Powder Love Hakuba Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2018 March 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday)

Hakuba, Nagano

Powda inna day! Louda inna night!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at world and Olympic class resorts; Happo and Hakuba Cortina
  • Two (2) days in the mountains
  • Free beginners snowboarding lesson (Skiing lesson not available)
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass provided)
  • 2,000yen early-bird discount (Pay before 3pm on Feb 3)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Mar 2) departure to make the most out of your weekend
  • Powder Love Hakuba; awesome party, good music, great bands and DJ's

Let's ride the amazing powder of the Hakuba Alps during the day, and enjoy live bands and great music at night!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Mar 2)

  • 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 0:15am
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Go straight to sleep (or have a drink or 2 at the lobby)

Saturday (Mar 3)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Happo (8:30am-5pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Relax/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Powder Love Hakuba Party from 7:30pm until midnight

Sunday (Mar 4)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Happo or Hakuba Cortina (8:30am-3pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • 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

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • One (1) day lift pass for Happo
  • Two (2) nights accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Fun and cute (English and Japanese speaking) tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of snow loving folks and make new friends

Extras (Pay on the day);

  • Powder Love Hakuba entry fee (2,000yen with one drink)
  • Hakuba Cortina Ski/Onsen Sunday Trip (5,000yen) *Includes one (1) day lift pass, private ski shuttle (round-trip), onsen/spa entry fee and 1,000yen lunch voucher
  • Sunday lift pass for Happo (4,500yen) *If you prefer Happo over Cortina
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Ski jacket/pants set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (800yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (800yen for 2 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,200yen 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)
  • Big size ski/snowboard boots (2,000yen for 2 days) *JPN size 29.5cm and above

Discounts;

  • First-timer/beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Mar 2-4 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (2,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Feb 3
  • Group of 4 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 5 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group leader/name required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 26,900Yen
Space left: 12 out of 45

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 and a 'Triple 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 3 and maximum of 4 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 2,000yen (for 2 days) extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29.5 and above.
  • Free snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Mar 3) from 9:30am until 12pm.
  • Skiing lesson not available for this trip.
  • 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 before 10am on Sunday (Mar 4), 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
  • Helmet
  • Winter/warm clothes
  • Beanie/hat
  • Winter gloves
  • Comfortable shoes/socks
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Music player
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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