About us

Our story

Before settling down in Madarao-Tangram, we spent more than 20 years skiing and working throughout Japanese mountains, supporting local mountain guides to offer their services to foreign skiers and snowboarders for the first time, and assisting foreign travel agencies in planning their ski itineraries in Japan as well as acting as their local guides for their customers.
In 2020, La Colina was founded by a group of Japanese and long-term foreign residents to share our ❤️ for the mountains.


We are passionate about preserving the beauty of nature and are dedicated to creating a sustainable future. By choosing to stay with us, you are making a positive impact on the environment. We have taken proactive steps to minimize our ecological footprint, ensuring that the mountains we cherish will continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

  • We source local products when possible and choose partners committed to sustainable practices
  • Choice of minimum harmful chemicals for all products we use e.g. silicon silicon-free hair care products, Water-Based Zero-VOC Paint, etc
  • 100% renewable electricity sourced
  • Recycling and waste sorting. Each apartment has a separate bin for burnable waste and plastic packaging, and you can put pet bottles, glass bins, and cans in designated places.
  • Reduce your need for driving by starting your skiing and running straight from the house.
  • Protect Our Winters Japan supporter


We are waiting for you

We strive to make every visit unique and unforgettable. To get in touch with us or to pass on any specific queries and questions you may have about visiting La Colina Retreat or the mountains of Japan in general, write the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Akane Hirose
Managing Director



Shinanomachi, Nagano, Japan

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