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

Beginner Ski Lessons at Yuzawa Nakazato

The first ski or snowboard experience is so important because this is when people decide if they want to keep going with the sports. A lesson with an experienced instructor

Current Snow Conditions in Yuzawa – December 14 2019

It has been a mild start to the season so far with a couple of good snowfalls, though followed by warmer weather. Several resorts have postponed their opening dates due

Minami Uonuma Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018/19 Winter

We’ve posted the dates for Yuzawa Ski Resorts planned openings for Winter 2018/19, and we now have the full list of the resorts further up the valley in Minami Uonuma.

Yuzawa Town Ski Resort Opening Dates Winter 2018/2019

Autumn colors around Yuzawa at the moment which always means that winter is just around the corner. We are starting to dust off our gear and get ready as there

Yuzawa Nakazato & Nakazato Snow Wood

Nakazato is a small township that is part of Yuzawa town which found out past Iwappara. There are a whole bunch of small lodges and minshuku out there, as well

Pre-season Tune Up

The official countdown for the first lift opening in Yuzawa is well underway (currently 44 sleeps until Kagura opens on November 23 2018.) As you impatiently wait for the snow

Yuzawa Information

If you are looking for information to plan your Japan winter snow trip to Yuzawa there is more and more quality information available. We have tried to put as much

Top Tip: Night Ski

We mention this every year but we think it is definitely worth repeating for those that want to get as much time on the snow as possible: don’t forget night

Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2020 race in Niigata Yuzawa Naeba

If there are not enough international sporting events already to grace Japan in the next few years…. Neatly sandwiched between the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Tokyo Summer Olympics