SKI JAPAN

Japan is the perfect international destination for school groups to build their ski and snowboarding skills whilst immersing into traditional culture and practicing the local language. The powder in Japan is incredible, the food exquisite and the traditional activities and modern bullet trains will leave life-long memories for school students and group trips. Combine ski and educational trips with a variety of popular destinations and activities over the December – January Australian school holidays for insight into a true Japanese experience.

 

HAKUBA

Just a 6-hour drive from Tokyo, Hakuba is one of Japans’ most popular and famous ski destinations which played host to the Winter Olympics in 1998. With 10 ski resorts in Hakuba Valley, the variety of terrain is suitable for all ski and snowboard abilities. The most popular skiable areas for school groups are Hakuba 47/ Goryu and Happo One as they are easily accessible by foot or minimal transfer time from popular school group accommodation. A variety of accommodation options allow for either western or traditional Japanese bedding and dining, all in close proximity to the slopes. A trip to Hakuba would not be complete without a traditional dinner and drumming show, a stop to visit the iconic snow monkeys, as well as temple visits in Tokyo before heading home.

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 8 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass Hakuba 47/ Goryu and Happo One + Night Skiing 

  • 3 days of daily group lessons, 5 day equipment and clothing hire

  • Cultural activities and local attractions


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Tokyo stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)

Snow Monkeys in Hakuba
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105 lifts

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960 ha

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11m Snowfall

Dec - Apr

MADARAO

Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
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20 lifts

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12m Snowfall

600ha

Dec - Apr

Escape the crowds with Nagano’s best kept secret, Madarao. Only a 6-hour drive from Tokyo, Madarao welcomes school groups in a one-stop accommodation, onsen bath house and hire location with just a short walk to ski lifts. With easy access to Nozawa Onsen, Tangram and Myoko, Madarao is a perfect base for a multi destination trip for avid skiers and snowboarders.

Enjoy on and off piste skiing with English-speaking instructors as you ski on quality powder snow through the picturesque landscape, a true Japanese ski experience for school students and groups alike.  

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 8 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass including Madarao + Tangram 

  • 5 days of daily group lessons, equipment and clothing hire

  • Cultural activities and local attractions


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Tokyo stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)

 
 

SHIGA KOGEN

Enjoy lots of open space in Shiga Kogen at Japan’s largest skiable terrain. With over 19 resorts, experience safe, uncrowded powder in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. A 6-hour drive from Tokyo and the closest resort to the Snow Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen boasts a fully inclusive experience with true ski in ski out to the Yakebitaiyama area. A variety of dining options and in-house hire in just one location allows school groups to explore at leisure without venturing from the accommodation.

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 8 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass Yakebitaiyama

  • 5 day of daily group lessons, 5 day equipment and clothing hire

  • Cultural activities and local attractions


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Tokyo stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • All Mountain lift pass

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)

Ski Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel South Wing
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67 lifts

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10m Snowfall

600 ha

Dec - Apr

NAEBA

Ski Naeba Japan
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12 lifts

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6m Snowfall

196 ha

Dec - Apr

Just a 2-hour drive from Tokyo, Naeba is a purpose built and conveniently located resort perfect for schools and groups wanting a shorter trip or multi destination adventure. Fantastic facilities including countless dining options, in house hire shop, game centres and attractions at the accommodation provides a safe environment for students to explore.

Linked to Kagura ski resort by the world’s longest gondola, named Dragondola, provides groups the chance to explore both resorts. Naeba is the perfect resort to combine with a cultural expedition through Japan’s iconic and timeless cities.

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 7 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass

  • 5 daily group lessons, equipment and clothing hire


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)

 
 

SHIZUKUISHI

Shizukuishi, located in Northern Honshu is a small uncrowded resort with spectacular views of Mt. Iwate and long trails with quality untouched snow. Shizukuishi Prince Hotel offers the foundation of the resort, with all facilities including dining options, hire and accommodation in the ski in ski out accommodation. With a variety of terrain and night skiing available, school groups need look no further for a traditional Japanese experience, only 8-hours’ drive from Tokyo or 4-hour bullet train.

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 8 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass

  • 3 day daily group lessons, 5 day equipment and clothing hire

  • Cultural activities and local attractions


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Tokyo stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)

Ski Shizukuishi Prince Hotel
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6 lifts

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12m Snowfall

65 ha

Dec - Apr

 

NISEKO

Ski Niseko Hokkaido
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38 lifts

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14m Snowfall

886 ha

Dec - Apr

Niseko, located in Hokkaido, the North Island, is a 2.5-hour drive from Sapporo and regarded as Japan’s top ski resort for having quality daily powder. Comprised of 4 skiable areas, Niseko has a variety of terrain suitable for all ski and snowboard ability levels. With several accommodation and dining options, offering western style and traditional Japanese style it is no wonder that school groups keep returning to Niseko each year. Combine a Niseko trip with a Tokyo stopover or fly directly into Sapporo to experience phenomenal snow conditions and prime accommodation.

INCLUSIONS

  • Group Transport

  • 7 nights in multi-share accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner

  • 5 day lift pass

  • 5 daily group lessons, equipment and clothing hire


DESTINATIONAL ADD ONS

  • Honshu stopover including activities 

  • 5 group lunches on mountain

  • Optional Extras 

  • Travel Insurance with Snowsports cover (Group Policy)