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

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

The Easiest Day Trip to the Snow

It is Mountain Day here in Japan today, a new national holiday that allows people “to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains.” Lots of people are in

GALA Summer Park

Just an update to our information on Summer Skiing & Snowboarding in Snow Country as we now have a bit more information on the GALA Summer Park. If you can’t wait

Ski Resort Opening Dates Winter 2016/17

UPDATE NOV 19 – Due to lack of snow on the upper slopes Kagura didn’t make it’s planned opening date. UPDATE OCT 26 – Yuzawa Park & Muica Snow Resort from