Hayawari Discount Lift Tickets 2018/9

Cheap lift tickets for resorts in Yuzawa and Minami Uonuma is a topic we get lots of questions about and even though it is still just August some early bird

Yuzawa – Gateway to Niigata Prefecture

Lots of people have heard of Echigo-Yuzawa, or Gala Yuzawa, and we’re constantly reminding people about the easy access from Tokyo for a Yuzawa day trip, as well as the

Resorts, Resorts, Resorts! Which one to choose?

One of the most common questions we get when advising people about their winter ski vacation to Yuzawa / Minami Uonuma is which resort should they choose for their lesson?

GALA Last Day

Gala Yuzawa Ski Area usually tries to make it through to the Golden Week holidays in early May before closing each year. However, due to the very warm March we

Spring 2018

So that was a busy February! It is now March, and spring seems to have arrived early and in full force. Much of the talk around town seems to be

Hotel & Lift Ticket Package 2017-18

Suberi-meguri is a plan arranged by the local tourist office that offers an accommodation and lift ticket package for those coming to Yuzawa. It tends to be a really good

Unbiased Advice from Snow Country Instructors

We are always happy to answer questions about the Yuzawa area, Minami Uonuma area, Snow Country Region, or skiing and snowboarding in Japan in general. Often when we are dealing

Winter Season 2017/18 in Yuzawa

The summer heat and humidity seems to have passed for another year and autumn is setting in.  Long sleeves are coming out and the thicker blankets are back on the

20 Days Left!

Golden Week has been and gone for 2017 with 5 days off for most people, and 4 of those were sunny in Yuzawa. The end of Golden Week on Sunday

Cherry Blossoms in Yuzawa

Spring is well and truly here in Yuzawa. We’ve had some temperatures up to 23 degrees, and the cherry blossoms are now in full bloom here in the valley. It