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Yubari Intro


Don’t forget about Yubari

3 videos from Hokkaido’s most lovable ski area

that you’ve never heard of.

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Yubari Intro


Don’t forget about Yubari

3 videos from Hokkaido’s most lovable ski area

that you’ve never heard of.

SnowLocals has created a 3-part video series again. This time, we bring you to a ski area on Hokkaido that is small, undiscovered and wonderfully Japanese. Yubari Resort - It's our new favorite place.

There is deep snow, of course. But there is also much more: a troubled history of population decline, famous melons, genuine locals, and legendary mascots. This is just a  apiece of Yubari as we see it. For the rest you've gotta visit.

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Melon Kuma


Melon Kuma

 


 

Melon Kuma


Melon Kuma

 


 

Episode 1:  Melon Kuma

Yuki is the Japanese word for snow.

Any attempt to portray Rusutsu without mention of the Yuki that falls here would be a very incomplete illustration of Rusutsu, Hokkaido, or even Japan. The snow is why we go to Japan in the first place, thus in the snow is where our video journey to Rusutsu begins.

This is why we dedicate the first episode solely to the incredibly deep and unbelievably light snow that buries Rusutsu each winter. 

This is the first reason we travel to Japan; to find that feeling we are looking for when we chase powder. 


 

Making of Melon Kuma


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Yubari POW


Yubari POW

 


 

Yubari POW


Yubari POW

 


 

EPISODE 2:  chouwa [balance]

Chouwa means 'balance' in Japanese. 

Episode 2 focuses on parts of Rusutsu Resort that might seem secondary to the perfect snow on the mountain, but are integral to a complete winter vacation and Japanese experience. 

How do you balance activity with relaxation, his adventure with her vacation, extreme and serene? 

The Chouwa episode depicts a day in which no compromises were made, but everyone's expectations were met. Balance. 


 

MAKING OF Chouwa


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Yubari Life


Yubari Life

 

Yubari Life


Yubari Life

 

EPISODE 3:  nakama [family]

Nakama means 'family' in Japanese. 

Episode 3 shows the people who help make Rusutsu the place that it is. You know that the snow and hospitality in Japan are legendary, but without the employees highlighted in this episode then Rusutsu would not be able to serve breakfast or turn on the lifts each morning. 

These are just a few of the greater Rusutsu family members who find enjoyment in seeing the joy of others. Without them a journey to Japan would not be the same.  

The Nakama episode reveals those behind the scenes who are the ones making all travel experiences unforgettable. Everywhere one can visit there are individuals who strive to make the experience perfect. When you leave satisfied, it should be clear that these characters who are depicted, and many more, are members of the Rusutsu family that has welcomed you into their home for a visit.      


 

MAKING OF nakama