Naeba 苗場 ①

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Jan 12, 2018 14:18
At least once a year, my family goes to a ski resort in Yuzawa-machi, Niigata Prefecture, which is run by a big hotel chain widely known in Japan.
There are a lot more other ski resorts in Yuzawa-machi, but the place is very convenient for those who come with their children because of the accessibility to ski areas (slopes) from lodging facility.

They have run the place for more than 50 years. The circumstance around ski resorts as a leisure as well as businesses has drastically changed especially for these a few decades.

I heard from my husband, who's been fond of skiing since he was an elementary school kid, that there used to be a very long queue in front of ski lifts. People didn't mind waiting for their turn to ride a lift for more than an hour.

More than an hour for one ride!

Needless to say, there had not been any snowboarders. Ski used to be the only winter leisure for people so the business had enjoyed the golden age.

To be continued

By the way, writing this post reminded me of the posts I wrote in the previous ski season. なつかしいな~。
Since I have now a lot of new friends, I will attach the Japanese audio recording of the posts.
I'm happy if it would be useful for your listening practice.

Hot Spring Rules
Japanese Audio:

Hot Spring Rules - Part 1
Hot Spring Rules - Part 2
Hot Spring Rules - Part 3