TRIP PRICE: $2,952 or $3,407 w/3-night Tokyo Extension
Hakuba Valley is at the heart of the spectacular Japanese Alps and just 5 hours from downtown Tokyo by private bus. Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 10 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert. With this many ski resorts to choose from the slopes are relatively empty during the week and fresh tracks can be found for days. You’ll never be short of new areas to explore.
You'll like the Hakuba Valley ski trip for its mix of skiing, snowboarding, cross country, snowshoeing, delicious food, rural and urban experiences. All levels of skiers and snowboarders are welcome. You don't need to be an advanced or expert skier or snowboarder to have a good time on this ski trip. However, if you are an expert, you won't be disappointed because there is terrain for everyone. Ski the resort or if the conditions are right there are plentiful back-country options. Spend time with the group or do your own thing. Hakuba valley offers many restaurants and nightlife options. There is tons to explore.
We are staying at Hotel Momonoki. Both Japanese and American style rooms are available. It is a short walk to Happo-One ski resort, one of 10 ski resorts available on the (optional) 5- or 6-day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Pass.
The hotel is also located a short distance from the Evergreen Outdoor Center, your source for ski/snowboard/park lessons and back country guides (back country tours from the alpine towering above Hakuba to some of the worlds best tree runs, snowshoe tours, evening snowshoe fondue tours and cross country tours on Olympic courses and forest trails).
Optional daily excisions are available from the hotel or nearby transportation center. Excursion possibilities include Jigokudani Monkey Park (Snow Monkeys), local sake distillery and microbrewery tour, and exploring Zenkoji Temple, one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in the country.
After a day of skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, or sight seeing, you can enjoy the hotel's Onsen (natural hot spring pool). No need for hot tubs.
Hakuba Valley spans 10 ski resorts: Happo One, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Goryu, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Cortina, Jigatake, Kashimayari and Hakuba Sanosaka.
❅ Altitude between 2,300' to 6,010', 3,500'+ of vertical
❅ 50 ski-lifts, 315 snow canons, 2 snowparks
❅ 93 miles of ski-runs: 8 black, 17 red, 38 blue, 22 green
❅ Other features: boardercross, halfpipe
- Round-trip non-stop airfare via United Airlines from Dulles International Airport to Narita (Tokyo), Japan.
- Private motor coach transfer to/from the Narita (Tokyo) airport and Hakuba Valley.
- Standard twin-twin Western style hotel room with mini-fridge, hot water pot, WiFi. Single supplement rooms available at extra cost. No cost upgrade to Standard Japanese Room (Futon/Tatami Mat bedding, no in-room shower).
- Daily buffet breakfast featuring Western and Japanese cuisine. Six day dinner meal plan at the hotel available for an additional $190.
- Trip insurance (basic coverage, plus extended medical, medical evacuation, repatriation).
- 5-day or 6-day Hakuba Valley All Mountain lift pass ($208 and $253 respectively) offers access to all 10 resorts, available at extra cost. Pass coupons are exchanged daily at your resort of choice. Night skiing is available until 10.00 pm.
- 6-day dinner plan at hotel restaurant ($190, all or none, can not be prorated).
- Three night post trip extension to Tokyo, staying in the high energy and convenient Shinjuku District ($445, includes transfer to airport).
- Equipment rentals (snowboard or skis & poles), available at extra cost, at Rhythm, located next door to hotel (working on discount).
- Lessons, mountain guides, mountain tours (powder, off-piste, snowshoe, cross country), available at extra cost, at Evergreen Outdoor Center, located a short distance from the hotel.
Number of Participants: 24
- Package Cost (lift tickets not included): $2,952
- Package Cost with 3-day Tokyo Extension: $3,407
Through December 19, 2017, a $50 cancellation fee is assessed. After December 19, 2017, a $50 cancellation fee is assessed plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person), payable online by credit card:
Member: $250 Deposit
- 10/21/2017: $901
- 11/20/2017: $901
- 12/20/2017: $900 plus any balance due based on trip options
If sign-up is after December 19, 2017, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club (contact trip leader for registration code). You can sign up as a member online HERE.