Happo and Hakuba Cortina Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2018 February 17-18 (Saturday-Sunday)

Hakuba, Nagano

Two (2) days of snow fun at two (2) World and Olympic class snow resorts!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at two (2) World and Olympic class snow resorts; Happo and Hakuba Cortina
  • Two (2) days in the mountains
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson from Certified Instructors
  • 3,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass provided)
  • 2,000yen early-bird discount (if you pay before 3pm on Jan17)
  • 1,000yen each group of 4 discount and 2,000yen each for group of 5 (or more)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Feb 16) departure to make the most out of the trip
  • Nice and clean hotel just for our group
  • Apres-ski party

Let's go explore and ride the great Hakuba Alps!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Feb 16)

  • 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 Hakuba around 0:30am
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Go straight to sleep (or have a drink or two at the lobby)

Saturday (Feb 17)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Happo (8:30am-5pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby
  • Relax/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party at Bar Cross

Sunday (Feb 18)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Hakuba Cortina or Happo (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 Happo
  • Two (2) nights hotel shared accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras (Pay on the day);

  • Hakuba Cortina Ski/Onsen Day Trip (5,000yen) *Includes one (1) day lift pass, private ski shuttle (round-trip), onsen/spa entry fee and 1,000yen lunch voucher
  • Sunday lift pass for Happo (4,500yen) *If you prefer Happo over Cortina
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (3,000yen for 2 days)
  • 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)
  • 'Twin Bed' room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)
  • 'Triple Bed' for 3 persons (2,000yen/person for 2 nights)
  • Big size ski/snowboard boots (2,000yen for 2 days) *JPN size 29cm and above


  • First-timer/beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Feb 16-18 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (2,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Jan 17
  • Group of 4 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 5 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: 12 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.
  • The hotel we're staying is a nice and clean Japanese style hotel with tatami rooms with toilet in each room.
  • 'Twin Bed' rooms and a 'Triple Bed' room available for an extra fee on a first-come/first-served basis (limited rooms).
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 persons for shared rooms.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of friends can have their own room.
  • 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.
  • There will be a 2,000yen (for 2 days) extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Feb 17) 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 and toothbrush are provided.
  • 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 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
  • 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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