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Shiga Kogen Ski/Snowboarding Trip

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  • Shiga Kogen Ski/Snowboarding Trip

    2017 January 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday) Shiga Kogen, Nagano

    ==RSVPing here does not secure your spot. Please sign up on Tokyo Gaijins website and complete reservation!==


    A mid-winter snow adventure weekend 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; the best powder snow and ski area in Shiga Kogen

      Free beginners ski/snowboarding lessons from Certified Instructors

      3,000yen discount for beginners and ski/snowboarding first-timers (No lift pass will be provided)

      Intermediate and advanced lessons available (4,000yen/hour)

      7:45pm Friday (Jan 20) departure to make the most out of your weekend

      Apres-ski party on Saturday (Jan 21)

      Chance to see the snow monkeys enjoying the hot spring on Sunday (Jan 22)

    Let's enjoy together the well famed Japanese powder snow in mid-winter!

    Trip Itinerary

    Friday (Jan 20)

      Meet in Shinjuku at 7:45pm

      Get on the bus

      Have some drinks, chat with other members and get excited

      Short stops for food/snacks on the way

      Arrive in Shiga Kogen around 0:30am

      Check-in at the hotel

      Go straight to sleep (or lobby for a drink or two)


    Saturday (Jan 21)

      Breakfast at 7:30am

      Get the gear on

      Ski/snowboarding (8:30am-5pm)

      Take a hot shower/bath or visit the local onsen nearby

      Relax at the hotel/have some drinks

      Dinner at 6pm

      Apres-ski party


    Sunday (Jan 22)

      Breakfast at 7:30am

      Get the gear on

      Ski/snowboarding or visit the snow monkeys (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



    Price includes;

      Private bus transportation (round-trip)

      One (1) day lift pass (all mountain)

      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 (Pay on the day);

      Sunday lift pass (4,500yen)

      Skis/poles/boots set rental (2,000yen for 1 day | 3,000yen for 2 days)

      Snowboard/boots set rental (2,000yen for 1 day | 3,000yen for 2 days)

      Ski jacket and pants set rental (2,000yen for 1 day | 3,000yen for 2 days)

      Gloves rental (500yen for 2 days)

      Goggles rental (500yen for 2 days)

      Helmet rental (1,000yen for 2 days)

      Ski/snowboard boots JPN29.5cm and above (2,000yen for 1 day | 3,000yen for 2 days)

      Private room for 2 persons (3,000yen/person for 2 nights)

      Snow monkeys tour (3,000yen) *Includes bus transportation, park entry and guide


    Discounts;

      Beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided

      Birthday on Jan 20-22 (3,000yen)

      Early-bird (1,000yen) *Pay before 3pm on Dec 21

      Group of 4 or more (1,000yen) *Group leader required

      Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times and not valid after group discount



    Price: 26,900Yen


    Reserve

    Important Notes

    • Reservation required

    •   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 (almost ski-in ski-out) is located near Yakebitaiyama; the best powder snow and ski area in Shiga Kogen.

    •   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 an extra fee for ski/snowboard boots JPN size 29.5 and above.

    •   Free ski/snowboarding lesson is on Saturday (Jan 21) 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[masked]yen 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 (Jan 22), 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.

    ==RSVPing here does not secure your spot. Please sign up on Tokyo Gaijins website and complete reservation!==


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  • Jordan

    Event Update: Due to demand an extra bus has been added to this trip. There are now only 7 out of 90 seats left on this trip. If you would like to join please reserve on the website as soon as possible not to miss out: http://www.tokyogaijins.com/reservation.php

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