10 Jan Winter Update – January 10 2022
Greetings from sunny Yuzawa!
We have successfully made it through Christmas and New Year, as well as the first three day weekend of the season. It was a slow start at the end of December with a few resorts postponing their openings due to lack of snow. Then our fervent prayers were answered with a couple of storms coming in back to back, dumping meters of snow all over the regions. We currently have over 2 meters of snow fallen, and more on the way this week. The conditions out in the resorts are great at the moment, and with a couple of blue sky days recently, it has been a joy to be out in the mountains.
We hope to see you up here soon for some lessons with our amazing ski instructors and snowboard coaches. We are also happy to help guests practice their language skills so if you are looking for some functional English (or Chinese/Spanish/French/Polish/….) conversation while skiing, feel free to get in touch. Our skiing eikaiwa classes (英会話) or snowboarding eikaiwa are lots of fun and a great chance to make friends from another country. Let your kids get that international experience in Japan if they can’t travel overseas at the moment.
A couple of helpful links if you are planning your trip.
Daily snow reports and weather data on Snow Japan.
Good value rental options in Yuzawa with free resort shuttle They often have discount lift tickets for Yuzawa ski resorts too.