GALA Yuzawa is a ski resort located in Echigo Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture.

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Gala Prices (PDF)

The 2017-2018 winter season has ended on the 22nd of April 2018.

Sample day plan at GALA

We have prepared model plans on how you can spend your day at Gala!
If you are planning to come to Gala to go skiing, snowboarding or play in the snow please use this as a reference!

Getting to Gala by Shinkansen

Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort is only 75 minutes(*1) away from Tokyo station and the resort is directly connected to the platform making it one of the most easily accessible resorts in the world.
Just come to Gala empty handed and enjoy playing in the snow!

Cowabunga Ski Center is directly connected to the train station and the gondola station(*2). It is the one-stop location for ticketing, concierge and rental services in preparation for playing in the snow.

  • *1: The times are based on a Shinkansen directly from Tokyo station To Gala Yuzawa station
  • *2: The gondola takes you to the mountain and the entrance to all the slopes
JR Pass discount packages are available for the following passes:
  • JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata Area)
  • JR EAST PASS (Touhoku Area)
  • JR TOKYO WIDE PASS
  • JR EAST PASS – South Hokkaido Rail Pass
Discounts are not available for other JR Passes
Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/?src=pcbp

*Gloves and knit caps (beanies) are now for sale only (JPY 1,000 at the rental counter)

Snow Activities

Kanjiki Snow Fun Tour

Kanjiki Snow Fun Tour

Trek through the snow wearing traditional Japanese snow shoes, made from straw, to go and see paranoiac views of the whole area.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: JPY 2,000 per person
Purchase Location: Information Counter
Tour Times: 10:30, 13:00, 14:30

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Sled Slope and Playing in the Snow

Sled Slope and Playing in the Snow

Everyone can enjoy playing in the snow with sledding even if you do not ski or snowboard. There is an exclusive slope and area for these activities available.

Price: JPY 1,300 (Gondola round-trip ticket)
*JR Pass discounts are available: Gondola round-trip ticket, rental sled and rental boots – Adults: JPY 2,500, Child: JPY 2,000

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English SKI & SNOWBOARD School

English SKI & SNOWBOARD School

Canyons Snowsports School can help you improve your style and skills.
Our international team of professional instructors have extensive knowledge of the local ski areas and offer personalised private lessons and group lessons for children to adults in GALA Yuzawa.

All bookings for Winter 2017-2018 season will commence October 1st 2017

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Chinese &Thai Ski Lesson

Chinese and Thai Ski Lessons

Enjoyable ski lessons led by an experience ski instructor and native Mandarin/Thai interpreters will have you skiing within the first 2 hours!

Specially built helmets with in-built speakers will be provided during the lesson.

Lessons daily & no reservation required.

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Shinkansen Station

Shinkansen Station

Gala is the only ski resort in the world with a Shinkansen station. You'll be surprised at the convenience and the fast round-trip from and to Tokyo!

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Rental

Rental

Gala's "Salomon Station" is one of the biggest rental counters in the whole of Japan and has been referred to as a "well organized factory". We have brand new models of SALOMON skis, SALOMON snowboards, trendy snow wear and accessories available for rental meaning you can turn up empty handed!

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Lockers

Lockers

Leave all your luggage without worrying about misplacing a key. The pin code managed lockers can be opened and closed all day. Our lockers are specially designed so that you are able to leave all your unnecessary luggage and go enjoy the snow.
*Oversize baggage can be stored at the information counter if you purchase a locker ticket and empty the contents of the baggage into the locker.

Gondola

Gondola

Get on the gondola straight from the lockers! After picking up your rental gear and changing clothes, you can go directly to the gondola station. After departing from the gondola station, you will get to experience 8 minutes of stunning winter views.

Courses

Courses

We proudly present you a variety of areas, ranging from family-friendly to the truly challenging. A Gala ski pass gives you access to three ski areas, the "Central, Northern and southern areas.

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Restaurants

Restaurants

Gala has a variety of meals to offer you when you become hungry from playing in the snow. Ranging for snacks to main meals, there are restaurants located in three separate areas.

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Onsen

Onsen

The town of YUZAWA is very famous as a hot spring town therefore don't miss out on GALA's hot spring. You can recover from your day outdoors in the outdoor jacuzzi, swimming pool or the hot spring.

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IRORI Lounge

IRORI Lounge

The IRORI lounge is cosy and great for relaxing. The lounge and the "Rice-ball cafe YUTA" is a fantastic combination for waiting for your Shinkansen or after playing in the snow.

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Souvenir Shop

Souvenir Shop

The Souvenir shop is right next to the Shinkansen ticket gate. The shop has a bunch of souvenirs such as local snacks and GALA original pastries. Additionally, snow gear and wear are available!

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