Hakuba Alps Long Weekend

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For this long weekend trip, we will be staying at the stylish Alps View, a recently renovated, ski-in ski-out lodge right on the slopes. The lodge features the beautifully furnished Alps Craft Cafe which serves fresh coffees, cocktails, craft beers, bar snacks and delicious home-cooked meals, all topped off with a stunning slope-side view of the Japanese Alps. All rooms are renovated, feature slope and alps views as well as ensuite bathrooms.

We will be skiing/boarding at Tsugaike Kogen on Friday and Saturday, with the choice of Tsugaike or Cortina on the Sunday. Tsugaike is a large resort based in the Hakuba Valley with consistently great snow conditions and a wide variety of courses to suit all levels of skiier/boarder. There will be a party with DJs in the lodge's craft cafe on the Friday night of the trip. On the Saturday night there will be an optional evening snowshoe event that will feature mulled wine and chocolate fondue. The lodge has an onsite wood fired pizza stove so there will be some delicious food on offer on this trip!

The Plan

19:30 ~ 23:30:
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.
7:30 ~ 08:30:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:30 ~ 17:00:
Get out there early and ski / snowboard all day.
17:00 ~:
Soak in the local onsen. Relax with a drink in the hotel cafe overlooking the slopes. Dinner at the hotel. Party event in the hotel bar/cafe space featuring DJs.
7:30 ~ 08:30:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:30 ~ 17:00:
Ski \ snowboard all day
17:00 ~ :
Soak in a local onsen. Dinner at the hotel. Optional night snowshoe event. Relax at the hotel bar/cafe overlooking the slopes.
7:30  ~ 08:30:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:30 ~ 15:00:
Ski \ snowboard all day
15:00 ~ 16:00:
Hit the onsen. Pack up.
16:00 ~ 20:30:
Return private bus to Shinjuku

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Trip Reviews

Another great TSC trip, the hotel and location was great, both Keiji and Steven were on point as trip leaders. Had great fun on and off the slopes, can't wait for another trip in March!

Yaz - 2022-02-14

Tsugaike and Hakuba Cortina’s alps view was breathtaking. It made me feel like I was in Switzerland. There are many slopes for many levels at Tsugaike. My partner had so much fun during backcountry tour and still enjoyed going between trees in the green area where I had to stay. We also enjoyed Hakuba local draft beer every day after the snowboarding looking over a beautiful white world from the hotel window. Having a beer break, dinner, and party all at the same lovely hotel was so relaxing. An amazing singer definitely added more festivity to the party. Thank you, Tokyo Snow Club staff members for making every single tour family friendly, safe, and fun!

Miki Lindell - 2022-02-17