Gala Yuzawa Japan

Good

3.9 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Trails

Beginner
35%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced / Expert
20%

Overview

Gala Yuzawa is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 17 runs spanning 126 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Quads
3
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
4

Elevation

Base
1175 feet
Summit
3875 feet
Vertical drop
2700 feet

Terrain

Total runs
17
Terrain Parks
3
Longest Run
1.6 miles
Skiable Terrain
126 acres

Overall rating Leave a review for Gala Yuzawa

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
APAbhishek P.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 16, 2017
Visited the Gala Yuzawa snow resort in the month of Feb 2017. The resort is open from the winter season from Dev to the second week of May.GALA Yuzawa is a ski and snow resort located in Niigata Prefecture. Form Tokyo, the resort is best accessed using Joetsu Shinkansen. The... More
JOJavi O.
intermediate snowboarder
Average!

3.4 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Probably the most convenient ski resort for Tokyo visitors and residents! I was able to catch first train out and was on the mountain well before breakfast time! It's also really nice to get off the train and walk right up to the ticket booth without ever leaving the building! I... More
TKTodd K.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
I recommend heading to the Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, with its easy and quick direct connection by bullet train from Tokyo Station. Only under 2 hours you can be on the slopes. You can easily make a day trip, or spend a few days enjoying the amenities at the resort, which... More
JCJoel C.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

2.6 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Really dislike this place. Busy to the point of dangerous. Feels more like a location for high school students to have a date rather than ski/snowboard. It is of course very convenient from Tokyo which is mainly what leads to the crowds problem. Straight off the Shinkansen and... More
AHAndreas H.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Gala Yuazwa is one of my favorite spots to board in Japan and has easy access. The area is quite large and ensures that you can carve through the snow a whole day without being bored. Staff is also really friendly!!... More
MCMisael C.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.6 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Incredibly convenient resort. It has its own bullet train station! Great powder days to be had and close enough for a day trip from Tokyo. You will also find a lot of great bus tour deals from Tokyo to this resort. ... More
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