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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Myoko in Niigata Prefecture is a must for Japan family snow holidays report the Ternes, who have done two big family trips there and can't wait to get back for more as soon as Japan opens up again. Our family has visited Myoko twice now for a ski holiday and what fantastic times we have had! There is such a wide...
Variety is the spice of life, and more is definitely more as we* found discovering 5 Myoko ski resorts in 5 days. Or 6 actually, if you count the inter-connected Akakura Kanko / Akakura Onsen areas individually. Not bad for friends on a mission to see and ski more on this our third Japanese ski trip after previous visits to...
Tsugaike Mountain Resort (Tsugaike Kogen) is the second largest in the HAKUBAVALLEY network, offering some of Japan's best and biggest beginner and progressive terrain plus the awesome 'TSUGA POW DBD' zone for totally rad freeriding in the trees. They like to call it all 'SNOW WOW'. Why not? If you don't go "Oh wow!" after skiing or riding here you might...
Depp powder in the trees Hakuba Norikura
Lift-accessed tree skiing and riding life does not get much better anywhere than at Hakuba Cortina Norikura. Big call? Well yes. But big snow? Yes indeed! The inter-linked areas at the north-western end of the HAKUBAVALLEY are the closest to the Sea of Japan. That means the prevailing powder express sweeping in from Siberia hits them first, so they get the...
Don't miss the HAKUBAVALLEY's southern secrets, Kashimayari and Jigatake Snow Resorts. Sure, most international visitors head for the better known areas, but locals know there is plenty on offer at the south end of the valley too. Tucked away at the southern end of the valley these resorts are essentially locals areas, popular with school groups and young boarders. We saw...
Back Bowl Powder riding at Hakuba Iwate Mountain Resort
Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort is unique as the only independent peak resort in the whole HAKUBAVALLEY set up. Unlike the other 8 resorts here, which are all on ridges spilling down from the higher ranges of the Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba Iwatake sits atop it's own 1289m high peak. That ensures a 360° experience, for both views and runs. Hakuba Iwatake...

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