X'mas Nozawa Onsen Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2017 December 23-24 (Saturday-Sunday)

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Come spend a snowy white and Merry Christmas weekend with us! Hohohoho!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at Nozawa Onsen; widely 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
  • Two (2) days of snow fun
  • Well located lodge (just for our group) only a minute walk to Nagasaka gondola
  • Thirteen (13) FREE public onsens (A unique cultural experience)
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lessons from Certified Instructors
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners and ski/snowboarding first-timers (No lift pass will be provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Dec 22) departure to make the most out of your Christmas weekend
  • Ski/snowboarding in Santa costume
  • Christmas costume party on Saturday night (Dec 23)

Can't wait to see Santa on the slopes!

Trip Itinerary

Snow fun at our favorite ski resort

Friday (Dec 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 Nozawa Onsen around 0:30am
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Go straight to sleep (or Heaven for a drink or two)

Saturday (Dec 23)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding (8:30am-5pm)
  • Visit one of the FREE public onsens
  • Relax at the lodge/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Christmas party at our favorite bar (Bar Heaven) *Costume a MUST

Sunday (Dec 24) *X'mas Eve

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding (8:30am-3pm)
  • Visit one of the FREE public onsens
  • 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
  • Two (2) nights accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras (Pay on the day);

  • Sunday lift pass (4,300yen)
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (4,500yen for 2 days) *Good quality
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (4,500yen for 2 days) *Good quality
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (800yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (800yen for 2 days)
  • Helmet rental (1,200yen for 2 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginners or ski/snowboarding first-timers (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Dec 22-24 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Nov 23
  • Group of 4 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group name or leader required
Price: 27,900Yen
Space left: 38 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 3 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 minute walk to Nagasaka gondola.
  • 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.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Dec 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 (Dec 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
  • Winter/warm clothes
  • Beanie/hat
  • Winter gloves
  • Comfortable shoes/socks
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Smartphone
  • Music player
  • Book (to read on the bus
  • Camera
  • Cash

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