Cortina & Tsugaike Powder Weekend

Cortina & Tsugaike Powder Weekend

Weekend getaway to ski/snowboard at two of the best resorts in the Hakuba Valley! Courses for all levels, free lessons, after ski/board party, hot springs, ski-in ski-out hotel.
Cortina & Tsugaike Powder Weekend - Japan

Cortina & Tsugaike Powder Weekend


Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort is a large-scale resort with slopes for all levels and our ski-in ski-out hotel is right in front of the lifts! The slopes directly in front of our hotel are wide and spacious making this area perfect for learning to ski/board without having to worry about getting in the way of other skiiers. The resort also features a super long ropeway, two hit park areas, a hike up back country area and more.

Cortina is a favourite among Hakuba locals, as it receives the most snowfall of the Hakuba resorts and consistently sports the best powder snow in the region. Cortina has loads of specially sectioned off back country and tree run areas that are great fun for the more adventurous skier/boarder. The lower slopes are wide open and perfect for beginners. There's also a great build your own pizza restaurant at the base.

Looking forward to a fun weekend in the snow!

The Plan

19:30 ~ 00:00:
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 at Tsugaike Kogen. Check-in to the hotel and get some sleep.
7:00 ~ 8:00:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant overlooking the ski slopes.
8:00 ~ 17:00:
Step out the door onto the slopes! Skiing/Snowboarding at Tsugaike Kogen. Free lessons in the morning.
17:00 ~ 18:00:
Soak in the hotel onsen or visit the nearby outdoor onsen.
18:00 ~ 19:30:
Dinner in the hotel restaurant.
19:30 ~:
Apres ski party / social event
7:00 ~ 8:00:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant overlooking the ski slopes.
8:00 ~ 16:00:
Check out. Skiing/Snowboarding at Cortina Ski Resort OR Tsugaike Ski Resort. Head back to the hotel after skiing and pack up gear.
16:00 ~ 21:00:
Return bus back to Shinjuku. Stop for snacks/dinner along the way.

Trip Reviews

Back to our favorite Tsugaike with Tokyo Snow was again my pleasure. It gave me goosebumps to surf on the powder snow. I liked a new serving meal style. Foods were all warm. Loved all you can drink including a local sake during dinner surely added more enjoyment to overall arrangement. Thank you, Tokyo Snow! We will continue our adventure with you guys!

Miki Lindell - 2024-02-12

I had a lot of fun at Tsugaike! I got a private lesson with one of the TSC teachers and was really able to up my confidence and start moving faster. The location of the hotel was right in front of the lift which was super convenient. My roommates were super friendly and nice too. Amazing trip!

KT - 2024-02-01

Great place to meet new friends & learning snowboard with other members! Nagano is quite far from Tokyo so I am grateful that there's finally a chance to go to Nagano and I'm happy about the memories.

Henry - 2024-01-23

Amazing trip, both our trip leaders were amazing. They made sure everyone knew exactly what we needed to for the trip, stayed safe, and helped us in having a great time. Thanks TSC!

Nick - 2024-01-23

Super fun and well-organized trip, as is always the case with Snow Club. Looking forward to next season!

John - 2023-09-25

It was a comfortable and fun trip. The leader's contacts were friendly and easy to understand, and the frequent communication made us feel at ease. The hotel was simple, but we were able to enjoy the hot springs at the ski resort, which was very satisfying.

AK - 2023-04-16

Despite rain it was again an epic trip! Thanks to the guides for making it easy and TSC organizing it and all the new friends we made! Even with a kid (7) it was most epic.

SirCornedBeef - 2023-03-28

Great trip! Better than what I expected considering it was the last one of the season, ski park is cool and also nice off piste. Totally recommended.

Roi - 2023-03-28

TSC continues to give the best experience possible in any given circumstance. Even though the weather conditions were very unlucky for this particular weekend, the hosts did such a great job at keeping us satisfied with amazing meals, room accommodations, and service. Will definitely return for this trip next season.

Kazu - 2023-02-27

The trip leaders were great and friendly. The schedule was well-organized and the group chat for announcements was very efficient/helpful in passing along announcements/info during the trip. The Tsugaike resort has many wide open long runs.

Al - 2023-02-28

Great time, location and meet some new people and a few friends. When they say ski in and ski out they mean it! Bus ride was surprisingly comfortable and fun.

John - 2023-02-25

It was an excellent trip. Very well organised and my special thanks to the wonderful guides.

ram - 2023-02-21

Another well-organized trip by TSC. Hotel was a great location…near lifts and Gondola. Weather worked out in our favor with some fresh snow. Looking forward to more trips.

Jeff - 2023-02-04

I recently went on a ski tour to the Tsugaike Snow Resort with the Tokyo Snow Club and it was an absolutely fantastic experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish and every detail was taken care of. The resort itself was breathtaking, with gorgeous views and challenging slopes for all levels of skiers. Steven from the club was knowledgeable, friendly and always made sure that everyone in our group was having a great time. The accommodations were comfortable and convenient, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fantastic ski vacation and I look forward to going on another tour with the Tokyo Snow Club in the future.

RK - 2023-02-02

Excellent trip, like always! Very nice people and skiing.

Alberto - 2023-02-01

The trip was really well organized. It covers the hotel, meal and pass for sunday. I would have loved the pass to be included for sunday too, that is why I only put 4.5. But on the other hand, I understand that it allows people to chose if they want to ski one or two days.

Jaku - 2023-01-25

great slopes for beginners as well as advances ski/snowboard lovers :) amazing rental gears and after ski lessons provided by Steven were so amazing that beginners could sky from the intermediate level on day one. I loved the trip and gonna sign up for more !

Senia - 2023-01-25

Tsugaike is absolutely my favorite ski resort! And the best powder snow ever in this season! Snowing at our arrival and finding continuous snowing when I opened the curtain in the next morning made me smile ear to ear. Ski-in, ski-out hotel makes a big difference. Friendly and supportive hotel staff are a proof of a great reputation of Tokyo Snow Club leadership. Thanks to TSC for a wonderful weekend! Can’t wait to come back.

Miki Lindell - 2023-01-24

Loved the trip! It was very well organized and location was perfect from the slope. Steven and Ben did a great job of making this trip a big success!

Vipul - 2023-01-23

Great first experience. Everything was almost perfectly organized and according to schedule. Also, I was so glad to find vegetarian/vegan option available in hotel for dinner/breakfast. Thanks!

NS - 2023-01-23

Amazing trip, hats off to the entire planning. Perfect place for beginners! Vegetarian food was taken into consideration. The entire journey was a wonderful experience!! :)

Nisha - 2023-01-24

Very unforgetable trip!, will come here again with TSC!

Jerry - 2022-08-09

I spent two days in Tsugaike because the snow was very good, especially on the top. If you want to go off-piste, remember to watch the 15 min video and sign, they will give you a pass that should be valid for the rest of the season!

Ame - 2022-03-16

Super fun, had a great time with everyone. Tsugaike was really nice—very few people on the slopes, lots of fun groomers and a few more challenging courses. Will definitely go again.

John - 2022-02-02

This was a super nice trip! Everything was very well organized and the trip leaders were super friendly! It was great to be so close to the slopes and the party on Saturday was a ton of fun! Will definitely be joining more trips ☺️????

Siri - 2022-01-25

Amazing trip! Tsugaike slopes are pretty good, super wide, different levels and a ski park. Not to mention the staff and the other people who joined. They all are very friendly and super cool. Totally recommended to go to ski/snowboarding and to make new friends.

Roi - 2022-01-25