NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge
4306 Azumi
390-1513 Matsumoto, Nagano, JP

Phone: 0263-93-1688
Fax: 0263-93-1699
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For tour and lesson availability please see the calendar below.


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Online reservations are possible up to 6 days prior to arrival, if you would like to make a last minute reservation please call us directly.
Phone: 0263-93-1688
  • Snow Activities | Beginner Snowboard Lesson

    We are excited about offering the BURTON LTR (Learn To Ride) program here at NORTHSTAR! BURTON has been developing this program with snowboard instructors all over the world over the past 10 years. BURTON LTR is designed for beginners to learn basic skills such as turning or stopping easily and to have fun from the first day on a snowboard.
  • Snow Activities | Freeride Lessons – R8-9

    If you are thinking, “I want to be better at riding on powder.”, “I want to be able to turn with high speed.”, “I want to ride stable in the backcountry.”. a freeride lesson is the lesson that you are looking for.
  • Snow Activities | Kids Lesson – R1-4

    Our kid’s version of BURTON LTR Program is specially designed to help kids have a safe and fun time learning to ride. Kids will step up with special equipments and small class sizes (maximum 2 people) starting from the basics. This is not a program to complete S-turn in 90 min. but for supporting kids as they start riding while having a great time.
  • Snow Activities | Kuraigahara Backcountry Tour

    Enjoy a backcountry tour and stay at Kuraigahara Sanso
  • Snow Activities | Step Up Lessons – R5-7

    For those who started with a BURTON LTR lesson, we offer “Step Up Lessons”. From carving turns or riding a variety of terrain, have more fun riding with a Step Up Lesson.
  • Snow Activities | Beginner Backcountry – R8-9

    For beginners, we offer 2 Day Course with a short avalanche study and beacon training. For experienced riders who have joined our beginner tour before, we offer a One Day Course that you can challenge steeper and deeper terrain. For those who would say, “Winter mountains?? Ummm….”, we suggest you join Spring Backcountry Course which starts in May. Starting at Kuraigahara [ 2350m ], after a 45 minute bus ride from NORTHSTAR’s lodge. Most of the spring hikes are shorter than the winter hikes. You can ride down to the ski resort until the middle of May. The spring season would be best for beginner backcountry riding. We also offer 2-day tours that stay the night at the Kuraigahara Lodge. Please contact us for more details.
    ※Lodging is not included.
  • Snow Activities | Backcountry Tours – R9+

    Come and experience the thrill of riding one of Japan’s top backcountry areas. Mt. Norikura [Highest Peak: Kengamine - 3026m] has good snow condition all season long because of its geographical features and it gets fresh snow even in May. Hike up from the top of the Norikura Kogen Onsen Ski Resort [2000m] and challenge one of the peaks, ride in trees, and experience a natural half-pipe. Our guide will take you to the best runs according to the weather and your riding level.
  • Snow Activities | Snowshoe Tours

    Even if you don’t go snowboarding or skiing you can enjoy the winter season in Norikura on snowshoes. Walking on fresh powder snow feels like walking on a cloud in the sky. Your guide will arrange the tour for your physical ability and your desired destination. First timers and kids can also enjoy.
  • Events | Hakuba Backcountry Tours – R9+ April 7th, 8th

    This is back country tour in Hakuba. Event day is in April 7th and 8th.
  • Tenku Marathon (Shared Room) 1 Night 2 Meals - 2018/06/23-24

    If you are looking to join the annual Norikura Tenku Marathon please make a reservation here.
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