With a bullet train station in the base of the resort this is an incredibly easy resort to reach.
One of the best resort for lessons in the region. Two magic carpet lifts and some great slopes. Ski-in, ski-out accommodation.
Good variety of runs with lots of slopeside accommodation options. Links up to GALA Yuzawa as part of the 3 Mountains.
Long, wide slopes which are perfect for lower levels. One steep slope for experts. Has a magic carpet lift.
Large resort with a Prince Hotel at the base. Linked to Tashiro by the 5.5 kilometer long Dragondola.
Kagura has some good runs for intermediates and experts and well-loved by backcountry fans.
Good terrain for beginners. Also has a magic carpet and sledging area.
Fun little resort famous because of its fun park and steep home run. Suitable for higher levels, park rats and night skiers.
Only 20 minutes away from Echigo-Yuzawa Spread out resort so there is lots to explore e for all levels of skier and snowboarders.
Skier-only resort with large hotel just on the outskirts of Yuzawa town.
An hour away from Yuzawa over in Nagano Prefecture. It is a popular resort, quaint village and a popular day trip for our clients. Full Day Lesson Booking is required.
Very long main run accessed by ropeway. Good for experts and advanced. Full Day Lesson Booking is required.
Both are great fun. If you have a particular interest in one or the other, try that first. Snowboarding tends to involve falling over a few times while you learn how to balance. Once you have that mastered, progress comes quickly, and you will be up on the slopes practicing. For skiing you generally fall over less and spend more time on flatter slopes learning how to stop and turn.
Wear – Snow pants and jacket. Hat/Helmet. Goggles (when snowing) or sunglasses (when sunny or cloudy). Gloves. Thick socks are not recommended. Thin socks that come to the top of your boots/calves are sufficient.
Boots – hard plastic boots (that are difficult to walk in but support your foot and ankle.)
Skis – Usually as tall as the middle of your face. The bindings on the skis are designed to release your foot if you should fall over.
Poles – For added balance and use on the flat. We often teach children (and sometimes adults) without poles.
Boots – Softer and more comfortable than ski boots.
Board – Usually as tall as your chin.
A typical lesson for first timers could go something like: