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Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort - Key Info
Resort altitude top - 1181m bottom - 800m  
Season dates early Dec - early May  
Number of lifts / courses 11/15    
Skill level
Beginner courses 35%
Intermediate courses 45%
Advanced courses 20%
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Yuzawa Town, as seen from the Gala gondola
Yuzawa Town, as seen from the Gala gondola

Gala Yuzawa is a popular, lively resort situated just 10 minutes from the centre of Yuzawa town.

Gala is unique in that the resort provides great facilities for beginners, children and families, but in carefully separated expert areas also has an extensive terrain park with death-defying jumps, and a mogul area to test the sturdiest of knees.


Gala Yuzawa resort offers the ultimate in convenience - the resort has its own bullet train station at the foot of the mountain.

You can get on the train at Tokyo station, and 77 minutes later arrive at Gala. After going through the ticket barriers you pass the ski pass desk, rental desk, and on the same floor there is the gondola station to take you to the slopes.

So you go straight from the train station to the top of the Japanese alps, with views such as these!

Beginners slope in Gala Yuzawa Central Area
Beginners slope in Gala Yuzawa Central Area

Half-pipe in the Northern area terrain park
Half-pipe in the Northern area terrain park

Gala is a well-maintained resort that does its utmost to accommodate international visitors - there are PA announcements in English, even in Chinese!

You will find plenty of English information, including piste signs and maps. The resort employs western staff at its ticketing desk and ski rental desk, as well as English-speaking ski instructors.

We can easily arrange ski lessons for you - please contact us with your dates.


Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort day return tour: from 15 Dec 07

The ease and convenience of Gala Ski resort makes it the perfect destination for a day return trip from Tokyo.

Our Gala day return package costs JPY22,000 per person, and contains the following:

- Tokyo-Yuzawa return-fare train ticket
- 1 day ski pass
- 1 day ski rental [pre-arranged for your

If you wish to rental ski wear also, there is an extra charge of JPY3,000. By leaving out the rental option altogether, the price is reduced to JPY18,000 per person.

We send the tickets by courier to your home, office or hotel [within the Tokyo area] In order to maintain as much flexibility as possible, we send train tickets valid for any time on your specified travel date.

If you would like to book, please click here: Gala Day return booking

View from the top of the 'Grenoble' lift

Please note: Our tours are for individual travel - we do not provide guides. Day return start dates are dependent on snow conditions and may be subject to cancellation or postponement.

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