Kagura/Naeba 3-Day Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2019 January 12-14 (Saturday-Monday) *3-day weekend

Yuzawa, Niigata

3 days of snow fun at one of the largest and most popular ski areas in Japan!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at Kagura and Naeba
  • Three (3) full days in the mountains
  • FREE beginners ski/snowboarding lessons (in English)
  • 5,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass will be provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Jan 11) departure to make the most out of your weekend
  • Fun apres-ski parties at some of the local bars in town

Kagura is one of the most popular snow resorts in Japan and its biggest draw is the quality of powder snow due to its high altitude. The ski area also has easy access to the backcountry area that attracts expert riders from all over the world.

Naeba has easy and long slopes beginners, challenging trails for advanced skiers, as well as terrain parks for all level riders. At night, the bottom slopes are beautifully illuminated for night ski/snowboarding. However, the fun doesn’t stop at Naeba, as the 5.5 km Dragondola, Japan's longest gondola, connects Naeba with the neighbouring Kagura Ski Resort. Together the two resorts form “Mt. Naeba”.

Don't miss on this 3-day of snow fun!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Jan 11)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Have some drinks, 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 have a drink or two at the lobby)

Saturday (Jan 12)

  • 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 (Jan 13)

  • 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

Monday (Jan 14) *Public holiday

  • 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
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Two (2) day lift pass (valid for Kagura or Naeba)
  • Three (3) nights 'shared' accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Dinner for Saturday and Sunday
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax


  • Kagura or Naeba extra-day lift pass (4,500yen)
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Gloves rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Goggles rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,500yen for 3 days)
  • Ski/snowboard boots JPN29.5cm and above (4,500yen for 3 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (4,500yen/person for 3 nights)


  • Beginner or first-timer (5,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Jan 11-14 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (2,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Dec 12
  • Group of 4-5 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 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: 38,900Yen
Space left: 3 out of 28

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 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.
  • 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 1,500yen/day extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29.5 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Jan 12) 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 Monday (Jan 14), 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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