Saturday, March 1, 2014

A meeting with Sochi Winter Olympics Snowboarding Bronze Medallist - Onozuka Ayana

Here is our neighbor snowboard bronze medalist, Sochi Olympics, living in Maruyama Ishiuchi with their own Lodge.

Her name is ONOZUKA AYANA.  We had the chance to meet her in her house and took some pictures, she let me wear her Bronze medal...












Sunday, February 23, 2014

View out the back of our lodge...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's the HEAVIEST snow fall in this area for 25 years, lots of powder, the snowmobile is lost and needs digging out, all downstairs area is blocked, access to lodge only by kitchen door, nearly two meters of fresh powder snow between lodge and ski run.

Have I enticed you enough to come now?

I took some photos of the BALENA Restaurant...a beautiful place to eat near the top of the mountain.



BALENA Restaurant, good food!

BALENA Restaurant main entrance

BALENA Restaurant main seating area!

BALENA Restaurant Whats Up offers!

BALENA Restaurant seating area!

BALENA Restaurant Food Posters

BALENA Restaurant Menu Offers

BALENA Restaurant Chief Chef & Owner, Mr Yukio Yoshikawa

Monday, December 23, 2013

Just to let you know, its been SNOWING HEAVILY as expected right on time since last Friday.

I also took a nice photo of the view at night from the balcony:



Sunday, August 11, 2013




Buy 20 nights now for a total of JPY 50000

      That's only JPY 2500 per night!

      Offer valid only until 30 SEP 2013.

      Make a DIRECT BANK PAYMENT BEFORE 30 SEP 2013
      soon to take advantage of this SPECIAL LOW PRICE.

      Send payment to DAISHI BANK, YUZAWA BRANCH, Niigata- 
      ken, Account # 459 1238492 in name of PETER BRUNNER
      Bank Tel:  025-785-5511

      You may transfer your 20 nights to anyone you wish
      and use them at any time during the winter season!

      Give them to your friends, relatives, employees,
      children or use them yourself!


      Welcome to STI SKI LODGE
      located in the famous ski area of ISHIUCHI, Niigata- ken, JAPAN


      PRICES for 2013-2014 season are:
      20 DEC 2013 - until season close JPY 3900 per person
      per night  INCLUDING TAX, NO MEALS!

      MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS ANYTIME!
      Full kitchen facilities are available if guests wish 
      to cook their own meals, don't forget to also bring   
      your own food ingredients!  We provide dishes,       
      cutlery, pots, pans, salt, pepper, sugar, tea and coffee.

      We offer rooms for FOUR persons each with shared
      bathrooms,  no private facilities!

      Central heating, VIEWS, LARGE lounge and cash bar!
      Self service only, make your own beds, cook your own
      food, wash your own dishes, take your garbage back  
      with you when you leave!

      Access in winter to LODGE is by SKI LIFT, SKIING IN  
      or WALKING only!

      Advantage is that you can ski DOWN to the ski lifts  
      on your way to the slopes and the 32 ski lifts in the area!

      We need you to tell us by E-MAIL that you are coming 
      so we can get ready for your arrival!


      For reservations please contact us by E-MAIL only:  

      
STITYO@aol.com


      Please visit our blog to see the incredible area!


      Actual reservations are required to make sure your
      nights are available,  please E-MAIL us for the
      dates you want to stay with us.

      
FREE WI-FI available for your use.


      Regards  Peter  
\-:)




      Regards  Peter Brunner

      SPECIALTY TOURS - INTERNATIONAL (JAPAN) K.K.
      1017-2 Ishiuchi,  Minami-Uonuma-shi,  Niigata-ken
      JAPAN   949-6372

      TEL:   025-783-3434    (Winter only)

      SKYPE:  brunnersti

      E-MAIL:   STITYO@aol.com

      URL:      www.stireservations.com/stiskilodge

      BLOG:     www.stiskilodge.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What is "Happy Hour"?

When a guest or a client goes to a hotel or a bar they expect to pay normal prices.

But, Happy Hour Time brings down the price by 40-60%

So, "Happy Hour" brings the average cost of drinks and food down, if used between 5-6 PM daily.
"Happy Hour Time" no imi.

Okyaksan moshi Hoteru, ato Bar iku to nomimono to tabemono no nedan, futsu de haraimasu dakedo, "Happy Hour Time" wa nedan go 40-60% sageru, tatoeba 5-6 PM dake.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2012 Xmas Day

Here's Nathan arriving at the lodge, he wasn't too happy about walking up the hill but very happy when he got there...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012





Here's a local onsen (hot bathhouse) map of our area. Yuzawa has the best onsens in Japan and the region is also famous for world class sake.  There's even a sake onsen right at the train station.

We are planning an onsen tour soon...

Subscribe to our blog for future info!

Local Restaurants

Here's a great shot of two local restaurants right in front (and above - see top left hand side at the top of the hill) of our lodge - see the spectacular mountain view reflected in the window?


Friday, December 30, 2011

Monkeys in Snow Country Japan

Here are the monkeys coming to eat our Persimmon (Kaki) at our ski lodge after the first snow of the season on 23 NOV 2011





Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Latest Guests from Australia

Caroline, George, Connor & Leon at Ishiuchi Summit


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fun in the snow!




Snow time, lol!




Friday, March 13, 2009

Message from the girls

STI was great!


I had a fantastic trip to Japan in Feb this year and Dad and I skiied every day in (mostly) sunny conditions.

The lovely weather meant the snow got a bit soft by the time I left...the worst part of it was, after I left it dumped for days!



Ah well here's Dad doing a face plant on the summit:



The locals like to dress up for any occasion (I think I saw Pikachu there too...).



Oh and here's some boarders getting air:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Eating





Here's some great shots of a newly discovered restaurant in the area that Peter discovered this summer:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Map of Ishiuchi Maruyama



Here's a map of Ishiuchi...remember there's 19 other ski resorts in the area as well!



Here's a pic of a 4 bunk standard room:






We need YOUR photos of action shots on the mountain...

Why not come and join us this season?
Tour organised ex Australia for January 1-15 2009.
Contact Us details on right hand side...see you there!