The station is served by the Gala-Yuzawa Line from Echigo-Yuzawa Station, and forms the only station on this 1.8 km branch line. Services are classed as "Limited express", although they are actually extensions of Jōetsu Shinkansen Tanigawa services. The station is open to passengers only during the winter ski season, usually from mid-December until April.
The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks.
The station opened on 20 December 1990.
- JR East station information (Japanese)
- Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort website (English)