JAPAN SKI, SNOWBOARD & OUTDOOR CLUB

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival & Togari Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival & Togari Onsen

2017 Jan 13 ~ 16 (Fri~Mon) @ Nagano

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This Trip Features:

* Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival
* Three days and three nights in peak January snow
* Great ski resort with variety of courses
* Excellent powder & back/sidecountry skiing
* Resort is great for all levels
* Hot Springs
* Free ski and snowboard lessons

Experience the incredible Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival! Staying at next door Togari Onsen. Great ski resort with some of the best pow around. Outdoor hot springs, peak snow conditions, apres ski party, free lessons and more!

The Dosojin Fire Festival is an annual event held in the traditional snow village of Nozawa Onsen on Jan 15th every year. The evening begins with several parades and ceremonies as everybody gathers in the village square. The local firemen wander around dishing out free nihonshuu (sake) to anybody who wants it ensuring that the audience and participants are well primed. Eventually all the 42 year olds in the village climb up onto of a huge wooden structure that is contructed days earlier. Then things begin to get a little crazy. The remaining villagers attempt to burn the structure down, along with the 42 year olds while the 25 year olds in the village gather at the base to protect their elders. With all the alcohol and fire flying around its quite amazing that more people are not injured!! The 42 year olds are finally let down off the wooden structure and its then completely burnt in a huge firey spectacle that is not to be missed.

Togari Onsen Ski Resort is truly a snow paradise - Unlike neighbouring Nozawa, Togari has not yet been overwhelmed by Australian skiiers and snowboarders meaning that even on powder days you can find uncrowded and untouched lines well into the afternoon. The super wide slopes at the base of the mountain make Togari an excellent place for beginners while the intermediate, black and off-piste runs towards the top of the mountain are sure to please the more adventurous! Its going to be a fun fire fest weekend of powder and partying up in Togari and Nozawa - cant wait!!

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THE PLAN

2017 Jan 13 (Friday)

19:30 ~ 23:30 Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends, and get excited! Stop to stretch and grab snacks along the way. Arrive and check into the lodge. Have a late night onsen and/or sleep.

2017 Jan 14 (Saturday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the Hotel 8:30 ~ 17:00 Head onto the slopes! Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day. 17:00 ~ 18:30 Soak in the local rotemburo onsen or hotel onsen. Relax. 18:30 ~ 20:00 Dinner in the hotel restaurant 20:00 ~ Group party! Drinks, music, giveaways, good times!

2017 Jan 15 (Sunday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the hotel 8:30 ~ 17:00 Head onto the slopes! Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day OR sightseeing around town. 17:00 ~ 19:30 Relax. Dinner in local restaurant or hotel. 19:30 ~ Shuttle bus to the fire fest. Experience the incredible Nozawa Onsen Dosoijin Fire Festival!

2017 Jan 16 (Monday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the Hotel 8:30 ~ 16:00 Skiing / Snowboarding OR sightseeing followed by a soak in the onsen. 16:00 ~ 21:00 Return bus back to Shinjuku. Stop for snacks/dinner along the way.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Three Nights Lodge Accommodation in Togari Onsen - only 3min walk from the ski lifts. 1 min walk to excellent outdoor onsen Round Trip Private Bus: Shinjuku ~ Togari Onsen ~ Shinjuku Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival - 10 min shuttle bus from our lodge. Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday & Monday Mornings Dinner on Saturday night One Lift Pass for use at Togari Onsen Ski Resort. Group Party Free beginner ski or snowboard lessons on Saturday morning with qualified English speaking ski instructors Trip leaders for guidance for the whole trip Insurance
Total Cost : 41000 yen
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RENTALS:

Rental Skis, Poles, Boots Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snowboard, Bindings, Boots Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snow Jacket and Pants Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snow Goggles (+500yen per day)
Rental Snow Gloves (+500yen per day)

OPTIONS:

Free beginner level ski or snowboard lessons (Saturday morning) Discount lift tickets for extra days available direct from hotel during stay
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