With the YUZAWA SNOW LINK ticket, you can travel freely among three popular ski resorts in the Yuzawa area of Niigata: Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa, and Ishiuchi Maruyama. The appeal lies in being able to enjoy the wide range of 48 courses more dynamically and conveniently.
You can ski on the extensive slopes using the connecting ropeway and lift that link the upper ski areas. In addition, at the bottom of the mountains, the shuttle bus operates between Echigo-Yuzawa Station and each ski resort to get around. Experience a new style of snow resort that combines the different ways of enjoying snow country: skiing, snowboarding, and sightseeing of the snowy mountains.
Take the bullet train to GALA Yuzawa Station or Echigo-Yuzawa Station, or if coming by car, park at Ishiuchi Maruyama’s large parking lot very near the interchange. Each ski resort is linked by the shuttle bus, ropeway, and lift, so traveling between them is easy as well.
After having a blast in the ski resort, why not stay and chill out in the hot springs town of Echigo Yuzawa, which is bursting with history and atmosphere? Just one day is not enough, as there are so many things to enjoy!
Hegi soba noodles, Koshihikari rice, Mochi-buta pork, Japanese sake, etc. “Gourmet town” Echigo Yuzawa is full of delicious local food. There is also a wide selection of souvenirs.
Approximately 8 minutes on foot from Echigo-Yuzawa Station to the ropeway station. The ropeway with a capacity of 166 passengers takes you up to the top, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Echigo Sanzan mountains. Enjoy everything - from fun in the snow to skiing/ snowboarding, and sightseeing in the snowy mountains - to your heart’s content in this silver world. The hot springs town Echigo Yuzawa, which spreads out at the foot of the mountains, is a convenient stay.
At the quickest, you can get to GALA Yuzawa Station from Tokyo Station in 74 minutes. Once you get off the bullet train, and you’re already at the ski resort. You can rent the Salomon’s latest gear at the ski center directly connected to the station, so even if you come here empty-handed with minimal luggage, you can still enjoy winter sports to your heart’s content. There are also swimming pools and hot springs in the ski center.
We are happy to offer the abundance of natural snow and the vast, challenging slopes here. In the atmosphere of a legendary ski resort, our facilities include a state-of-the-art combination lift (chairlift and gondola system) and the Resort Center. We also recommend snowy mountain sightseeing on “The Veranda at Ishiuchi”, which has one of the largest observation terraces in the area.
YUZAWA SNOW LINK Lift Information
December 23, 2022 - March 26, 2023
* During the period of cableway connection, the operation time may be shifted due to weather, snowfall, or other reasons.
* From Dec. 23 to Jan. 6, and from Mar. 20 to 26, only the shuttle bus service is available. (The connecting ropeway and lift are not in service.)
* Please use the shuttle bus or car to move around when the connecting ropeway and lift are not in service.
YUZAWA SNOW LINK Ski Lift Pass
The YUZAWA SNOW LINK ski lift pass can be purchased at the ticket counters of each of the ski resorts. Please see individual ski resort information for specific dates and more information.
|Operation period of the shuttle bus||Operation period of the connecting ropeway and lift|
|Ticket counter sales||Advance online ticket||Ticket counter sales||Advance online ticket|
|1 Day Pass||Adult||¥6,500||¥6,000||¥7,500||¥6,000|
|2 Days Pass||Adult||¥12,000||¥11,000||¥12,000||¥11,000|
* Child is for elementary school students and younger, and senior is for those 60 years of age and older.
* Pre-school children over 3 years old are charged at the child fare.
* Times and areas of operation may be limited due to weather conditions.
* Senior tickets are not available for online advance purchase.
The 3rd of every month from January to March is "Sanzan Seiha Day", a special event day when you can purchase a Yuzawa Snow Link 1-day lift ticket at a discounted price. A limited number of 300 tickets will be sold each day, so please purchase your tickets early. For more details, please visit the advance ticket online sales page on this website.
January 3, February 3, and March 3, 2023
【YUZAWA SNOW LINK (1 Day Pass)】
Add 2,500 yen to a 1-day lift ticket for Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa, or Ishiuchi Maruyama, and you can upgrade to a YUZAWA SNOW LINK 1-day ticket. The additional fee is the same for adults, children, and seniors. If you want to ski at the next ski resort while skiing, you can upgrade your ticket at the following places.
【Ticket Sales Counters】
Ropeway Station (Base) -Yuzawa Kogen
Panorama Station -Yuzawa Kogen
Connecting Ropeway “Landau” -Yuzawa Kogen
Connecting Lift “Buggy” -GALA Yuzawa
Ski Center "COWABUNGA" -GALA Yuzawa
Restaurant "Spur" -Ishiuchi Maruyama
Main Entrance "Resort Center" -Ishiuchi Maruyama
North Entrance -Ishiuchi Maruyama
Hatsukaishi Entrance -Ishiuchi Maruyama
There are special value accommodation packages you can choose from which combine the YUZAWA SNOW LINK lift pass with Yuzawa/ Ishiuchi area accommodations. Why not ski, go out and have fun, and stay the night restfully? For more details, contact the tourism association below.
For everyone to enjoy the three ski resorts of YUZAWA SNOW LINK with peace of mind, we practice a variety of measures for the safety of our guests. Please refer to each ski resort's website for specific measures to prevent the spread of infection.
Shuttle Bus Operations Information
We run a shuttle bus whose route links the Echigo-Yuzawa Station and the bus stop in the hot springs town to the three ski resorts. You can get on and off as many times as you’d like, and a bus comes about every 15 minutes in the morning and evening. It is free throughout the day, so please make use of it.
YUZAWA SNOW LINK Shuttle Bus Operation Period
December 23, 2022 - March 26, 2023
*Please use shuttle bus or car to move around when Junction Ropeway “Landau” and Junction Chairlift “Buggy” are not in service.
*This is a free shuttle bus connecting 4 ski resorts: NASPA, Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa, and Ishiuchi Maruyama.
*Depending on road and weather conditions, there may be changes in arrival times or routes. We appreciate your understanding.
*When you get on the bus, let the bus driver know your destination.
*From March 27, 2023, there will be only a route between GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama which will run on a different schedule.