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§19. Beginning of lodging (1)

 NISEKO Kogen Hirafu skiing area (in March, 1962 in existing NISEKO
Grand HIRAFU), the 40th all-Japan ski championship Alpen competition was
held.) For the competition, guest houses seven started a business.

 It was farmhouse which was near to all skiing area to have opened
guest houses and depended on the advice of Kucchancho. Aim of town was
that we diffused skiing that was new industry of expectation and to
support the local farming that was not endowed with soil condition a
little. There is not the concrete furtherance, and seven houses
organize guest house association in budget, though, to borrow money
from financial institution. It was Mataji Nouda that the association
played a key role.

 We talk about Mr.Tadashi Nouda running “lodging Nouda” in sons of
Mataji Nouda now. “We began guest house in house which father built in
1932”. There were six rooms in big things and small things. Visitor
came to stay from the Self-Defense Forces of Kutchan since before lift
was installed and skied. 」


 Father) of Mataji Nouda(Mr.Tadashi Nouda did work of felling of
tree for ski course creation. We cut down big tree with two or three
people in winter of (1960) in the last year of lift opening and carried
them on a horse to the foot of a mountain. Mr.Tadashi Nouda
participated in fire prevention line (for forest fire) setting of
skiing area. Steller’s sea lion pine wood around the foot of skiing
area was made as fire prevention flight.

 Mr.Tadayuki Nouda which is son of Mr.Tadashi Nouda runs current
lodging Noda. Because Yasuko of wife of Tadayuki can speak English,
foreign visitor is got close to as hotel which is full of international
atmosphere featuring arrival, scene of field.