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Nagano/Hakuba Valley, Japan


Trip Summary


Start Date: Fri.,Jan. 18, 2019
End Date: Sat.,Jan. 26, 2019

Full Package: $2,758 per person

Land Package: $1,976 per person

Total Participants: 22

Single Supplement cost: $498 per person

One single supplement is available only if all 22 spots are sold. 
If you want a single supplement, please contact the Trip Coordinator immediately after signing up for the trip.

Deposit:  $300 per person

Japan-Thuy Rocque

Trip Coordinator: Thuy Rocque
japan@spacecity.org

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Final Payment due by Oct 8, 2018

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Hakuba is an Epic Pass Resort

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 If this trip has filled, go on the trip waitlist by contacting the Trip Coordinator.


WHY CHOOSE THIS TRIP?
Japan, also known as The Land of The Rising Sun, is an exotic destination for the Space City Ski & Adventure Club's Winter Expedition. It’s the best of both worlds.
Where else can you have some of the best skiing in the world as well as enjoy such a rich and unique culture that spans thousands of years! Japan offers something for everyone, whether it’s deep powder skiing, long winding groomed skiing, or just sightseeing in some of the ancient temples, or the Wild Monkey habitat, there is something to please everyone here.

GREAT SKIING
For the skiers - the ski areas of Hakuba are quite fantastic in their own right. First founded in 1928, Hakuba boasts some of the highest snowfall levels in Japan, with an annual base of snow exceeding 10 meters (that’s 393.7 inches!). The region is well known internationally due to it having hosted major skiing events including the 1993 World Alpine Championships, the Global Interski Championships in 1995, and of course, the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. There are 9 ski areas stretched across the broad valley of  Hakuba totaling 135 lifts and over 200 runs. Most resorts are accessible by a free ski bus or a public ski bus for about $4 US round trip if farther away. These ski areas are every bit as challenging and expansive as one would find at any major ski resorts in the US Rockies or Europe in terms of ski terrain, snow quality and natural beauty.  Equipped with high speed quads, gondolas and chair lifts, the area boasts spectacular skiing that certainly fills up a week.
MOUNTAIN STATS
  • 9 different ski areas in the Hakuba Valley, connected by either skiing or shuttle
  • 2,226 skiable acres
  • Highest summit elevation is 6,007 ft. and highest base elevation is 3,084 ft.
  • 131 runs, 102 lifts.
TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Nonstop round trip airfare between Los Angeles and Tokyo via United Airlines (full package only). Round trip airfare from Houston to LA will be offered on a later date, or participants may opt to schedule their own flights for this leg.
  • All ground transfers in private coaches and Bullet Train with English speaking local guides.
  • A city tour of Tokyo.
  • 5 nights accommodations at 5-star Hotel Tokyu in Hakuba and 2 nights accommodations at 4-star Grand Prince New Takanawa in Tokyo.
  • Full hot & cold breakfast buffet daily.
  • 4-course dinner for 3 evenings including a Special Ezura Goryu Drumming and Dinner Show.
  • All local taxes & current air taxes.
OPTIONS NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
  • 3 day Pre-trip Stopover in Kyoto (January 15 - 19, 2019).  $762/p double occupancy.  $980/p single occupancy.
  • Ski Lift Tickets or Day Tour Programs in Hakuba: Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Temple & Olympic Village, Snow Monkeys, etc.
MORE THAN JUST GREAT SKIING
For non-skiers - day trips are available with excursions to Nagano City, Nagano Temple and Olympic Village, a visit to Matsomoto City with its medieval castle, a trip to see the “Snow Monkeys” lounging around and swimming in the natural hot springs, a sake brewery tour, and many more!  Take the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand and take some local classes and try making soba noodles or origami folding.  You can even enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a kimono!  Of course a visit to Japan wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the traditional art of hot springs bathing where the mineral water is famous for its healing properties.
What are you waiting for?  Tick off that bucket list and unlock the mystery of The Land of The Rising Sun and come with us to Japan.  Let the adventures begin with a world of snow at your doorstep and a feast for the senses. Whether you’re into discovering skiing in an exotic location or experiencing the thousands of years of Japanese culture or simply eating sushi where it was invented, Japan awaits you and who else to better take you there than Space City Ski Club!