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We are opening

We are opening

We are opening in a couple days and hope to serve you from Golden Week! We are excited to offer the new lodge to you at a discounted price of years past for a limited time this spring. This new lodge, located just behind our former lodge, is being remodeled and...
New Lodge!

New Lodge!

New Lodge! First we want to thank you for being party of our family at NORTHSTAR, part of our adventure! THANK YOU! We are excited to let you know that we have purchased a beautiful new lodge located right behind current NORTHSTAR building. And what a journey it has...
HOT DOG JAM!!

HOT DOG JAM!!

The season is coming to an end soon but we still have one last event for you. We will be holding our annual HOT DOG JAM again this weekend. Come out on Sat. March 30th for some riding with your friends and of corse to eat some hot dogs. This year we will also be...
WeekEND of Weird Report

WeekEND of Weird Report

This is coming a little late, sorry about that. Here is the report for the WeekEND of Weird event. Over the weekend we had a little rain followed by some strong winds but we made the most of it as we had Doggy here to shoot WOW 4.06. We started with a little park...
WeekEND of Weired

WeekEND of Weired

The pro snowboarder  Keijiro Kasahara (nicknamed “Doggy”) who is the producer of the strange program called  “Weekly Of Weired”(WOW)on YouTube will be coming to Mt. Norikura very soon for an event and I am sure for some weird stuff. Come join...
Getting Here from Tokyo

Getting Here from Tokyo

Due to the Sasago Tunnel accident on the Chuo-dou highway, the highway has been closed and traffic is being re-routed around the tunnel. We recommend that you take an alternate route to get to NORTHSTAR to save time and headache.  Sasago Tunnel has been closed and we...
NORHTSTAR | Lodge Nabe

NORHTSTAR | Lodge Nabe

Nabe at NORTHSTAR? A lot of people are surprised to hear that we offer this traditional Japanese winter menu but it really hits to the spot after a long day on the ski hill or trekking around Norikura Kogen. We offer the “Nabe” menu on slower (non-peak)...
Winter Break

Winter Break

Announcement – Temporarily closed from November 12th to December 11th.  We will be closing up the lodge between seasons starting from November 12th until December 11th.  We will still be receiving phone calls, email, and online reservations; however, we...
Century Donation Report

Century Donation Report

We had 57 riders joined to Norikura Century Charity Ride this year and we would like to report about out donation. From the event itself:¥291,200 From the sales of Century T-shirts:¥16,000 Total: ¥307,200- We donated ¥153,600 each to Shin On! KIds and Hope...
Norikura All Mountain MTB Tours

Norikura All Mountain MTB Tours

This week it’s really feeling like Fall. Cooler mornings and evenings and some leaves on the trees are starting to change.  Recently I have been riding the trails in Norikura a bit differently when I train by myself, less stopping, more pushing through the hills...
NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Dessert

NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Dessert

  Sinfully delicious homemade desserts!  Kayo has shown her love for cooking by taking Nagano Prefecture produced jelly to create many types of desserts such as .. yogurt jelly, strawberry/pineapple jelly, and coffee jelly.  Fun to eat yet … so healthy. And how...
NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Dinner

NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Dinner

Kayo has come up with another great menu that is designed to please you, our guests.  Creating a delicious combination of ginger pork, cooked vegetables, fresh salad, and tasty wakame soup … this dinner is bound to refresh you after a day full of fun and...
NORTHSTAR Lodge – Bento

NORTHSTAR Lodge – Bento

If you have been at NORTHSTAR  for a MTB Tour, Backcountry Tour or if you have come as a group you may have been served one of our locally made lunch boxes (Bento). Many groups enjoy our locally created made to order box lunches. We offer traditional Japanese style...
NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Breakfast

NORTHSTAR | Lodge – Breakfast

At the NORTHSTAR Lodge we have a lot more to offer you than you may know. We have a great facility with some fun things to try like an indoor climbing wall and a game room where you can play table tennis and foosball with your friends. Please check out our...
Experience and Reflection

Experience and Reflection

Since yesterday we have been hosting some elementary kids for a school trip and we enjoyed a nature walk to one of the local waterfalls called Zengoro Falls. Today we rotated 4 different activities in and around the NORTHSTAR Lodge. Dan and YMKN were leading the...
IMIC Training day 2

IMIC Training day 2

The second day of our MTB guide training went well with good weather and some good new teaching skills being added. The training is being put on by an IMIC master coach named Shaums March. This morning we broke into two groups and practiced teaching some basic...
IMIC Training day 1

IMIC Training day 1

Today our bike guides headed to Hakuba to be part of the first ever crew of mountain bike guides to take the IMIC (International Mountain Bike Instructors Certification) in Japan. We spent the morning in the classroom with our instructor Shaums March learning some...
Golden Week Package Deal

Golden Week Package Deal

Golden Week from April 29th is the one of the best seasons to play around Norikura. The ski resort will be closed but the shuttle bus to Kuraigahara Hutte (2,350m) will be started running and you can enjoy genuine spring backcountry. Snow will be gone and the trail...