Kagura/Naeba Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2016 December 17-18 (Saturday-Sunday)

Yuzawa, Niigata

Come join one of our biggest ski/snowboarding trips! 135 people (3 buses) joined last season!

This Trip Features;

  • FREE SKI/SNOWBOARDING GEAR/EQUIPMENT RENTALS (except protective gears)
  • FREE beginners ski/snowboarding lessons (in English) from Certified Instructors
  • 5,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass will be provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Dec 16) departure to make the most out of your weekend
  • Fun apres-ski dance party on Saturday night at a really classy bar

Kagura is one of the highest elevated snow resorts in Japan, and each year receives one of the earliest snowfalls. It is also one of the few resorts that operates as early as November to accommodate the early birds. This year, Kagura is scheduled to open on Nov 19.

Naeba is one of the largest and most popular snow resorts in Japan, visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year. At this time of the year, the top of Naeba is already covered in snow, and they have two high speed gondolas to take you up there. Snow machines make riding from top to bottom possible, allowing you to enjoy longer runs and to shake out those rusty legs.

Let's hope for lots of snow like two seasons ago!

Trip Itinerary

Ski/snowboarding at huge snow resorts

Friday (Dec 16)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:45pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Have some drinks, chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive in Naeba around 11:15pm
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Go straight to sleep (or to Greenstar bar for a drink or two)

Saturday (Dec 17)

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

Sunday (Dec 18)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Kagura or Naeba (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Change clothes/get ready
  • Get on the bus at 4:30pm
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Fun in the snow

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Two (2) day lift pass (valid for Kagura or Naeba)
  • 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;

  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (FREE)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (FREE)
  • Ski jacket and pants set rental (FREE)
  • Gloves rental (FREE)
  • Goggles rental (FREE)
  • Helmet rental (1,000yen for 2 days)
  • Ski/snowboard boots JPN29.5cm and above (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)

Discounts;

  • Beginners (5,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Dec 16-18 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen)
Price: 25,900Yen
Space left: 0 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).
  • The hotel is located just a 7min walk to Naeba ski resort.
  • Shuttle bus from/to hotel/Tashiro will be provided on both days.
  • Lunch not provided but available at the ski resort.
  • There will be a 3,000yen fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29.5 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Dec 17) from 9:30am until 12pm at Naeba ski resort.
  • 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 18), 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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