Your Chance to shred the deepest snow with your best friends
We gather up to 13 people, fly to Tokyo, spend a night in the heart of the city, bus to Hakuba and then ski pow and drink sake for a week.
US$ 1,900 per person includes:
- One night in the Shinjuku Prince Hotel in downtown Tokyo
-7 nights in a Luxury Hakuba Chalet with breakfast supplies included
- Bus transfer from Nagano to our house in Hakuba
- Use of a rental car in Hakuba
*We can take up to 15 people total in the Slopeside Chalet
*Some shared rooms, and some private rooms.
*Airfare is not included. Lift Tickets not included. Train tickets from Tokyo to Nagano not included. Return transportation from Hakuba not included.
Here is the itinerary:
- Jan. 25: - Fly to Tokyo on a flight of your choice.
- Jan. 26: - Arrive in Tokyo.
- Make your way to the Shinjuku train station in downtown Tokyo. Tokyo has 2 main airports, Narita (NRT) and Haneda (HND). Each is about a 50 minute train ride from Shinjuku Station and will cost up to $30 (depending on the train).
- From the Shinjuku Station, walk to the Shinjuku Prince Hotel.
We will all meet at the Shinjuku Prince Hotel sometime on Jan. 26th.
- Jan. 26 - 27: Stay at the Shinjuku Prince Hotel in twin rooms (2 single beds) and party in Tokyo.
- Jan. 27 - Take Shinkansen (bullet train) line to Nagano (about $80 per person).
- A bus will meet us in Nagano and will take us all to the Hakuba Slopeside Chalet.
- Ski any of the 10 ski areas in the Hakuba Valley.
Shots from last year in the same spot:
- Things to do around Hakuba include:
- Ski/ride lots of pow
- Night pow
- Numerous onsens
- Visit the snow monkeys on a down-day
- unlimited backcountry/touring options
- restaurant choices galore
- A typical day:
- wake up whenever, you are steps from the gondola.
- Make yourself breakfast from the included supplies (eggs, bacon, veggies, bread, jams, cereals, granola, fruits, strange Japanses 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 and the Collective Pass or Epic Pass both have agreements in the Hakuba Valley.
- Ski face-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 at a new onsen each day.
- Each delicious and cheap food at a variety of restaurants.
- Go to sleep and do it again the next day.
- Feb. 3 - This itinerary ends. I will drive you to the bus station so you can catch a bus to Nagano and then a bullet train to Tokyo and either get on your return flight or spend some more time in Tokyo.
- Below is a video that shows snow in Japan. Try to resist now...
And the house you will stay in, toured by Jon Olson: