25 Aug 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 comes. Kagura opens in late November and then it will be all systems go for ski lessons and snowboard lessons in Yuzawa for winter 2018/2019. We will update our list of opening dates for Yuzawa ski resorts for winter 2019 as the season nears.
The number of bookings coming in is increasing as people start to think about their Japan snow vacations. As ever the Christmas and New Year weeks are looking busy, as is Chinese New Year 2019. If you are coming to the snow during any of these peak weeks and are looking for ski lessons in English or Chinese it is best to book in advance.
The new combo lift at Ishiuchi Maruyama is coming on nicely with most of the towers in place from the central area up to the mid-level plateau. We are very much looking forward to testing this out and hope that it brings lots of business to the resort.
We have a great team of instructors heading over to share their love of snowsports. Our instructors come from all over the globe and we look for instructors and coaches with years of experience and exceptional people skills. We pride ourselves on the quality of our lessons and we aspire to be one of the best international ski schools in Japan. We try to keep the price of our lessons in line with Japanese ski schools so that it is great value. If you see schools with higher prices than ours it is not an indication of quality!
We cover all the resorts in the region so no matter if you are coming to Maiko, Joetsu Kokusai, Naeba, Kagura, Tashiro, Gala Yuzawa, Ishiuchi Maruyama, Yuzawa Kogen, Iwappara, Naspa Ski Garden, or any of the other ski areas in Yuzawa or Minami Uonuma we can send one of our team of coaches to work with you there. We will also go further afield to Shiga Kogen, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Madarao, or Myoko ski resorts if you would like Snow Country Instructors to teach you there and our schedule allows.
As we cover so many resorts it is still difficult for us to offer group ski lessons or group snowboard lessons in Yuzawa. If you are really keen on group lessons in English or Chinese please let us know and we can post some information on our Facebook page to see if anyone else at the same level is interested for those dates.
We are waiting on some interesting news about discount lift tickets for Yuzawa ski resorts. We should be able to update soon but if you need lift ticket and rental equipment packages we hope to have some great news shortly.
As ever, if you have any questions about Yuzawa, Minami Uonuma, or skiing / snowboarding in Japan, please drop us a line. If you’ve had fun with our instructors in the past, please feel free to leave us some feedback around the web. We are a small, boutique ski school and word of mouth recommendations are a huge help to us. Arigatou!