National Feb 18, 2019

Skiers rescued by helicopter in Niigata

Two men were rescued by helicopter Monday after going missing while backcountry skiing over the weekend in a popular ski resort town in Niigata Prefecture. Takao Okawa, 59, of Kanagawa Prefecture, and Yasuhiro Kato, 38, of Tokyo, were found uninjured. They had been unaccounted for ...

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

Travel Jan 18, 2019

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

by Oscar Boyd

The Madarao Kogen ski resort prides itself on two things: its powder snow ("Madapow!") — enjoying over 10 meters of fresh snow annually — and its tree skiing. It is less well-known than some of its rivals within the prefecture, but that just ...