Winter Adventures

Explore the winter wonderland!

Winter programs


Canyons' Minakami base is nestled in the Tanigawa mountain range which is home to 10 ski resorts, the closest being 200m from our back door. Within 60 minutes drive there are over 40 ski resorts to choose from, including some of the largest resorts in Japan. The snow quality and volume of snow is rated in the 'Top 3 in Japan', providing the perfect playground for winter activities and creating a long season that starts early December and goes through to late April.

Why Minakami?

Amazing consistant snow conditions with a long season from Dec through to late April. We have a large variety of ski resorts to choose from and easily accessable from Tokyo and airports in under 3 hours. The ski resorts are uncrowded meaning no time waiting in lift queues and no trying to dodge the traffic. There are also plenty of "off the slopes" activities too!


We run both official school programs and winter camps. For information on winter camps visit the microsite below:



Canyons Alpine Lodge

The Canyons-run Alpine Lodge provides the ideal base camp. Space to chill, exercise and be energetic or recover for the next adventure! Groups can choose from a wide range of activities from our 'adventure menu' or we can work with your group to create a customized solution.

The basic plan is accommodation with breakfast and dinner included.  With lots of staff from different countries there is a very international atmosphere. The lodge is surrounded by nature and with no other nightlife close-by, it is the ideal base for a group to stay together. The site itself covers a large area so big groups can be accommodated without problems combined with our sister lodge 300m away we can accommodate groups of up to 100 people..


 crafts and culture
 Igloo making
 making soba noodles
snowcanyoning jump
 traditional japanese experience


 fruit picking




Click on the links below for more information

Summer and Winter Outdoor Education Brochure

Winter Activities photos

Snowcraft Canyons video

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or you would like to make an inquiry


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