Ski & Snowboard Rental in Yuzawa

The consumption tax rise on October 1st 2019 has brought a few price changes around town, so we thought we would update our information on the local rental shops. You

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Many people seem to be starting to plan their winter ski vacation to Japan. Yuzawa is an excellent choice with great access from Tokyo suitable for day trip ski/snowboard breaks

2019/2020 Season Resort Opening Dates

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

Great Resorts for First Time Snowboarders around Yuzawa

With the cicadas buzzing outside and the heat of the Japanese summer upon us there is no better time to sit back and contemplate winter! We covered great resorts for

Great Beginner Ski Resorts around Yuzawa

One of the great things about the region around Yuzawa is the number of ski resorts. The downside of this is the need to choose where to ski! Sometimes the

No Experience? No Problem!

If you are planning your very first winter snow trip to Japan you probably have masses of questions. It may seem daunting, but everything is very easy once you get

Arigatou!

Our six month winter season here in Yuzawa came to an end on Sunday as the last lift at Kagura rolled to a halt. It has been another good season

Peak Periods in Japan over Winter

We are enjoying warmer temperatures in Yuzawa at the moment, though Kagura is still going strong for another week or so. Bookings are starting to come in for Winter Season

Join the team for Winter 2019/2020

At Snow Country Instructors we know that we are nothing without great coaches. Our customers’ main experiences of us are with their instructors, and because of this we want to

Spring Skiing 2019

Spring is here and resorts around Japan are closing. The season continues for a while longer here in Niigata though, and we have had a couple of snowfalls in April