This ski lodge with private land in Japan just dropped its price by half!

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Ryuoo Ski Lodge. You don't get closer than this.

Remember that ski lodge in Ryuoo we told you about last year? Yep, the one that sleeps up to 22 guests and is ski in ski out on the slopes of Ryuoo Ski Resort in North Nagano on the main island?

Well, they’ve dropped their price by fifty five percent. You read that right, the owners of Ryuoo Ski Lodge have slashed the sale price in half, and then some.

This time last year it was on the market for ¥100,000,000. That’s around $1.3m Aussie dollars or $905,000 US dollars.

This year? You can grab it for ¥45,000,000 or around $597,000 Aussie dollars or $410,000 US dollars.

That’s the price of a one bedroom or studio apartment with no views on the northern beaches of Sydney for a whopping 78502 of private land with ski in lodge in Japan. Did we mention the powder snow? We should have.

The resort boasts up to 15 metres snowfall per year, 13 lifts and over 1000 metres of vertical. The highest lifted point is 1930 metres (high for Japan) and is divided between 35% beginner, 40% intermediate and 25% advanced.

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Bird’s eye view of Ryuoo Ski Lodge.

You won’t find many westerners in sight but you will find terrain parks, extensive backcountry for advanced skiers and boarders plus child care, kids ski school, snow park, tubing and snow mobiling.

It’s close to already discovered resorts including Madarao, Myoko Kogen and Nozawa Onsen. Oh, and it boasts a 166 capacity ropeway, the biggest of its kind in the world.

The lodge itself is 690 square meters and has room for 22 sleeping guests plus staff quarters. There’s a full commercial kitchen, large foyer, communal living room with two fireplaces and sweeping views of the ski runs right outside the door.

The property is currently configured with four luxury one bedroom suites and three king rooms all with en-suites. The staff quarters include a basement lodge manager’s private two bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room and bathroom plus separate staff accommodation with two bedrooms and private bath.

So. Much. Potential.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.