The Nanae Snow Park is about an hour from Hakodate and is relative cheap to get to using the local trains. There is a shuttle bus that runs to and from Onumakoen station and the snow park. You can travel from Hakodate to Nanae and back for around 1060 yen.
This is a great place to work on the basics. The runs are varied enough for the beginner to take on a variety of conditions and gradients. And there are a
Just come back from a fantastic week up in Hokkaido and specifically Niseko. It was my first time there and wondered if the snow could really live up to the reputation. It did. We got such consistent and quality snow, it almost felt not possible! Truly excellent and better than anywhere else I have experienced in Japan.
I have nothing against foreigners, I am one myself, but Niseko is no totally overwhelmed with international guests that it almost doesn't feel like Japan any
As I don't have a car I got the bus from Maruyama (return bus ticket, day lift pass - ¥4,800) and got there at around 9:30am. Today was a Sunday, so quite busy waiting for the gondola. It hadn't snowed for a few days so I had low expectations.....how wrong I was!! I'm not someone that likes to stay on the courses, especially not today because there were MANY people taking lessons blocking
Right, since moving to Sapporo at the end of March 2013, I've now ridden at Teine enough times to get a good feel for the place. One thing that has to be said is that this place is split into two distinct parts.......Olympia and Highland. They are connected by a long and winding cat track. If you are a beginner then Olympia is for you as the pistes are not too steep and are nice and wide........some great groomers to