Summer July in Hakuba

7/29    Hakuba Minami Elementary School   Although it was pouring rain with 5 mm in an hour, the children did not let the rain ruin their summer days at Aokiko.  They were all smiles and really enjoyed navigating their own kayaks. 7/24 Hotaru is ON! Aokiko’s “hotaru” or the firefly have started to come out!  Hotaru Tour is on and you …

Summer Kid’s Camp Again!!

Every year we have summer kids camp and this year was another success with great weather!  Adventures included canoeing at Aokiko Lake, Canyoning, Climbing, and Mountain Biking.  We ended some  nights with singing songs by the campfire, some s’mores and new friendships!  The children got plenty of fresh air and a taste of nature.  We hope to see you guys …

June Summer in Hakuba

6/5   Invitation Tour Local invidations for Canadian Canoe, Kayak, and Canoe Picnic. The tour compromised of one-man kayak, 2-man kayak, and a 10 person voyager canoe.  Participants were as young as 2 years old.  With 15 kids, we crossed the lake in a voyager canoe, and had a picnic in the forest. 6/6   Invitation Tour: Canyoning Local invitation tour …

Life after the Earthquake

Life after the Earthquake June 6th, 2011 Japan has experienced one of the biggest natural disasters witnessed and is far from recovery. Here in Hakuba life continues much as normal and like the rest of Japan we are focussed on continuing to work hard and do our share to keep the economy rolling and contribute what we can to the …

Beautiful May in Hakuba

5/3 Golden Week Tours   Still there is plenty of snow in the mountains, but spring is almost coming to an end.まだまだ山には雪がありますが、里には春が訪れています。 We got to enjoy Aokiko Lake with a family today. 5/4 Tabi-girls Tabi means Trip or Journey in Japanese. These 2 girls who toured with us are traveling all around Japan with their matching shirt.  Machan and Maachan. 5/6  Good …

May Hakuba Update

  5月30日  Good-day Although Sunday, we are never lazy at Evergreen!  A few staff members followed Dave to the Mountain Bike Downhill course for a good ride.  Kaz, James, Yasu, and chef Dane of Roots cafe had a great exercise.  Mr. Snake came out to greet them on their journey. Right before the starting point of the trail, there is a …

April is here! Green season is here!

4/10    Blog  Starts Green season blog starts as of now! This year 2011’s green starts 4/29 with Canoe, Kayak, MTB, and climbing.  There is still winter snow left on the mountains, so canyoning and MTB DownHill will start as the ice water from the mountain gets slightly warmer or disappears from the trail.  Dates will be announced soon, but canyoning …

Winter Crew 2010-2011

December 8th – Winter Crew 2010-2011 Though we’re still waiting for the snowfall that kicks things off no-one is letting that get them down as our pre-season training for 2010-2011 is in full swing. We have a great crew of instructors, backcountry guides and support staff this year hailing from places such as The UK, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, New …

Staff Trip to Gawa

September 9 – Staff Trip down the Gawa A bit of a post-Summer chill-out th eorder of the day Evergreen combined some of God’s best creations – guys and girls, sunshine and rivers with some of man’s – Beer and canoes, for a cruise down the river followed by BBQ, Onsen, and Party EOC style.

Kona Bikes Rock!

August 23rd – Kona Bikes Rock! Last season Evergreen received a great deal from Kona Bikes on a fleet of “Blast”s and we have nothing to say about them except that above – Kona Rocks! Light-weight, hardy, responsive disc-brakes, smooth gear system, these bikes are great all-round cruisers. Check out Kona’s website for their full range of pedal-powered machines. http://www.konaworld.jp/