End of Winter 2020/21

The last lift at Kagura stopped running on Sunday 23rd May 2021, bringing to a close our six months of skiing and snowboarding. We now have to wait until late

Spring Skiing Resorts in Yuzawa 2021

It is spring already in Yuzawa and we have had some pretty warm weather of late. Much like the rest of Japan, the cherry blossoms have made a really early

New Instructor Visa for Japan

Winter 20/21 been a tough winter for ski instructors and snowboard instructors in Japan with only domestic customers able to take lessons. Everyone is grateful that the resorts are open

Уроки горных лыж и сноуборда на русском языке в Японии в  Yuzawa со Snow Country Instructors

Snow Country Instructors это команда опытных инструкторов по горным лыжам и сноуборду, базирующихся в Yuzawa префектуре Niigata, Япония. Команда собрана со всего мира и обучает на разных языках. Доступно обучение

The Best Resort in Yuzawa for Beginner Ski Lessons

Yuzawa has some great resorts for learning to ski and snowboard. Most resorts have a good beginner area and first run, and recently many of them have been investing in

Discount Lift Tickets for Niigata Resorts 2020/21

There are some good discounts floating around this year from reduced rate shinkansen fees, travel subsidy campaigns (currently on hold), and also Niigata Prefecture subsidising lift tickets. The discount lift

Timeless Yukiguni Accommodations

One of the best things about coming to this region is the range of accommodation options available. There is something for everyone at all budgets, from rental apartments and houses,

Skiing in the Time of COVID – Early Season Kagura

It is the start of winter here in Yuzawa. While we wait for the main snow to hit and all the lower resorts to open, the early season skiing and

Snowkiting in Yuzawa

New season, new challenges! One of our top tips for avoiding crowds this winter is trying a new discipline, so how about snowkiting…? If you are not familiar with this