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

Hayawari Discount Lift Tickets 2018/9

Cheap lift tickets for resorts in Yuzawa and Minami Uonuma is a topic we get lots of questions about and even though it is still just August some early bird

Late Summer Update

It is still hot here in Snow Country but as August comes to a close we are looking forward to autumn, and then it won’t be long until the snow

Your own private ski resort.

The Snow Country Region contains a large amount of ski resorts: everything from the interlinked multi-resort ski areas of Kagura / Tashiro / Naeba, or Yuzawa Kogen / Gala /

Summer Skiing at Kagura

We are into July now so we only have to wait until late November until the first resort in the Yuzawa area opens up for Winter 2018/19. We’ll update opening

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

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