JNTO has some great information on skiing in Japan.
Here is an article on snowboarding in Japan on a budget
January 11, 2017 By Justin Cafiero
http://snowboarding.transworld.net/photos/how-to-plan-your-dream-trip-to-snowboard-in-japan-on-a-budget/#DiDgQXZDieXDzjp9.97 …continue reading
To me, Nagano is synonymous with the 1998 Winter Olympics. It was where the world’s greatest skiers and snowboarders gathered to compete, for the first time in the Olympic history. There is a magical aura of the Olympic Games that is omnipresent all through Hakuba, Nagano. This picturesque ski village boasts beautifully manicured streets, as well as fabulous restaurants, shops and points of interest. The Hakuba Happo-one ski resort is famed for steep slopes and moguls, panoramic snowcapped skylines, spa and onsen, and its friendly community – all of which we got to experience during our recent visit.
Hakuba is accessible by train from Shinjuku station. On our last visit there, we chose instead to rent an SUV and reached Hakuba in less than three hours. The drive was quite scenic, and before we knew it we were out of the metropolis and into a winter wonderland.
We headed out to the slopes in the morning after several feet of marvelous fresh powder had fallen the night before. My son and I are both beginners, so we rented our ski equipment from a hip ski shop named Rhythm, which had an impressive lineup of cutting edge and nearly new rental equipment. The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable.
We arrived at the Happo-one resort and bought one-day lift tickets for ¥5,200 for adults and ¥3,000 for the kids. Navigating the various ski runs and chair lifts was easy, and the runs spanned from bunny slopes that were very conducive to learning to the advanced runs. The ski instruction program for children was exemplary. The kids were totally engaged by …continue reading
Source: Hakuba Blog
A pic from the 28th of November 2015. Last seasons winner for picking the first day was Steve Williams.
Here we go again. Each year we run a competition to pick the first day of the season. The rules are
The prizes are
So go to the bottom of this blog and put your date in the comments section or email me HERE and I will add it. Good luck. Remember that the resorts will open as soon as there is enough snow on the ground so it’s pretty much any time now. Just waiting for THAT storm.
The list so far.
Gerard Hollands – 23rd November
Shay Mason – 24th November
Simon 24th November
TJ – 25th November
Ange – 25th November
Olivia – 25th November
Tyler – 26th November
Andrew Clarke – 26th November
Melody – 26th November
David Bridger – 26th November
Onotch – 26th November
Erica – 26th November
Jack Johnson – 26th November
Nicole Spencer – 26th November
Ingrid – 26th November
Jake Lyons – 26th November
William Righton – 27th November
Kiralee Dempster – 27th November
Grant Hakuba House – 27th November
Austin Campion – 27th November
Matt Reed – 28th November
Shane Steere – 28th November
James Gill – 28th November
Andreas Zweibrot – 28th November
Kieran – 28th November
Chiharu W – 28th November
Thomas Williams – 28th November
Daniel – 29th November
Aimee Jones – 29th November
Lisa Gale – 29th November
Heath Gallagher – 29 November
Olga …continue reading