Lift Tickets around Yuzawa

We are getting questions about lift tickets in resorts in and around Yuzawa. Unfortunately there is no one simple answer! We are waiting for news on a new all resort

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Many people seem to be starting to plan their winter ski vacation to Japan. Yuzawa is an excellent choice with great access from Tokyo suitable for day trip ski/snowboard breaks

2019/2020 Season Resort Opening Dates

The summer holidays are over here in Japan and now thoughts start turning to winter. Pre-season discount tickets sales are starting to come online, and with it some resort opening

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