GALA Last Day

Gala Yuzawa Ski Area usually tries to make it through to the Golden Week holidays in early May before closing each year. However, due to the very warm March we

Join the Team at Snow Country Instructors – Winter 2018/19

We are on the search again for a few awesome instructors to join our team for Winter 2018/19 in Japan. Snow Country Instructors are a boutique international ski school based

Spring 2018

So that was a busy February! It is now March, and spring seems to have arrived early and in full force. Much of the talk around town seems to be

Mikuni Cat Ski Trip

Yesterday we went to try the Mikuni Cat Ski operation up at Naeba and had a huge amount of fun. It is billed as “backcountry for everyone”, and would be

On the road

January is typically a quieter time for us – a bit of a lull between the busy periods of Christmas/New Year, and Lunar New Year. One of the joys of

Snowmobile Land in Yuzawa

We do lots of lessons in Iwappara and find that it is one of the best resorts for learning skiing and snowboarding in the Yuzawa area. Every time we head

Snow Country Festivals

We are half way through January 2018 already and it has turned into a very busy winter with lots of visitors coming to Yuzawa and Snow Country to enjoy the

Christmas Night Skiing at Ishiuchi

If you are up for a fully festive weekend then you need to take yourself along to nightskiing at Ishiuchi Maruyama on 23rd & 24th December. Head up the second

Weekend 16/17 December in Yuzawa

Another winter week has ticked past in Snow Country. Very much a case of “Be careful what you wish for.” Everyone was keen for more snow, and then a big

Cat Skiing in Naeba

Once you have mastered your technique on the groomed slope, you might start testing yourself in the soft snow at the side of the run. One of the joys of