JAPAN SKI, SNOWBOARD & OUTDOOR CLUB

Shiga Kogen Long Weekend

Shiga Kogen Long Weekend

2018 Jan 5 ~ 8 (Weekend) @ Nagano

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This Trip Features:

* Three nights and three full days skiing / boarding
* Skiing/Boarding at Japans biggest ski resort area
* Free ski and snowboard lessons
* Visit to see the Snow Monkeys in the onsen
* Parties both nights - DJs, prizes & more!
* Onsen Hotel - 1min walk from the slopes

Our annual Jan 3 day weekend trip to celebrate the start of the peak snow season at Japans biggest ski resort! Free lessons, snow monkeys, apres ski events and more!

Shiga Kogen is by far Japans biggest ski resort area with over 20 interconnected ski resorts all accessible with the one lift pass. The high altitude means consistently great snow conditions and with over 80kms of courses and 70 lifts the resort is great for all levels of skiier/boarder. Shiga Kogen is also famous for the onsen bathing snow monkeys! The Shiga Kogen snow monkeys are a definite must see and we will be visiting the monkey onsen on the Monday (national holiday) of the trip. The snow monkeys have lived in the Shiga Kogen area for several generations and come down from the mountains each day to bath in the natural hot springs at the base. We will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the hot spring bathing monkeys in their natural habitat.

The Jan long weekend is peak powder time with huge overnight snowfalls the norm. Last seasons trip saw over a metre fall within 24 hours! Our hotel for the trip is right on the slopes, only 1min walk/ski from the ski lifts and features a 100% natural hot spring. This long weekend trip also features free lessons for beginner skiiers & snowboarders from qualified, english speaking instructors and two fun parties/music events on both nights, with DJs, giveaways and more. Powder, onsens, snow monkeys and partying at Japans biggest resort - cant wait!

Photos from previous Shiga Kogen Long Weekend trips (click to enlarge):
MAX SPACES: 47 SPACES LEFT: 38

THE PLAN

2018 Jan 5 (Friday)

19:30 ~ 00:00 Meet in Shinjuku. Get on the bus. Depart Shinjuku. Stop for a rest/snack break along the way. Arrive in Shiga Kogen. Check into the Hotel. Sleep or late night Onsen.

2018 Jan 6 (Saturday)

7:30am ~ 08:30 Wake up! Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. 8:30 ~ 17:00 Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day 17:00 ~ 18:30 Soak in the hotel onsen. Relax with a cold drink 18:30 ~ 20:00 Dinner in the hotel restaurant 20:00pm ~ late Party Event: DJs, giveaways, dancing, good times!

2018 Jan 7 (Sunday)

7:30am ~ 08:30 Wake up! Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. 8:30 ~ 17:00 Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day 17:00 ~ 18:30 Soak in the hotel onsen. Relax with a cold drink 18:30 ~ 20:00 Dinner in the hotel restaurant 20:00pm ~ late Party Event: DJs, giveaways, dancing, good times!

2018 Jan 8 (Monday)

7:30 ~ 08:30 Wake up! Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. 8:30 ~ 15:00 Check out of the hotel.Skiing and Snowboarding all day - OR visit the Snow Monkey hot springs! 15:00~16:00 Soak in the hotel onsen. Relax with a cold drink 16:00 ~ 20:30 Bus back to Shinjuku.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Round trip private bus: Shinjuku ~ Shiga Kogen Three nights accommodation Hotel is 1min walk from the slopes and includes 100% natural onsen open 24hrs Two dinners (Sat, Sun) Three breakfasts (Sat, Sun, Mon) Two day all areas lift pass Free beginner ski or snowboard lesson (9:30am Saturday) Entry to party events both nights. Free drink on entry to party both nights Snow Monkey tour on Monday Travel and ski insurance for the whole weekend
Total Cost : 39500 yen
MAX SPACES: 47 SPACES LEFT: 38

RENTALS:

Rental Skis, Poles, Boots Set (+2000yen per day)
Rental Snowboard, Bindings, Boots Set (+2000yen per day)
Rental Snow Jacket and Pants Set (+2000yen per day)
Rental Snow Goggles (+500yen per day)
Rental Snow Gloves (+500yen per day)

OPTIONS:

Free beginner ski and snowboard lessons (9:30am Saturday) Lift pass for use on Monday (+4500yen) if not visiting the Snow Monkeys Limited private rooms available for couples/friends (+3000yen per person)
MAX SPACES: 47 SPACES LEFT: 38
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