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Okushiga Kogen Ski Resort

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GREAT COURSE VARIETY Okushiga Kogen Ski Resort has nine courses with a good spread of terrain for all riders, a High Cascade terrain park and a kids park - as well as acres upon acres of backcountry skiing. The resort was exclusive to skiers until recently; now both skiers and boarders can en ...readmore


Powder bliss in Nagano ; IIYAMA

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Welcome to the ‘little Kyoto' of Japan's snow country THE city of Iiyama lies at the northernmost tip of Nagano, one of Japan’s snowiest prefectures. The Iiyama Valley is at its centre, and the gorgeous landscapes of Madarao Kogen and the heart-shaped Hokuryuko Lake surround the city. Often ...readmore


Powder bliss in Nagano ; SHIGA KOGEN

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> Japan's biggest resort area > Hot spring heaven > Snow Monkeys AND Snow Monsters It's become common knowledge that Japan has a number of impressive powder resorts, all vying for attention with their huge snowfalls, relaxing hot springs, and exceptionally good local cuisine. There ...readmore


Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort

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SHIGA KOGEN'S BIGGEST Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort is the largest of the interconnected resorts in the Shiga Kogen area, and was the stage of the first ever Olympic snowboarding race at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. This very race track is now its Olympic Course - a 650-metre speed run with ...readmore


Higashi Tateyama Ski Resort

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QUALITY FROM THE TOP DOWN From the summit of the Higashi Tateyama Ski Resort, the Northern Japanese Alps dominate the horizon. The scale of this view is as breathtaking as the runs that fly down the mountain, and it's an absolute must-try for skiers and snowboarders in the Shiga Kogen resort ...readmore


Tsugaike Kogen

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POWDER AT THE FRONT DOOR Tsugaike Kogen transforms from a highland oasis of colour in the off-season to a powder paradise in winter. One of the Hakuba Valley's biggest resorts, the ten courses within its 196 hectares are connected by 20 lifts, and there is a good variety of convenient slope-f ...readmore


The Freeride World Tour Comes to Hakuba

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Imagine a steep, snowy alpine slope of forty-five degrees or more, dotted with cliff faces, rocks, trees and natural features. This type off-piste terrain is a freerider’s dream, and this past January 2017, Hakuba Village played host to the first ever Freeride World Tour in Asia. For those wh ...readmore