Winter season approaching

It is that time of year when you can start getting seriously excited about the arrival of winter. Snow has been falling in other parts of Japan already, and resorts

Matsunoyama Onsen Royal Snow Touring 2017

One of our very best days out on snow last season was for the ski tour from Matsunoyama Ski Resort over to Tsunan which follows the route of a trip made

Predicting snow like a local II

It is autumn in Snow Country, which means new rice being harvested, the stunning display of color as the leaves change, and awesome mushrooms. Last autumn we gave you heads up

Kaizen/Continuous Improvement.

We believe that no one ever completely masters anything, and so you must always be looking to improve. Training and practice need to continue if you want to maintain your

Old Ishiuchi Postcards

We’re helping clear out an old house at the moment, and found a series of 8 Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort postcards, and a few other bits of Ishiuchi memorabilia. Can

Yoga on Snow at Joetsu Kokusai

We are always interested to see how different resorts are trying to attract people to their slopes. Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort are running a few yoga on snow taster sessions

Early December Skiing & Snowboarding

From the emails we are answering at the moment, it seems that a good number of people who have holidays in early December, are heading to Japan, and would like

Kandatsu Kogen 2016-2017 Season Information

From the Kandatsu Kogen homepage: 2016-2017 Season Operation Overview. Permanently set-up Banked Slalom Course The Powder Course has been enlarged again The Almost All Night Night Ski season has been

Ishiuchi Maruyama Season Opening Schedule 2016/17

From the Ishiuchi Maruyama News page: Thank you very much for frequenting Ishiuchi Maruyama.Please find the planned winter operation schedule for the 2017 Season below. ≪Planned Opening≫Wednesday December 21st 2016※December

Food, Glorious Food

Recent surveys have indicated that food is one of the main highlights of trips to Japan for visitors from overseas. Every area of Japan is immensely proud of their cuisine