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

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

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 /

Resorts, Resorts, Resorts! Which one to choose?

One of the most common questions we get when advising people about their winter ski vacation to Yuzawa / Minami Uonuma is which resort should they choose for their lesson?

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

Weekend 16/17 December in Yuzawa

Another winter week has ticked past in Snow Country. Very much a case of “Be careful what you wish for.” Everyone was keen for more snow, and then a big

Cat Skiing in Naeba

Once you have mastered your technique on the groomed slope, you might start testing yourself in the soft snow at the side of the run. One of the joys of

Weekend 9/10 December in Yuzawa

The weekend is drawing closer and there seem to be plenty of people planning to hit the slopes of Yuzawa in the near future. We are getting lots of emails

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