The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) traveled to Nagano-ken on February 7 to 9, 2014. We went to Norikura-Kogen and did snowboarding lessons with NORTHSTAR (www.ridenorthstar.com).
It was a perfect weekend for fun in the snow! Friday was clear and sunny, then Saturday the area received 75cm of fresh powder snow!
Students, Seijong Chu and Kohei Asari tried snowboarding for the first time ever! The boys took lessons for 3 hours on Friday afternoon, and all day on Saturday.
They were supervised by the NORTHSTAR instructor and Mr. Goldie, which made learning snowboarding as safe as possible. Seijong and Kohei were able to slide down the hill by themselves by Saturday afternoon!
We stayed at NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge for two nights. The newly renovated lodge is big, clean and comfortable! Inside, the boys enjoyed hot, delicious meals like sukiyaki nabe, relaxed in front of the fireplace and in the hot-spring bath (o-furo), played table tennis and fuse-ball, watched a movie and the Winter Olympics in Sochi!
We are looking forward to going again next year in January 2015!