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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Lotte Arai Resort is drawing Myoko skiers and riders like the japow magnet it is. Myoko has exploded in popularity with western skiers over the past decade. When Snow Action first dropped in back in 2008 we didn't see another westerner, or any English signs around the village, and still less English actually spoken. Be super quick and you can...
Riki Japow Guide skiing Grandeco
Grandeco was day 11 of our month long Japowder mission, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it did! We arrived to more fresh Aizu region snow - from knee to thigh deep off the sides of the main runs, to waist deep plus up among the snow ghosts off the back of the peak. To...
Arai Trail Map
Arai ski resort, Japan's powder legend near Myoko, has been closed for 10 years. But thanks to Korea's Lotte Group taking over it is back for 2017-18 totally revamped as the sensational new Lotte Arai Resort. Driving past Arai on our way to Myoko late last February I was blown away by the terrain on offer at this ski area...
Oze-Iwakura Ski Resort, or White World Oze-Iwakura to give it the full title, is an excellent medium size Gunma ski area less then 3 hours drive from Tokyo. It offers great snow and great ski in/ski out value, with a choice of the 4 star Iwakura Resort Hotel or budget Iwakura House at the base. Gunma has remained relatively off...
Sure, we’re all powder legends in our own minds - that’s why we go to japan - but reality can be a shock. even with fat skis or pow snowboards getting your rhythm and style happening is usually a struggle for most. Which is made harder when around the resorts it’s a frenzy of expert and not so expert...
Action Snow Sports family at Madarao
Action Snow Sports are the official International Ski & Snowboard School at popular Madarao. We rate Madarao Tangram as one of the best medium size resort in Honshu, and since Peter Hillman opened Action Snow Sports there a couple of seasons back it has offered great English language programs across the range for kids to adults. Pete is a Japan...

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