Myoko Suginohara and Seki Onsen Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2017 February 4-5 (Saturday-Sunday)

Myoko Kogen, Niigata

Deep, deep and deep powder snow at one of Japan's highest rated ski areas!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at Seki Onsen and Myoko Suginohara
  • Two (2) full days in the mountains
  • Deep, deep and deep powder snow
  • Clean lodge (just for our group)
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson
  • 2,000yen discount for beginners and ski/snowboarding first-timers (No lift pass will be provided)
  • Intermediate and advanced lessons available (4,000yen/hour)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Feb 3) departure to make the most out of your weekend
  • Apres-party at our local bar

Seki Onsen Resort is perfect for those who desire a genuine back-country riding experience with the best free-riding possibilities in Japan – and without the crowds. Skiers and snowboarders love its 100% natural powder making it a freeriders paradise. Between its topography and ample snowfall, this is arguably the best place in Japan for powder runs. Although small, it's best not to ski/snowboard off-piste here unless you really know what you're doing.

Myoko Suginohara Resort is extremely famed as one of the highest-caliber ski slopes in Japan, with 3,700ft (1,124m) in vertical drop and the longest ski run at an unbelievable distance of 5.3 miles (8.5km) in length. This course has everything any skier/snowboarder could desire with the runs being wide open or tree lined.

This is going to be an epic powder weekend!

Trip Itinerary

Fun in the snow

Friday (Feb 3)

  • 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 Myoko Kogen around 0:30am
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Stay overnight

Saturday (Feb 4)

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

Sunday (Feb 5)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding (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

Snow action

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • One (1) day lift pass for Myoko Suginohara
  • 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;

  • Seki Onsen day trip (5,000yen) *Includes bus transportation, lift pass and lunch voucher
  • Myoko Suginohara extra-day lift pass (4,000yen)
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (500yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (500yen for 2 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,000yen for 2 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginners (2,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Feb 3-5 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jan 4
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times and not valid after group discount
Price: 26,900Yen
Space left: 14 out of 90

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).
  • Our lodge is located just a 5min walking distance to/from the closest (Romance) chairlift.
  • 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.
  • Day trip to Seki Onsen will be on Sunday. Bring a snorkeling kit (proper BC gear) if the snow forecast is mild to heavy snow and you're joining this (optional) day trip.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Feb 4) 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 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 (Feb 5), 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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