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  1. Since January I have been working on a new personal project and today, at last, I am happy to be able to share it: www.snowjapanhistory.com SnowJapanHistory.com is an affectionate look back at ski areas from Japan’s past. The site is starting off introducing 101 ski areas across 14 prefectures and there will be regular updates. If you are interested and check it out, please be sure to read the About page for the story behind this project and why it exists. Thank you. AL
  2. A new 'Historic Aerial Photograph' has been added to each ski area listing on the site: https://www.snowjapanhistory.com
  3. Added 29th July: Suzuran Kogen, Takayama, Gifu https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/gifu-takayama-suzuran-kogen
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    Suzuran Kogen

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Suzuran Kogen Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/gifu-takayama-suzuran-kogen
  5. (FURANO) Ski & Snowboard Tours Information on Furano Snow Tours in Furano, Hokkaido can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/furano-snow-tours
  6. (FURANO) Ski & Snowboard School Information on Furano Snow Tours in Furano, Hokkaido can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/furano-snow-tours
  7. Added 22nd July: Kasadake, Shiga Kogen, Nagano https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/nagano-yamanouchi-shiga-kogen-kasadake
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    Shiga Kogen Kasadake

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Kasadake Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/nagano-yamanouchi-shiga-kogen-kasadake
  9. Added 15th July: Asahi Tenguston Snow Park, Shimane https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/shimane-hamada-asahi-tenguston-snow-park
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    Asahi Tenguston Snow Park

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Asahi Tenguston Snow Park Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/shimane-hamada-asahi-tenguston-snow-park
  11. Thanks TheOrange. I would also love to see photos like that. But, as you suggested it's... difficult. There's literally (almost) no such photos to be found online as many of these areas existed before the internet came along and before people had digital photos. So you'd have to know people who had printed photos. Finding them is a challenge. I looked into trying to get some from this area - Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma - without much success. I did find a few, but there was a reluctance for them to be shared. And I'm certainly not going to use anything without permission. So, for now, we'll just have to make do with what there is. AL
  12. Added 11th July: Kokusetsu Tokachidake, Hokkaido https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hokkaido-biei-kokusetsu-tokachidake
  13. Added 6th July: Mountain Park Tsunan, Niigata https://www.snowjapan.com/community/index.php?/topic/26267-mountain-park-tsunan/
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    Kokusetsu Tokachidake

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Kokusetsu Tokachidake Biei Town, Hokkaido https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hokkaido-biei-kokusetsu-tokachidake
  15. Thank you. And there's more too!
  16. Thanks muikabochi, it has been a lot of fun. I didn't know about that place either. Found it on a very old map. Even a few people living right there didn't know about it. I think they thought I was mad! It's a real challenge trying to find info about some of these small places from many years back. I don't think there are any more Minamiuonuma surprises! (Let me know if/when you are up in the area).
  17. Since January I have been working on a new personal project and today, at last, I am happy to be able to share it: www.snowjapanhistory.com SnowJapanHistory.com is an affectionate look back at ski areas from Japan’s past. The site is starting off introducing 101 ski areas across 14 prefectures and there will be regular updates. Weekly updates to SnowJapanHistory will be noted on a new FB page here: www.facebook.com/snowjapanhistory If you are interested and check it out, please be sure to read the About page for the story behind this project and why it exists. Thank you. AL
  18. Weekly site updates will be noted on a new FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/snowjapanhistory
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    Mountain Park Tsunan

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Mountain Park Tsunan Tsunan Town, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-tsunan-mountain-park-tsunan
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    2019-2020: End of season message

    I would like to add a few words to what our reporters have already said on our Now daily reports, which you can see here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports Please do have a look at their final comments from the season as each region is different. The good people posting our daily reports really have done a wonderful job covering the season. It has not always been easy this year, but they kept going. Frustrated at times. Confused at times. Excited at times. But always with humour and the honesty and the balance that I want this website to stand for. On behalf of myself and the many thousands of people reading the reports every day - thank you so much. I have lived in Niigata Prefecture for nearly 30 years now and this winter was a first for me. It was even a first for local pensioners too! Like everyone else, I am very much hoping that 2019-2020 will end up being a curious one-off and that we can all get back to seeing heavy snow next winter. But this season has given me time to think and to re-evaluate some things. It has even prompted me to go ahead with an idea that I had been thinking about for a long while. I started SnowJapan a while after coming to Yuzawa in 1992, loving the snow, and getting into skiing. I remember that first winter and being totally blown away with the snow. It was incredible. I remember waking up in a morning, looking out of the window and actually laughing at how much snow had fallen overnight. It sometimes seemed a bit ridiculous! I skied on over 80 days that first season, mostly in the evenings. This last season has made me realise that I have perhaps grown to take the heavy snowfall for granted a bit too much. Until now we have just expected it… probably because we almost always get it. Perhaps we shouldn't 'just expect it'. Perhaps we should be adjusting expectations. Whatever, I know that I am going to try to always remember to appreciate our precious beautiful snowfall.... however much we get. And you never know, we might well go to the other extreme and get overloaded with snow next winter*.. (* Complaints of 'too much snow' and the need for shovelling absolutely not allowed) Thank you to our reporters and my colleagues involved in running the site. Thank you for reading the reports/website. Thank you to the people who have sent in comments, words of encouragement and helped spread the word about SnowJapan. Our reporting will be back later in the year. Hopefully the world will be in much better shape by then. Wherever you are in the world, take care and stay safe, Andrew
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    Yuzawa Family

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Yuzawa Family Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-yuzawa-yuzawa-family
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    Yasuda Chomin

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Yasuda Chomin Agano City, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-agano-yasuda-chomin
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    Yakeyama Onsen

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Yakeyama Onsen Itoigawa City, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-itoigawa-yakeyama-onsen
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    Urasa

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Urasa Minamiuonuma City, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-minamiuonuma-urasa
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    Tsuchitaru

    SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Tsuchitaru Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/niigata-yuzawa-tsuchitaru

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