Shiga Kogen Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2021 February 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday)

Shiga Kogen, Nagano

Another snow adventure at the largest ski resort in Japan!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at (by far) the largest ski resort in Japan
  • Two (2) full days in the mountains
  • Well located hotel (almost ski-in/ski-out) near Yakebitaiyama
  • Rooms with beds and own toilet
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners and ski/snowboarding first-timers
  • 7:45pm Friday (Feb 26) departure to make the most out of your weekend
  • Chance to see the wild but cute snow monkeys enjoying the onsen

Come join another snow fun before the season ends!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Feb 26)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive in Shiga Kogen around 0:30am
  • Check-in at the hotel

Saturday (Feb 27)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding (8:30am-5pm)
  • Enjoy the hot shower and big hot bath
  • Dinner at 6pm

Sunday (Feb 28)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding (8:30am-3pm) and/or join the the optional Snow Monkeys Trip (1pm-4:30)
  • Enjoy the hot shower and big hot bath
  • Get on the bus at 4pm
  • Short stop 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 'All Mountain' lift pass
  • Two (2) nights shared accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Fun and cute (English-Japanese speaking) tour guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extras; [Pay directly on the day]

  • Sunday 'All Mountain' lift pass (5,000yen)
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (2,500yen for 1 day | 4,000yen for 2 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (2,500yen for 1 day | 4,000yen for 2 days)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (2,500yen for 1 day | 4,000yen for 2 days)
  • Gloves rental (500yen for 1 day | 800yen for 2 days)
  • Goggles rental (500yen for 1 day | 800yen for 2 days)
  • Helmet rental (700yen for 1 day | 1,200yen for 2 days)
  • Ski/snowboard boots JPN29.5cm and above (1,000yen for 1 day | 2,000yen for 2 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)
  • Snow monkeys tour (2,500yen) *Includes transportation, park entry and guide

Discounts;

  • Beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jan 27
  • Birthday on Feb 26-28 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group payment required
Price: 31,900Yen
Space left: 27 out of 30

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 persons per room.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of 3 or 4 friends can have their own room.
  • Private room for 2 persons available for an extra fee.
  • The hotel (almost ski-in ski-out) is located near Yakebitaiyama; the best powder snow and ski area in Shiga Kogen.
  • Lunch not provided but available at the ski resort.
  • Please bring enough cash on the trip. Credit cards are not widely accepted here in Japan. International (foreign) cash cards sometimes don't work on ATM's (if any) at the ski resort.
  • There will be an extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29.5 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Feb 27) 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 hotel 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 28), 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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