A week in a ski in ski out house in the hakuba valley guided by snowlocals founders Jake & ChaRlie


- Jan. 19 - 26 (7 nights) in the 8 bedroom Hakuba Slopeside Chalet

- Daily breakfast supplies included

- Transfer from Nagano to the house in Hakuba

- Daily guiding on and off-mountain from SnowLocals - Our favorite places to ski, eat, and onsen

- 6-day Hakuba Valley lift tickets (valid at all 10 ski areas)

- Use of a rental van (can only drive with possession of an International Driver’s Permit)

*The house has 8 bedrooms and can sleep up to 15 people. 8 people could have their own rooms and queen beds, or beds can be split and some rooms comfortably shared if needed.

*Airfare is not included. Train tickets from Tokyo to Nagano not included. Return transportation from Nagano to Tokyo not included. Lunch and dinner costs not included

Would Cost: US$ 27,294 total.

Basic itinerary: 

  • Jan. 18 or before: - Fly to Tokyo on a flight of your choice.

  • Jan. 19: - Take Shinkansen (bullet train) line to Nagano (about 1.5 hours and $80 per person).

    • We will meet you in Nagano with a van and drive 50 minutes to the Hakuba Slopeside Chalet.

  • We can ski any of the 10 ski areas in the Hakuba Valley. All ski areas are on the same lift ticket.

  • There is extensive off-piste and backcountry options in the Hakuba Valley and just off of the Tsugaike ski area as well. This terrain can be access without hiking, or you can ren’t touring equipment to get further into the backcountry.

  • Jake and Charlie will guide you on the mountain, showing you our favorite places to ski and deciding daily where to ski based on group input and were we think the best snow will be.

Some photos from last year in the same place: 

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  • Things to do around Hakuba include:

    • Ski lots of powder

    • Night skiing

    • Numerous onsens

    • Visit the snow monkeys if there is a down-day

    • unlimited backcountry/touring options

    • restaurant choices representing a variety of foods, as well as a variety of Japanese foods.

  • A typical day:

    • wake up whenever you want, you are steps from the gondola.

    • Make ourselves breakfast from the included supplies (eggs, bacon, veggies, bread, jams, cereals, granola, fruits, strange Japanese things)

    • Ski Tsugaike ski area just outside the house, or take the van to another of the 10 ski areas within 30 minutes drive. One lift ticket is valid at all ski areas in the valley.

    • Ski neck-deep pow all day and stop for a ramen lunch and Asahi beer if your legs need a break

    • Ski back to the house (ski-in ski-out remember). Put your gear in the drying room, play a game of foosball, watch some Netflix, post an Instagram from the day, have a Japanese beer.

    • Onsen in the evening.

    • Each delicious food at a nearby restaurant or drive into the town of Happo (the main village in the valley) for more restaurant choices.

    • Go to sleep and do it again the next day.