Myoko and Nozawa 3-Day Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2020 January 11-13 (Saturday-Monday) *3-day weekend

Niigata/Nagano

A 3-day weekend mid-winter snow adventure at two great ski resorts with amazing powder runs!

January 13 (Monday) is a Japanese public holiday :)

This Trip Features;

  • Three (3) full days in the mountains in mid-winter
  • Ski/snowboarding at Myoko Suginohara (1-day) and Nozawa Onsen (2-days)
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson
  • 6,000yen discount for beginners and skiing first-timers (No lift pass will be provided)
  • 7:45pm Jan 10 (Fri) departure to make the most out of 3-day weekend
  • Thirteen (13) FREE public onsens (A unique cultural experience)
  • Nice (paid) onsens; Furusatonoyu and Sparena
  • Apres-ski parties at some local bars
  • Chance to meet a lot of snow loving folks and some riding buddies ;p

Nozawa Onsen is considered by many experienced riders as the best ski resort in Japan in many aspects such as mountain/resort size, slopes and layout, consistent snow fall, quality and amount of powder, weather, amazing tree runs, backcountry, accessibility/location, apres ski bars, onsens, traditional town and very friendly locals.

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.

Come join the snow fun!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Jan 10)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Have a relaxing drink (or two), chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stops for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive at Myoko Suginohara around midnight
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Go straight to sleep (or lobby for a drink or two)

Saturday (Jan 11)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Myoko Suginohara (8:30am-5pm)
  • Enjoy the hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Take a nap, relax and/or have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party at one of the local bars in Akakura town

Sunday (Jan 12)

  • Breakfast at 6:30am
  • Get the gear on/check-out of the room
  • Get on the bus at 7:15am
  • Arrive at Nozawa Onsen around 8am
  • Drop-off stuff/luggage at the lodge
  • Ski/snowboarding at Nozawa Onsen (8:30am-5pm)
  • Check-in your room
  • Visit one of the FREE public onsens or the nice paid ones (Sparena or Furusatonoyu)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party at one of the local bars

Monday (Jan 13) *Public holiday

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on/check-out of the room
  • Ski/snowboarding at Nozawa Onsen (8:30am-3pm)
  • Visit one of the FREE public onsens or one of the nice paid ones (Sparena or Furusatonoyu)
  • 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;

  • Round-trip private bus transportation
  • One (1) day lift pass for Myoko Suginohara
  • One (1) day lift pass for Nozawa Onsen
  • Three (3) nights 'shared' accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Dinner for Saturday and Sunday
  • Fun and cute (English and Japanese speaking) tour leaders ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extras; [Pay directly on the day]

  • Monday Nozawa Onsen lift pass (4,500yen)
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (7,000yen for 3 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (7,000yen for 3 days)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (7,000yen for 3 days)
  • Gloves rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Goggles rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,500yen for 3 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (6,000yen/person for 3 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginners or ski/snowboarding first-timers (6,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Jan 10-13 (3,000yen)
  • 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: 38,900Yen
Space left: 17 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.
  • 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 (Very limited rooms).
  • Most 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.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Jan 11) from 9:30am until 12pm.
  • Lift pass will not be provided if you avail the beginners and first-timers 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 Jan 13 (Mon), and put your belongings in the luggage room.
  • 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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