It is still hammering down with snow! After a less than stellar performance in the snow department last year, Japan is back to its fluffy white best again in 2017.
Have a look at the Snow Japan Snowfall Analysis statistics for Yuzawa to see how much has fallen around here this year. There were only 10 days in the whole of January without snow, and February has been much of the same.
Our team of instructors have been really busy this year giving ski and snowboard lessons in English (and several other languages) in all resorts in the Yuzawa and Minami Uonuma region. We have had a few requests for other areas that have taken us on the road too. Do give us a bit of notice if you are coming as we can fill up on some dates - especially weekends or during holiday periods.
It is winter festival season coming up too with lots of weird and wonderful events that make a trip to the Japanese snow even more memorable. This weekend see the Sechu Hanamizu Iwai festival in Horinouchi on Saturday, which sees newly wed grooms getting doused in holy water. The Minami Uonuma City Snow Festival is also on Saturday and Sunday up in Muikamachi.
Enjoy the snow this weekend!