The consumption tax rise on October 1st 2019 has brought a few price changes around town, so we thought we would update our information on the local rental shops.
You can rent ski wear and equipment from some hotels, all resorts, and there are also some independent rental shops in the centre of Yuzawa. They tend to offer a free return shuttle service between the station or your hotel and some of the local resorts (usually the ones closer to Echigo-Yuzawa Station. N.B. Maiko, Tashiro, & Naeba are normally considered too far.) The price is very competitive though some of the resort rental shops may have newer equipment. There is no best choice for everybody so definitely shop around. If you are looking for higher level equipment, or particular large sized boots (over 31cm) it might be best to contact in advance.
The free shuttle service is a big plus and makes getting around very easy, though please be aware that all the shops can get very busy during peak periods and the shuttle services may suffer some delays. If you have booked a ski or snowboard lesson with Snow Country Instructors and are meeting your coach at one of the resorts please keep this in mind. Arigatou!
Daishin Sports are located right next Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway Station. Their site is in Japanese but you can find the prices below. There is no need to book your gear in advance though if you want to take advantage of their pick up service they would need to know a time and place to collect you on your first day.
|Wear Set||Full Set|
|Days||Kids Ski Set
Kids Board Set
|Kids Wear Set||Kids Full Set|
|+ 1 Day||１０００円||１０００円||２０００円|
Ski / Board Only
|+ 1 Day||１０００円||１０００円||１００円|
HatOne of the above
PantsOne of the above
|+ 1 Day||１００円||１００円||１０００円|
Boo Sports / Yuzawa Ski House
Boo Sports (based inside of Yuzawa Ski House) are located opposite the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway Station.
Benri Rental are based down by Nunoba at the far end of Yuzawa Kogen resort so a good options if you are staying in one of the lodges down there.
If you need help with any of the above shops or have any questions, please let us know from the Snow Country Instructors Contact Form. Whether you are having English ski lessons in Kandatsu, snowboard lessons in English in GALA, or an English speaking ski coach in Ishiuchi, one of these shops should be able to help.