MSL is a rustic, funky, 1972 lodge with a chilled, social vibe. Our location means you can walk to chair lifts, bars and restaurants (or cook in our open kitchen). You will take in mountain views over the snowy village of Akakura Onsen with your western, continental breakfast in our spacious communal living areas by the cosy fire place and you'll be able to utilise our in-house hot spring onsen tubs and shared bathrooms privately by locking the door.
But you've booked more than just a room in a top rated lodge. You've booked an all-round Myoko adventure!
Introducing “THE SHREDULE”, our giant wall planner, developed with our local knowledge is your guide to suggested activities and our recommended daily ski destination out of eight amazing local ski areas depending on weather conditions (all within 35 minutes).
Walk out the door and ski our epic backyard, which caters to all skill levels, or explore more of wider Myoko's best terrain (including Japans longest groomer and second biggest vertical) via our powder chasing 4wd minivans for the same cheap price as the public shuttle bus. Um... ahem, as long as you don't mind helping us dig the vans out of knee deep, fresh powder snow with monotonous regularity, #nojinx :)
Beginners and Intermediates; We'll help you get the right rental gear and ski instructor and advise on the best ski areas for fun or perhaps a gentle challenge.
Upper Intermediates to Expert; Join our occasional free "ski tag-alongs" where we familiarise you with our favourite, lift accessed side country powder.
Back country Powder Hounds; Bring your beacon probe and shovel (or rent from us at mates’ rates), as we might just share with you, some of Myoko's best powder stashes.
Just want to chill? Maybe take a day off to visit the nearby snow monkeys as they bathe in hot springs or just relax around the lodge, reading a book by the fire, watching a movie, strum a guitar, taking an onsen or yoga session, getting a shiatsu massage or playing a game of cards with friends (both old and new).
If you wish to secure your place at MSL this season and receive our local intel guide including info on special access to discount ski rental and lift passes then please make your deposit payment within the next 7 days (sorry, it's the old risk mitigation thing) or reply asap with any questions about alternate availability, room configuration etc (we know it can be tricky, particularly when you are trying to organise time off and larger groups etc, just let us know).