Ski Camps for Teenagers (aged 13 to 17)

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Michael Male Australia 2018/11/26

Hi Blair
We are coming across to stay in Kurohime, Nagano in Mid December to stay until mid January 2019.

Our teenagers want to learn to snowboard, so please let me know if:
1) snow schools/camps exist for teenagers (aged 13 to 17) in Nagano?
2) if no snow schools exist, are there any Japanese Language Schools that incorporate snowboarding?
3) Is there anything else we should consider (basketball/tennis camps? etc).

Our son & daughter are very fit & would learn a lot from locals (& hopefully contribute as well).

We come across to Nagano several times a year, so we would like to get our kids involved in local activities (if possible & available).
Thanks
Michael

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Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/11/26

Hi Michael,

There is one such facility nearby in Madarao Kogen which will host camps during the winter holidays from late December to early January. It is called Dongurimura and has 4, 5, 9 and 14-day camps this season. It looks like the age of participants is any where from 6 to 15.

If your son and daughter don’t speak Japanese, participating in the camp may be difficult. In that case, I would recommend taking snowboarding lessons from an English-speaking instructor. The closest resort with English-language lessons is Madarao Mountain Resort, also in Madarao Kogen.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

-Blair

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