchi Maruyama, all combined on one ticket.
A ticket sets you back 5,100 yen for an adult day pass (though if you visit some places you can get a discount one for about 4,200 yen), and that gives you access to about 48 courses.
The links between the resorts linking the 3 Mountain ski areas operate (weather permitting) from January 14th – March 20th 2017.
It is a pretty good area no matter where you start. One of the joys of a bigger area like this is that you feel that you are travelling rather than just lapping a resort. There are some pretty long runs in there too with both Yuzawa Kogen and GALA Yuzawa having downhill courses, and the run from the top of Ishiuchi all the way down to the bottom of the valley.
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Heading from Ishiuchi Maruyama to GALA Yuzawa and only have a normal one day pass? You can buy an upgrade Ticet here.