Myoko Suginohara/Lotte Arai Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2019 February 23-24 (Saturday-Sunday)

Myoko Kogen, Niigata

Ski/snowboarding weekend trip at one of the best ski areas in Japan; Myoko Kogen!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at Myoko Suginohara and Lotte Arai
  • Two (2) full days in the mountains
  • Clean lodge (just for our group)
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners and snowboarding first-timers (No lift pass will be provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Feb 22) departure to make the most out of the weekend
  • Apres-ski parties at one of the local bars in Akakura

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


Lotte Arai is a "new old" resort ski resort, and like the other Myoko snow resorts, gets dumped on with lots of snow – an average of about 15m+ of Japow each year. Somewhat rare for a Japanese ski resort, skiing here includes some above treeline terrain (sub-alpine) in wide open powder bowls. The resort has some avalanche controlled areas where off-piste ski/snowboarding is permitted.


Another epic powder adventure!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Feb 22)

  • 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 midnight
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Go straight to sleep (or lobby for some drinks)

Saturday (Feb 23)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Myoko Suginohara (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 one of the local bars in Akakura town

Sunday (Feb 24)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Myoko Suginohara or Lotte Arai (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 Myoko Suginohara
  • Two (2) nights accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) tour guide ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras;

  • Lotte Arai Sunday lift pass (5,000yen) *Includes round-trip shuttle bus
  • Myoko Suginohara Sunday 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/pants set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (800yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (8000yen for 2 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,200yen for 2 days)
  • Big size ski/snowboard boots (2,000yen for 2 days) *JPN 29 and above
  • Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Feb 22-24 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jan 23
  • Group of 4-5 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 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: 28,900Yen
Space left: 39 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.
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 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 in Myoko Suginohara.
  • Private shuttle bus will be provided for Myoko Suginohara only in the mornings. You can easily walk back to the lodge from the ski resort.
  • Round-trip private shuttle bus will be provided for Lotte Arai. Departure at 8am and return at 3pm. It takes about 35mins each way from/to our lodge/Lotte Arai ski resort.
  • Lunch not provided but available at the ski resort.
  • Restaurants and shops in the ski resorts don't accept credit cards so please bring enough cash.
  • There's an extra 1,000yen/day rental fee for boots size JPN 29 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Feb 23) 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 24), 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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