The summer holidays are over here in Japan and now thoughts start turning to winter. Pre-season discount tickets sales are starting to come online, and with it some resort opening dates in the Yuzawa and Minami Uonuma areas are being published.
Most dates are snow dependent so will rely on a couple of good snowfalls and cold temperatures to get the slopes open. Here are the opening dates we have found for local ski resorts so far, and we will update others as we learn them.
GALA Yuzawa – 14 December 2019 – 6 May 2020
Iwappara Ski Area – 21 December 2019
Yuzawa Nakazato Snow Resort – 14 December 2019 – 29 March 2020
Yuzawa Park Ski Resort – 14 December 2019 – 12 April 2020
Kagura Ski Area – Late November 2019
Tashiro Ski Area – Early December 2019
Naeba Ski Resort – 7 December 2019 – 5 April 2020
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Area – 14 December 2019 – 14 April 2020
Kandatsu Kogen – 14 December 2019 – 29 March 2020
NASPA Ski Garden – 20 December 2019 – 29 March 2020
Joetsu Kokusai Ski Area – 7 December 2019
Maiko Snow Resort –
Muika Snow Resort –
Hakkai-san Ski Resort –
As ever our ski instructors and snowboard coaches will be in Yuzawa as soon as the first lift starts moving, so get in touch if you would like to arrange ski lessons or snowboard lessons in English, Chinese, or a variety of other languages. If you need help with planning, or have any questions on the Yuzawa or Minami Uonuma areas we are more than happy to help. Contact Snow Country Instructors.