Our team of professional Ski and Snowboard instructors can help you with anything from First-Time Lessons to students who are looking to progress their ability to the next level both on and off-piste.

All you need to do is choose a location!

The Snow Country Region (Minakami, Yuzawa, Nozawa & Myoko) is easily accessed from all directions, making it a great option for a day trip, overnight stay or an extended holiday.

Our experienced reservations team can work alongside you to help get the most out of your time on the snow.

To make a booking request you can submit an online form here

If you would like to speak to the staff at your desired location directly click the link below;

Minakami - Yuzawa - Nozawa - Myoko


The name Minakami (水上) translates into English as 'the source of the water,' due to it being the origin of the Tone-Gawa, Japan's second-longest river. The same landscape that earned Minakami its name also creates a perfect playground for outdoor pursuits.

During winter, heavy snowfalls turn this mountainous region into a haven for a variety of winter sports.

Hodaigi & Minakami Resorts

We offer Private Lessons at Hodaigi, the most popular Minakami resort, where the soft snow and mellow slopes are ideal for learning snowsports!

The resort also plays host to many of our other activities including; Winter Outdoor Educational Trips and Snow Canyoning!

We are also able to provide Private Lessons at other Minakami locations upon request.

Access From Tokyo; Minakami is approximately 2 hours (141 km) by car or a combination of Bullet Train and bus.

Learn more about Hodaigi Ski Resort here


Located only 77 minutes from Tokyo Central via Bullet Train and with a wealth of resort choices, the beautiful town of Yuzawa an amazing area for any kind of snow experience!

We offer Private Lessons at multiple resorts; our most popular being GALA Snow Resort, NASPA Ski Garden and Iwappara. Other resorts are available upon request.

First-Time Group Lessons are also available at GALA.

GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort

The perfect blend of city break and adventure holiday!

Ideal for beginners and anyone wishing to push their ability, whilst still being able to head back to Tokyo once the lifts close.

Learn more about GALA Yuzawa

NASPA Ski Garden

A luxury resort exclusive to skiers!

The NASPA New Otani 'ski-in-ski-out' hotel, adjacent to the slopes, makes this the perfect location for your family vacation.

Learn more about NASPA Ski Garden

Iwappara Ski Resort

A great resort for learning to carve!

Very suitable terrain for both First-Time and Intermediate students. With several courses that are over 100m wide, there is always space to progress your ability.

Learn more about Iwappara Ski Resort

Other Yuzawa Resorts

One town...multiple resorts!

Yuzawa is home to more than 10 different ski resorts and we are able to offer Private Lessons in many different locations.

Learn more about which resorts we work alongside, here.


Home to many of Japan's highest mountains with an average snowfall of over 4 meters every season, Nagano is a paradise to anyone searching for an unforgettable JAPOW experience.

Whether it is your First-Time or you are searching for a Backcountry adventure, the prefecture that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics is the perfect place to plan a trip with Canyons. The only difficult part is deciding which of our amazing locations to visit!


Deep snow, steep slopes and hot springs!

The picturesque beauty and free onsen are only a small part of Nozawa Onsen's appeal. With a huge range of terrain available in one of the Snow Country Region's largest ski areas, whether you are booking a First-Time Lesson or going on one of our Backcountry Tours, there is always a good reason to visit.

Learn more about Nozawa Onsen


One of the highest annual snowfalls in Japan!

Whether you are a beginner or a backcountry enthusiast, Myoko has a huge variety of terrain available in multiple resorts. With a large ski area and many options for accommodation, Myoko is perfect for families and groups of friends.

Learn more about Myoko.

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