Cortina & Tsugaike Powder Weekend

Next Trip: Feb 17, 2023


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.


  • Round trip, private charter bus: Shinjuku ~ Tsugaike Kogen
  • Two nights' accommodation - ski-in ski-out hotel with onsen - 10sec from lifts
  • Dinner on Saturday night
  • Breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Full day lift pass for use at Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
  • Free beginner ski or snowboard lessons on Saturday morning with English speaking instructors
  • Saturday night apres ski event
  • Travel and ski insurance for the whole weekend
  • Trip leaders for the whole weekend
  • Sales / Consumption tax (10%)
  • Chance to hang out with a fun group of people!


Helmet (+1500/day)
Skis & Poles Only (+2000/day)
Ski Set (Skis, Poles, Boots) (+2500/day)
Ski Boots Only (+2000/day)
Snow Gloves (+500/day)
Snow Goggles (+500/day)
Snowboard Boots Only (+2000/day)
Snowboard & Bindings Only (+2000/day)
Snowboard Set (Board, Boots, Bindings) (+2500/day)
Wear Set (Jacket & Pants) (+2500/day)
Snow Pants Only (+2000/day)
Snow Jacket Only (+2000/day)

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Feb 17th (Fri) Feb 19th (Sun) 0/8 32000円 Waitlist Signup
Feb 17th (Fri) Feb 19th (Sun) 0/39 32000 25600円 
Waitlist Signup

Trip Notes

  • Standard rooming is 3~5 people in shared rooms, seperated by gender. If you have 4 or more friends you can stay together in a private room, regardless of gender for no extra charge. Please note your friend's names on the booking form if booking seperately.
  • There are limited, private two person rooms available. The hotel charges a surcharge for these which varies. To book a private room, please book the trip for two people and the option and pricing will appear on the booking form.

Trip Reviews

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

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

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

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

Jerry - 2022-08-09

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

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

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

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

Alberto - 2023-02-01

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

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