Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey Xmas

Next Trip: Dec 23, 2022


Shiga Kogen is by far Japan's biggest ski resort area with 18 interconnected ski resorts all accessible with the one lift pass. The high altitude brings 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 hot spring bathing snow monkeys! An optional visit to see these monkeys is included in the price of the trip.

Our hotel is right in front of the slopes and we will have a fun xmas party event on the Saturday evening of the trip. Powder, onsens, snow monkeys and partying at Japan's biggest snow resort - cant wait!

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 ~ 18:00:
Soak in the hotel onsen. Relax with a cold drink
18:00 ~ 19:30:
Dinner in the hotel restaurant
20:00 ~ late:
Xmas party: DJs, giveaways, dancing, good times!
7:30 ~ 08:30:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:30 ~ 15:00:
Check out of the hotel.Skiing and Snowboarding all day - OR Snow Monkey Tour
Soak in the hotel onsen. Pack up gear. Relax with a cold drink.
16:00 ~ 21:00:
Return bus back to Shinjuku. Stop for snacks/dinner along the way.


  • Round trip private bus: Shinjuku ~ Shiga Kogen
  • Two nights accommodation - on-slope hotel with natural hot spring
  • Breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner on Saturday night
  • One lift pass for use at all areas of Shiga Kogen
  • Snow Monkey tour on Sunday (optional)
  • National park entry fee if visiting the snow monkeys
  • Free beginner ski or snowboard lessons on Saturday morning with qualified English speaking ski instructors
  • Xmas party
  • Trip leaders for the whole weekend
  • Travel and ski insurance for the whole weekend
  • 10% sales tax included in price


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

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price(Yen) Booking
Dec 23rd (Fri) Dec 25th (Sun) 29/47 32000 Book

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 trip was memorable in so many ways. The coldest temperature that I've experienced, the longest period of constant fresh snow fall, the beauty of the area, and the snow monkey visit.... it was all unforgettable. TSC made this possible, with entertainment and genuine support every step of the way. I will definitely tour with them again, and recommend others to.

vortex - 2021-12-28

Great class great vibe best bar tender and beer pon ;)

momo - 2022-01-26