Kagura Ski/Snowboarding Day Trip

2017 December 2 (Saturday)

Yuzawa, Niigata

A cheap one day trip to begin your 2017-2018 Snow Season!

Kagura is one of the highest elevated snow resorts in Japan, and each year receives one of the earliest snowfalls. It is also one of the few resorts that operates as early as November to accommodate the early birds. This year, Kagura is scheduled to open on Nov 18.

Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson are being offered!!!

Let's shake those rusty legs on this warmup run! Come join the snow fun!!!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 6:20am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up with your sleep and/or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Mitsumata ropeway around 9:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Get on the ropeway and gondola up to Kagura
  • Ski/snowboarding (10am-3:30pm)
  • Get on the gondola and ropeway back to Mitsumata
  • Walk to the local onsen
  • Relax in the onsen
  • Change clothes/get ready
  • Get on the bus at 5pm
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:30pm
  • Exchange contact info with people you've met on the trip

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • One (1) day lift pass
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax


  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (2,500yen)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (2,500yen)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (2,000yen)
  • Gloves rental (500yen)
  • Goggles rental (500yen)
  • Helmet rental (700yen)


  • Birthday on Dec 2 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 11,900Yen
Space left: 22 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.
  • Lunch not provided but available at the ski resort.
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson is from 10:30am until 1pm.
  • 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
  • Lip balm
  • Music player
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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