GREEN SEASON ACTIVITIES
The green season is when you can fully connect with land, lore, community and culture of the beautiful Yuzawa region. Your efforts to do so will be well rewarded.
We're surrounded by marvelous peaks, so it's not a surprise that mountaineering is a popular activity for many TwinTippers. Yuzawa is at the foot of the Tanigawa mountain range, boasting alpine hiking trails with incredible views. Some of the mountains are easily accessible by car or gondola, others require proper planning, training and technical skills.
Choose from short, family-friendly strolls on wide paths to more advanced hikes to peaks, waterfalls, lakes, and alpine meadows. Keep your eyes open for snow-monkeys and Kamichika deers. Make sure you have a camera handy for capturing the rugged mountain vistas.
No traffic lights forcing you to stop and hardly any traffic to deal with. Add some fresh cool mountain air and a breathtaking alpine backdrop and it's not hard to see why road bikers get some impressive milage done in Yuzawa.
Looking to go deeper up the valleys and find out where those gravel and dirt roads will take you? Mountain bikers and gravel-grinders appear to have endless opportunities.
Are you looking for a way to cool off in the heat? A "fresh" start? Nothing beats jumping into a river in the mountains. We will tell you were to find the best spots.
Bonfire and BBQ
Not the biggest resort around, but Hakkaisan gets to the point. A quick gondola takes you from the base and straight to the top where you get 900m of vertical to play with all the way down. Hakkaisan is a favorite among the members of the TwinTips Powder Creed.
If you like it steep and deep, look no further. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Hakkaisan from TwinTips.