Hakuba 'Long Weekend' Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2018 January 6-8 (Saturday-Monday) *Long Weekend

Hakuba, Nagano

Three (3) day weekend! Three (3) days of snow fun at three (3) World and Olympic class snow resorts!

January 8 Monday is a Japanese National Holiday!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at three (3) World and Olympic class snow resorts; Hakubagoryu & 47, Hakuba Cortina and Happo
  • Three (3) full days in the mountains
  • Free beginners ski/snowboarding lesson from Certified Instructors
  • 5,000yen discount for beginners (No lift pass provided)
  • 7:45pm Friday (Jan 5) departure to make the most out of your long weekend
  • Nice and clean hotel just for our group
  • Animal costume party at Bar Cross

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

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Jan 5)

  • 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 (Jan 6)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Hakubagoryu & 47 (8:30am-5pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath
  • Relax/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Animal costume party at Bar Cross

Sunday (Jan 7)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Happo (8:30am-4pm)
  • Take a hot shower/bath
  • Relax/have some drinks
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Apres-ski party at the Beach Bar

Monday (Jan 8) *National Holiday

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Hakuba Cortina (8:30am-2:30pm)
  • Enjoy Hakuba Cortina's nice onsen/spa
  • Change clothes/get ready
  • Get on the bus at 3:30pm
  • Drop by the hotel to pickup luggage
  • 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 Hakubagoryu & 47
  • One (1) day lift pass for Happo
  • Three (3) nights hotel shared accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Dinner for Saturday and Sunday
  • 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
  • Skis/poles/boots set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Ski jacket/pants/gloves set rental (6,000yen for 3 days)
  • Gloves rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Goggles rental (1,000yen for 3 days)
  • Helmet rental (2,000yen for 3 days)
  • 'Twin Bed' room for 2 persons (4,500yen/person for 3 nights)
  • 'Triple Bed' for 3 persons (3,000yen/person for 3 nights)


  • First-timer/beginners (5,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Jan 5-8 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Dec 6
  • 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
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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 3,000yen (for 3 days) extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29 and above.
  • Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Jan 6) 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 Monday (Jan 8), 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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