Cortina & Tsugaike Snow Festival

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The Tsugaike Snow Festival is held once a year and features the largest fireworks display in all of the Hakuba Valley. There is also a fire ski show and pro-skiier, boarder fire jump show. This is a fun apres. ski event thats definitely worth checking out!

Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort is a large scale resort with slopes for all levels. The lower areas are incredibly wide and spacious making this the perfect place for learning to ski/board without having to worry about getting in the way of other skiiers. The resort also features a super long gondola, 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. Theres also a great build your own pizza restaurant at the base!

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 in Otari. Check-in to the hotel and get some sleep.
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:00 ~ 16:00:
Skiing/Snowboarding at Tsugaike Kogen
16:00 ~ 17:30:
Soak in the local outdoor onsen. Relax with a cold drink
17:30 ~ 18:30:
Dinner in the hotel restaurant
18:30 ~:
Fireworks, fire ski jump show and more at the snow festival!
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:00 ~ 16:00:
Skiing/Snowboarding at Cortina OR Tsugaike Kogen OR Onsen and sightseeing/relaxing
16:00 ~ 20:30:
Board the bus and return to Shinjuku


  • Two nights accommodation - ski-in/ski-out hotel right in front of the lifts!
  • Round Trip Private Bus from Tokyo to Otari, Nagano
  • Dinner on Saturday night
  • Ski OR Snowboard lessons for beginners (Sat morning)
  • Breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday Mornings
  • One lift pass for use at all areas of Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
  • Insurance
  • Trip Leaders
  • 10% consumption tax


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

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