Kagura and Naeba Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2019 December 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday)

Yuzawa, Niigata

An early snow adventure at Kagura and Naeba!

This Snow Trip Features;

  • FREE SKI/SNOWBOARDING GEAR/EQUIPMENT RENTALS (except protective gear)
  • FREE beginners ski/snowboarding lessons (in English)
  • 5,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass will be provided)
  • Two (2) full days in the mountains
  • Clean lodge (just for our group)
  • Fun apres-ski party

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.

Naeba is one of the largest and most popular snow resorts in Japan, visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Snow machines make ski/snowboarding possible this time of the year allowing you to enjoy and shake out those rusty legs.

Don't miss out on this early season snow fun!!!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Dec 13)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Have a relaxing drink, chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive in Naeba around 11:15pm
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Go straight to sleep (or lobby for some drinks)

Saturday (Dec 14)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Kagura or Naeba (8:30am-5pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Relax at the hotel/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party

Sunday (Dec 15)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Kagura or Naeba (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Change clothes/get ready
  • Get on the bus at 4:30pm
  • Stop for dinner on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Two (2) day lift pass for Kagura or Naeba
  • Two (2) nights shared accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Fun and cute (English-Japanese speaking) tour guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extras;

  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (FREE)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (FREE)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (FREE)
  • Gloves rental (FREE)
  • Goggles rental (FREE)
  • Helmet rental (1,200yen for 2 days)
  • Ski/snowboard boots JPN29.5cm and above (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (4,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginner or first-timer (5,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Dec 13-15 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Nov 14
  • Group of 4-5 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (2,000yen/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: 28,900Yen
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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.
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 persons per room.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of 4-6 friends can have their own room.
  • Private room for 2 persons available for an extra fee on a first-come/first-served basis (limited rooms).
  • The hotel is located just a 7min walk to Naeba ski resort.
  • Shuttle bus from/to hotel/Tashiro will be provided on both days.
  • 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 29.5 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Dec 14) from 9:30am until 12pm at Naeba ski resort.
  • Lift pass will not be provided if you avail the beginner/first-timer 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 available for rent at the lodge for 200yen.
  • 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 (Dec 15), 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
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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