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

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

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

Yuzawa Information Links

It is that time of year when people are starting to plan their winter holidays to Japan. Fly over and enjoy the snow, great food, warm hospitality and an onsen.

キッズ英会話レベルでOK! 外国人と楽しくレッスン

We’ve been having fun teaching a bit of skiing and a bit of English to Japanese children at Maiko! 英会話スクールに通う日本人の子ども、大歓迎! Check out the report (in Japanese) A young participant helping our

Night Ski Lessons

Only in Yuzawa for a short time? Want to make the most of your time on the snow? Head out for some night skiing and get some extra hours on

Day Return Ski Trips from Tokyo

With the snow finally falling in Yuzawa, it is time to turn your mind to getting up here for some playtime on the slopes. The day return packages from JR

Current Snow Conditions in Yuzawa – Dec 9 2015

It is still early season and it is a slower start to the snow than usual, but we are skiing already. Kagura is open with its snow mat and the

Family Fun at Maiko

Maiko is a great place for ski lessons or snowboard lessons, but for those looking for non-ski activities it is also a top pick. They have a whole page dedicated

Maiko Shuttle Bus Schedule – Winter 2015/2016

Maiko is one of our favorite places to teach as it has great facilities for learners and some really nice slopes to practice on. It is a breeze to get