Hakuba Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2017 February 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday)

Hakuba, Nagano

A weekend of snow fun at one of the biggest ski areas in Japan!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at two (2) world and Olympic class resorts; Hakubagoryu & 47 and Hakuba Cortina
  • Two (2) days in the mountains
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Feb 17) departure to make the most out of your long weekend
  • Nice and clean hotel just for our group
  • Fun apres-ski party at Bar Cross

Can't wait to explore and ride the great Hakuba Alps with you!

Trip Itinerary

Snow action

Friday (Feb 17)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Have some drinks, chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stops for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive in Hakuba around 0:30am
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Go straight to sleep (or have some drinks at the lobby)

Saturday (Feb 18)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Hakubagoryu & 47 (8:30am-5pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath
  • Relax/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party at Bar Cross from 7:30pm until you drop

Sunday (Feb 19)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Hakuba Cortina (8:30am-3pm) *Optional
  • Relax in the spa/onsen
  • Change clothes/get ready
  • Get on the bus at 4pm
  • Short stops for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:45pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Fun in the snow

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (Shinjuku-Hakuba-Shinjuku)
  • One (1) day lift pass for Hakubagoryu & 47
  • Two (2) nights accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of snow loving folks and make new friends

Extras (Pay on the day);

  • Sunday lift pass for Hakuba Cortina (4,500yen) *Includes private bus transportation, 1,000yen lunch voucher and free entrance to Cortina Spa
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Ski jacket/pants/gloves set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (500yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (500yen for 2 days)
  • Ski/Snowboard boots JPN size 28.5cm and above (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Twin 'bed' room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)
  • Triple 'bed' for 3 persons (2,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • First-timer/beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Feb 17-19 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jan 18
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times and not applicable after group discount
Price: 27,900Yen
Space left: 36 out of 50

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Ski/snowboarding off-piste is strictly prohibited.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • The hotel we're staying is a nice and clean Japanese style hotel with tatami rooms with toilet in each room.
  • Twin 'bed' rooms for 2 persons and a Tripe 'bed' room available for an extra fee on a first-come/first-served basis (limited rooms).
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 persons for shared rooms.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of friends can have their own room.
  • Restaurants and shops in the ski resorts don't accept credit cards so please bring enough cash.
  • Lunch not provided but available at the ski resort.
  • There will be a 3,000yen fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 28.5 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Feb 18) from 9:30am until 12pm.
  • Lift pass will not be provided if you avail the beginners discount.
  • You don't need a lift pass to join our free ski/snowboarding lessons. However, if you're a fast learner and would want to ride the chairlifts, you can buy a "ride ticket" which costs around 300-350yen per ride. On average, beginners only take the chairlifts 4-5 times the entire weekend. Some beginners, not at all!
  • We will try to accommodate all dietary requirements. However, we are unable to guarantee the hotel/lodge can cater for every meal.
  • Soap, shampoo and rinse are provided in the bath (ofuro).
  • Towels and toothbrush are provided.
  • You can send your gear by delivery service (takkyubin) to the hotel. Address will be provided upon request.
  • You must check out of your room on Sunday (Feb 19), and put your belongings in the luggage room before going ski/snowboarding.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Skis/poles/boots
  • Snowboard/boots
  • Ski jacket/pants/gloves
  • Ski goggles
  • Winter/warm clothes
  • Beanie/hat
  • Winter gloves
  • Comfortable shoes/socks
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Cellphone
  • Music player
  • Book (to read on the bus
  • Camera
  • Cash

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