GALA Yuzawa

December 17, 2016 OPEN!

GALA Yuzawa has its own bullet train station right at the base of the resort. 
Step off the train, pick up your pass and gear and you're ready to go! It couldn't be easier. 
You can wake up in Tokyo and be on the slopes by 8 am! Lean more about access to GALA



Customized to suit your needs, Private Lesson is for those who value their time.

Available between: Dec 17th - May 7th

*Available from ages 4+
*Please see our reference to ski/snowboard levels for contents of lessons
*Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price
*Advanced booking is required as numbers of instructors are limited


Price per instructor

1-3 people:

 Full day - 36,000 JPY

 (4 hours+1  hour break)

 Half day - 22,000 JPY

 (2 hours)

4-6 people:

 Full day - 48,000 JPY

 (4 hours+1  hour break)

 Half day - 30,000 JPY

(2 hours)


 10,000 JPY / 1 Hour

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Available between: Dec 17th - April 2rd

Classes: Beginner and Novice

Price per person

First Timer

 4,500 JPY / 1.5 Hours


 6,500 JPY / 1.5 Hours

Early Bird & Late Comers

 2,500 JPY / 1 Hour

*Available from ages 12+ (please consider private for younger children)
*Please see our reference to ski/snowboard levels
*Available from 2 people, you'll be in a class with other participants at similar level
(Up to 10 people in a class)
*Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price
*Advanced booking is required as numbers of instructors are limited
*Group lesson cannot be held if there's only 1 participant

Lesson time

1st 10:00-11:30

2nd 12:00-13:30

3rd 14:00-15:30

Early Bird 9:00-10:00

Late Comers 16:00-17:00


Reception E-mail Web form
9:00 - 14:00 9:00 - 17:00 Submission available 24H

*From April 4th the receotion close 11:30-12:30

Resort information

Meeting place

CANYONS reception counter Canyons Snow Sports School desk in the Cowabunga base building

gala floor map

Car park Free Parking at GALA
Changing room Womans / Mens available
Lockers Lockers will be 1000yen/day
*Please purchase a locker ticket at ticket office
Facilitys Onsen spa, leisure pool and showers, Rentals, Shops, Restaurants, Free Lounge
Official site GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort

Notes On Participation

Inculuded Lesson fee, Insurance fee
Not Inculuded Anything apart from Lesson fee
eg.Rental Equipment, Lift tickets, Lunch, etc
Equipment Please arrange your own equipment, wear, cap or helmet, gloves, goggles and lift passes prior to lesson sign up
*Rental available at the resort for ski/board equipment and ski wear, including a wide range of demo equipment for higher level skiers/riders
Cancellation Policy ■Cancellations made by customers (Includes decreasing booked numbers for group lesson)
15 - 7 days before: 20% 6-2 days before: 30% day before:50% on the day:100%
■Not showing at designated meeting time will be considered as on the day cancellation
Caution Adverse weather conditions may affect ski resort/lift operations.

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If you……

The next step


Have never skied before

Learn how to use equipment, Safety&Mountain Code, Stop in a wedge

Can Stop in a wedge

Make basic turn in a wedge, Learn to ride a chair lift


Can stop and make basic turn in a wedge

Link wedge turns and control speed in beginner(green) terrain

Can link wedge turns with confidence and control

Match skies to parallel at end of each turn, Build more confidence in novice(easy blue) terrain


Can match ski to parallel from middle of the turn

Ski novice(blue) terrain with confidence and control, Match skis earlier in the turns

Ski novice(blue) terrain with confidence and control, Match skies early in the turn

Make round parallel turns with control and pole plant, Learn to do different radious turns and control them


Make strong turns on intermediate(blue/red) terrain with confidence and control, control size of the turns

Carving turns, Adopting to different terrain, Introduction to bumps, challenge steeper terrain

Dynamic carving turns with confidence, controlled turns in any condition or terrain

Precise technique in all conditions & terrain, Dynamism without effort

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If you……

The next step


Have never snowboarded before

Learn how to use equipment, Safety&Mountain Code, Learn basic stance & balance on snowboard

Can't ride chair lift by yourself

Skating, Straight runs with one foot attached and stopping, basic side slip


Can ride chair lift and come down with controlled side slip

Pendulum(falling leaf), learning to use both edges(toe and heel), introduction to basic skidded turns

Can perform pendulum(falling leaf) with confidence, perform basic skidded turn

Penduluming on both edges, linking skidded turns


Can link skidded turn in beginner(green) terrain

Link skidded turn with confidence and control in beginner(green) terrain, learn to control speed with both turns(toe and heel)

Confidently link skidded turns in novice(blue) terrain

Learn to control turn shape and size, Introduction to basic carving

Can control basic carving turns on novice(blue) terrain, Can control turn shapes and sizes on novice(blue) terrain

Improve carving turns, Challenging steeper terrain, Introduction to basic freestyle moves on flats


Can control carving turns on intermediate(blue/red) runs with various turn shapes and sizes

Refine carving skills, adopting to different terrain, basic tricks on flats

Can perform and control turns in various terrain/situations

Applying precise techniques to differnt terrain/situations

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Tokyo station to GALA Yuzawa station is very convenient and stress-free. 
[The fastest Joetsu shinkansen will get you there in just 77 mins.]
GALA Yuzawa station is in the base ski center "Cowabunga".
Car Access Just off R17 off the Yuzawa IC of the Kanetsu Expressway. 
Gala Yuzawa station is the large white building set back to your left after 3 kilometres. 
Take a left at the large GALA Yuzawa sign whicn will lead you to the car parks. 
*Parking is free of charge.
Shuttle bus There is free shuttle bus available To/From Echigo-Yuzawa Station which stops at all main hotels and apartment buildings


All you need to do is take the Narita Express to Tokyo station. This will whisk you there in only 53 minutes, or 30 minutes by the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport.
At Tokyo station, follow signs for the Joetsu Shinkansen [Platforms 20-23] and take the train named Max-Tanigawa or Tanigawa



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