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Ride & Cut & Build a picnic bench…

Ride & Cut & Build a picnic bench…

This weekend we had 1 luck guest for the Ride & Cut weekend.  We had a good day cleaning up some down trees on one of the trails in Norikura on Saturday and then Sunday it rained.  We ended up having a nice slow breakfast and then working on a new picnic bench in the NORTHSTAR basement. We are planning to build 3 more benches this spring so look for them this summer during MTB camps.





[en]Though it may be turning March, it’s not spring just yet in Norikura. Although the plums are just blossoming down the mountain from Norikura Kogen, the ski hill is still up and running. The ski lifts will tentatively be open for one more month. Which means if you still haven’t pulled your skis or snowboard out of the closet yet this season – it’s about time! Hurry up and plan your end of winter trip to the mountain for some fun in the snow.

Rooms and Learn To Ride snowboard lessons from NORTHSTAR have limited availability, so please write or call us as soon as possible to make a reservation. NORTHSTAR’s end of season Thank You Camp could be a perfect opportunity to take your last run on the slopes. This camp special will only be available from March 28-29 and will include a FREE activity, one night of lodging, and two meals for ¥7800 per person. Please see our LTR page for more info on prices for lessons, our Events page for more upcoming activities and camps, or our Spring Backcountry page for the next season of fun here with NORTHSTAR outdoor adventures.[/en]

More Park Construction

More Park Construction

[jp]昨日木曜日は天気も良く、ノーススターのパークスタッフとスキー場のピステンドライバーが協力してメインキッカーの整備を行いました。先週から整備をしていますが、度重なる悪天候でなかなかオープンに漕ぎ着けられません。今は雪になりましたが、今朝も雨が降っていました・・・ このメインキッカーの形は落差が少なく、転倒した場合でも衝撃が少なくなるようにデザインされています。今週末オープンできたら、是非楽しんで下さい。[/jp][en]On Thursday here in Norikura at the snow park on the mountain, our park crew working alongside the mountain crew have continued construction of a nice kicker. We have been working to clean it up a bit and create a gap for some nice air time. When we’re finished, it should look pretty nice. Hope to see you around up mountain hitting the park. Enjoy yourself and have a safe ride.[/en]




New Toilet


[en]We finally finished our renovation of the first floor toilet. It took most of our Autumn to work on some of our renovation projects. Our cool carpenter staff, Seth and B, worked on the projects. The new interior wall colors are mocha and white. We really like the contrast. It has a calming effect. We installed a new big mirror as well. Please check out our new toilet when you come.[/en]

Let it Snow!!




[en]We got a blessing of snow this afternoon!

After a day in the ski resort, friends and staff enjoyed the NORTHSTAR snow park while the snow was falling.

There will be powder tomorrow!![/en]

Sport Climbing

Sport Climbing


[en]During the winter, it’s a little cold to be climbing outside.
Since we have our own indoor wall in the front lobby, we can boulder, top rope, as well as sport climb.
Recently, we have been practicing sport climbing to get in shape for the spring when we can venture outside to places like the sport routes in the nearby village of Shirahone.[/en]

The climbing/bouldering wall at Halenoa Lodge.


[en]Since we are practicing lead climbing, we climb as if we were top-roping.
We are belayed on a top-rope, but we also wear another rope as if we were lead climbing.
We can safely climb because of the top-rope, but we can practice clipping in with quickdraws and the secondary rope ‘as if’ we were truly lead climbing.
This is one way to begin learning how to lead climb and venture into the world of sport and traditional climbing![/en]

クイックドロー / Quickdraw

How to ハイファイブ

How to ハイファイブ







[en]At NORTHSTAR we give a lot of hi-fives. Have you ever experienced an incomplete hi-five – when you totally miss the other person’s hand?
Here’s a cool tip.
When you hi-five, look at the other person’s elbow. You can look for good timing and never miss. That’s a promise ;).
You can expect that a hi-five will be waiting from NORTHSTAR staff when you come.[/en]


NORTHSTAR Park Session

[jp]お待たせしました。ノーススターのスノーボードパークがいよいよ今週末31日にオープンします。[/jp][en]We’ve been working on our very own snow park here at NORTHSTAR.[/en]

[jp]ノーススタースタッフが最高のセッションのために、時間をかけて整備しています。[/jp][en]The staff have been putting in a lot of time to get the park ready to session.[/en]

[jp]まぁ、もちろん整備しながらパークも楽しんでます。[/jp][en]And we are having a bit of fun along the way.[/en]

[jp]ぜひ今シーズン、ノーススターのパークに遊びに来て下さい![/jp][en]We hope you will come and check out the park sometime this season![/en]