General Information winter season
Yuzawa Kogen in Niigata is a very accessible snow resort. With one of the world’s largest ropeways, you can reach directly to the mountain top at 1,000 meters above sea level from the famous Onsen (hot springs) area in front of Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Come and enjoy skiing and see the magnificent view of the Tanigawa Mountain Range. You can also play with your children in two Snow Lands, and relax at the Snow Terrace.
Yuzawa Kogen operates “ALPEN FLORA” and “WHITE SPUR”, one of the world’s largest ropeways. Each gondola can accommodate up to 166 people and travel between the mountain base and the summit station in 7 minutes. Enjoy a scenic ride over the snowy mountain.
Length 1,300m, Height 500m, Speed 5m/sec.
The ski hill expands from the ropeway summit station at 1,000m above sea level. There are various trails for everybody from beginners to experts. From the summit station, you can also connect to 2 neighboring ski resorts (GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama) with a 3-mountain-combined ticket. For novices or with small children, visit the Nunoba Area that offers sunny gentle slopes.
Kogen Snow Land (snow park) near the ropeway summit station offers children a big Tree Castle with tunnel sliders and snow tubing. There is also Nunoba Snow Land, which includes a spongy slider, snow striders, and a sledding park.
The newly opened Snow Terrace is a wide observation terrace on the snow. Sit back on a comfortable sofa and enjoy spectacular views of the Uonuma area and Tanigawa Mountain Range. Maple Leaf Café adjacent to Snow Terrace offers crepes made with local rice flour and popular hot chocolate.
※No admission fee required. ※Sofas will be stowed away in case of bad weather.
A huge dining space with wonderful views. Local specialties such as Echigo Mochibuta, Koshihikari rice are very popular.
Try authentic Italian cuisine in a European chalet style restaurant. You will love its welcoming atmosphere.
A casual restaurant in the Nunoba Area. Enjoy ramen noodles, curry rice and kids plate, etc.
Maple Leaf Café
A newly opened café next to Snow Terrace. You must try Berry&Ice Cream Crepe (snowman crepe) and special hot chocolate.
Komakusano Yu (Onsen)
A comfortable Onsen Facility in the ropeway base station building. It is the perfect place to relax after winter activities.
There are two shops in the ropeway base station. You can choose from many local products such as famous Koshihikari rice and Komako-Mochi at “Koshino Sanroku-Sha”. If you are a sake lover, “Junnmai-Ya” is a must visit store.
Yuzawa Onsen Area
Yuzawa Onsen is a traditional hot springs area that was made famous from the popular novel “Yukiguni” (Snow Country) by Yasunari Kawabata. It is an ideal place to explore and find old Japan. There are many interesting spots like history museums, ashiyu(outdoor hot spring tub for legs), and shateki (old style shooting game booth).