2018 年 15 巻 1 号 p. 37-48
In Japan, the Research on Ski Resort Development has been increasing in recent years, and its content has been improved. However, most studies concern Ski Resort Development since the 1960s, and the Characteristics before the War have not been clarified.
In this Research, we will clarify the Development of Ski Resort along the Shin-Etsu line in Nagano Prefecture between 1912 and 1938. The reason for paying attention to this district was that it was the most developed region in Japan at that time. For the material, we use the data of the Ministry of Railways in Nagano Prefecture and the data on this Ski Resort in this region.
The Results were as follows.
1. Only Iiyama and Nozawa were the Ski Resorts in the region from 1912 to 1924. The two Ski Resorts had a few Japanese Hotels and the narrow ski-slope places near the station. Ski equipment for rent was not attached.
2. The regions of the Ski Resort from 1924 to 1936 remained almost the same places as before. However, the Railroad Company and the Ski Club started to develop the Ski Resort. The position of the slopes changed from near the station to the Mountain side. Ski equipment for rent started.
3.The number of regions of the Ski Resort from 1932 to 1938 had increased more than before. The Railroad Company and the Ski Club made a special Organization to increase the Ski Visitors. The Organization started to open the ski competitions and lessons.