GALA Yuzawa resort review (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

GALA Yuzawa
GALA湯沢
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
Submitted by xxx on 3rd January 2019
The snow has arrived!
It may have been late arriving but end of the year Yuzawa has been dumped on. Lots of snow over the period of a few days are making for some excellent New Year snow conditions.

GALA wasn't as busy as I feared it might be. And that of course is nothing to complain about. Maybe a few people were nursing sore heads!

I really like GALA when it's not busy. The snow is often really good and I like the courses. Wish the top lift was faster, but that's a small itch.

My tip for GALA - go weekdays.

Hope they can get the South Area open soon.
Date visited: From 01 January, 2019
Snow condition on visit: Excellent
Things I liked: Snow conditions, not too busy
Things I didn't like: Having to get up early!!
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
General score: 85
Snow conditions: 85
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 75
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GALA Yuzawa

GALA湯沢
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 78
Snow conditions: 78
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 73
Apres ski: 40

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1181m
Min. elevation: 800m
Vertical: 381m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 2600m
Number of lifts: 11

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