YUZAWA SNOW LINK is a grouping of three individual ski and snowboard resorts located in Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city, Niigata Prefecture. The three resorts - Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama - together offer one of the largest ski areas in the Kanto region of Japan.
The three ski resorts are physically connected on-mountain by Ropeway and lift, and a joint lift pass is available that allows access to the whole area - you can easily go from one to the other during your day on the slopes. Beginners and families will enjoy learning to ski or snowboard on a selection of gentle slopes, or even just the experience of playing in the snow (‘yuki-asobi’) and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland scenery. More experienced skiers and snowboarders are rewarded with often excellent snow conditions, a wide selection courses, mogul runs, un-groomed courses and other challenges. While the resorts are lift-linked together at the top, convenient shuttle buses also operate regularly between the base areas of each resort.
Yuzawa Snow Link Tickets 2019-2020
Tickets available from 21st December 2019 until 29th March 2020
1 Day Ticket 21st December - 3rd January 16th March - 29th March
1 Day Ticket 4th January - 15th March
2 Days Ticket All days
Connecting bus services between base areas are available from 21st December 2019 until 29th March 202 The 'Buggy' ski lift connection between GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama is available from 4th January until 15th March 2020 The 'Landau' Ropeway connection between Yuzawa Kogen and GALA Yuzawa is available from 4th January until 15th March 2020
Special 1 day lift ticket + lunch ticket
1 Day Ticket 5th January - 15th March
The lunch ticket has a value of 1,000 yen. It can be used at any restaurant within the three ski resorts.
YUZAWA SNOW LINK is in the Yuzawa region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It is very easy to get to from central Tokyo, taking as little as 75 minutes from Tokyo Station using the Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train line. The main train station in central Yuzawa town is called Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Regular free shuttle buses operate from the station to the ski resort base areas.
Just a few minutes further on from Echigo Yuzawa Station is GALA Yuzawa Station right by the base of GALA Yuzawa resort.
Getting to the Yuzawa area by car
By car, Yuzawa can be reached from Tokyo within two hours using the Kanetsu Expressway. The base area of each resort is 5-10 minutes from the Yuzawa IC exit of the toll road.
New for 2019-2020! Long covered moving elevator at Yuzawa Kogen