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Sunrise Express

The Sunrise Express lift combines a 10-person gondola with 6-person hooded chair lifts – all operating on the same line. Besides the standard chair lifts, the warm and comfortable gondola is perfect for people wanting to access sightseeing spots and also for beginner skiers. 

  Adult Child
Sunrise Express round trip ticket ¥1,500 ¥1,000
Rental wear ¥3,600 ¥2,300
Rental snow boots ¥1,000 ¥500

World-class comfort

The design of the gondola has been totally overhauled to produce one of the world’s most advanced models. Comfort was a major focus of the design so that passengers hardly feel the gondola sway at all. It is also extremely quiet. A high roof and generous width make for a spacious cabin that comes complete with separate facing leather seats boasting advanced cushioning. Glass walls on all sides provide the ultimate viewing experience, making you feel like you’re taking a mid-air stroll.


When you get off the gondola, you’ll be met with a spectacular scene offering superb views of
the Uonuma Plain and the three great mountains of Echigo.
The nighttime lighting interweaves with the city lights to produce a magical scene that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Snow Land -Yukiotoko no Hakkoi Ohkoku-

Snow Land is situated right beside the Ishiuchi Maruyama Resort Center,
offering a safe place for small children to have fun in the snow.
A snow racer course is great fun for adults too.
There is a place to rent boots and other winter attire so you can come and enjoy
the snow without having to pack too much.

Austria Snow House

Austria Snow House was opened close to the top of the Sunrise Express as part of celebrations commemorating 150 years of Japan-Austria relations. The restaurant serves delicious Austrian cuisine and includes local products for sale, photos and music that aptly depict the charm of the country.


A single ticket is available for purchase so people can access the three ski areas of Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama. YUZAWA SNOW LINK makes Japan’s premier snow resort area of Yuzawa even more dynamic and convenient.