The summer heat and humidity seems to have passed for another year and autumn is setting in. Long sleeves are coming out and the thicker blankets are back on the bed again. The rice harvest is underway and there are whole bunch of harvest festivals coming up. Winter is still a way off but definitely getting closer.
As we hit September a bunch of resorts start their pre-season sales of discount lift tickets. Gala Yuzawa, Iwappara, and Kandatsu have all got offers running at the moment.
Kagura/Mitsumata will be the first resort opening in this area on Thursday 23rd November, which just happens to be a National Holiday. We'll update on other resort opening dates in this region. So far we have Tashiro on December 9th, and GALA Yuzawa on December 16th. Our ski and snowboard lessons will be available every day of the winter at all resorts in the region from when Kagura opens at the end of November until it closes at the end of May.
Booking are starting to come in, and as usual it looks like Christmas/New Year, and Chinese New Year are going to be very busy. If you are coming at these times and are going to be having ski or snowboard lessons, it would be a good idea to get your bookings in early.
If you are heading to different areas other than Yuzawa, do let us know. We often hit the road to help clients who are keen to keep consistency with instructors. Last winter we could be found at Karuizawa, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen, as well as resorts in Myoko and Hakuba. We even did a trip to Niseko, Furano, and Rusutsu. We are also very excited for the reopening of Arai, or as it is now known Lotte Arai Resort.
We have a great team of experienced instructors coming out this winter. The quality of our team is what sets us apart. We go to great lengths to find ski and snowboard coaches with exceptional people skills and a love of teaching. They've been in the industry for a long time, and have top level qualifications. They are dedicated to making sure you have very best time possible while in Yuzawa or on your ski holiday in Japan.
Finally, we are keeping our prices the same as the previous two seasons so lessons with Snow Country Instructors will still be the same great value.
We look forward to seeing you on the snow this winter.