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A selection of some of the old ski areas with particularly interesting stories featured on SnowJapanHistory.com

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The story behind Asama Onsen in Matsumoto City

Asama Onsen was a ski area located in Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. It was a fairly small area and was open between the 1950s and 1972. Despite having being closed for nearly 50 years, the ski lift is still there. More details along with a lot of photographs here: Asama Onsen, Matsumoto City      


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The story behind Family Skijo in Fukui City

Family Skijo オース was a ski area located to the east of central Fukui City in what used to be Miyama Town. The full name of the ski area in Japanese was ファミリースキー場オース but it is unclear how the last part of the name should be written in English characters. Perhaps one reason why the name is a mystery is… because the ski area never actually opened. The facility was built in 1994 and was officially abandoned in 2007 but during that period it did not officially open… not even for one day! Mo
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