Once you arrive you have to travel up the longest escalator I’ve seen in Japan to get to the base. There are also stairs but I wouldn’t advise it. Especially if you’ve just cycled up with a three-year-old.
If you want to have a great weekend of skiing or snowboard followed up by some quality beer drinking, I highly recommend you find yourself in the Nagano prefecture of Japan on the 19th and 20th of March. You will definitely want to experience the great time that can be had at the Snow Monkey Beer Live.
People in the town of Furano, located in the very centre of Hokkaido, know that when your snow is this good, your locals are this friendly, and your food is this delicious, you are bound to be discovered by foreigners.
In the Chubu region, lies the mountainous prefecture of Nagano known to be the home of the 1998 Winter Olympics. During summer, spring or fall, it is the paradise for hikers, whether professional or beginners, and nature lovers because of the thrill its picturesque mountains and landscapes gives. But during winter, it transforms into a haven of winter sports enthusiasts who thirst for deep powder snow and adrenaline rush!