Sitzmark is going on a Ski and Sight seeing trip to Japan - Ski the Hakuba Valley ski resorts (7 nights) and sight seeing in Tokyo (3 nights) and surrounding areas. We have space for 30 people. The Double Occupancy price is $3,840 and the Single Occupancy price is $4,730.
The Hakuba Valley is in the Japanese Alps near Nagano. It’s the combination of the different Hakuba ski areas (10 of them) and villages that makes the valley special. The alpine scenery of the Hakuba Valley is amazing with rugged towering peaks over 3,000m.
The Hakuba Valley area incorporates 10 ski resorts that combined, offer expansive terrain and is serviced by over 100 lifts (including 5 trams). The ski areas can be accessed off a common lift ticket and there are shuttle buses to get around. The 10 Hakuba ski resorts from north to south are:
- Hakuba Japan provides a huge range of piste terrain for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
- The Hakuba backcountry skiing and split-boarding opportunities are immense and include both high alpine and treed terrain.
- The region scores plenty of snow, with an average of 11-13 meters (433 to 512 inches) of powder per season.
- The main villages of Hakuba are reasonably “westernised” so you’ll be able to freely converse in English whilst still experiencing a bit of Japanese culture.
Cortina, Norikura, Tsugaike, Iwatake, Happo-One, Hakuba 47, Goryu, Sanosaka, Kashimayari, and Jigatake.
There are lots of restaurants and the nightlife is rather vibrant (for a Japanese ski area) in Echoland and Happo. Hakuba restaurants include western style dining as well as plenty of opportunities to sample the fabulous Japanese food. Hakuba is also renowned for the izakayas (little Japanese bars) where you can get a good feed, and there are also some good pubs.
Hakuba Japan has a good range of non-skiing activities that provide a great insight into traditional Japanese culture, both locally and in surrounding areas. Soak in an onsen (hot spring), dress up in a kimono, visit Japanese temples or castles, or visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys.
Price includes round trip airfare (Delta - Direct MSP-=Tokyo), ground transportation, lodging, daily breakfast and 4 evening meals - details are:
-Transfers between Airport and Hakuba via private coach with English Speaking assistant.
-Welcome drink and orientation upon arrival with local guide.
-7 nights accommodations at the 4 Star Hotel Mominoki https://mominokihotel.com/en/green/ (Jan 28 – Feb 04)
-Full Hot and Cold breakfast buffet daily
-4 course dinner daily for 4 evenings. (Gives you three days on your own in Hakuba to experience local dishes)
-Transfer between Hakuba and Nagano via private coach and Nagano and Tokyo via 2nd class rail on the Bullet Train and Tokyo Station and Tokyo Hotel with City Tour enroute with Guide. (Feb 04)
-3 nights accommodations at the 4 Star Shinagawa Prince Hotel I in Tokyo (https://www.princehotels.com/shinagawa/ ) (Feb 04 – 07)
-Full Hot and Cold Breakfast buffet daily in Tokyo.
-Transfer between Tokyo Hotel and Airport via private coach. (Feb 07)
If you would like to join us: register online ( ); send your sign-up form and $600 to hold the spot by July 1st(a second payment of $600 due by September 5th with the balance will be due October 31st.)
In addition to registering on the Sitzmark web site (https://www.sitzmarkmn.org/event-5289611/Registration ) , please fill out the registration form, including Passport information, and mail, along with your down payment in the amount of $600 made payable to Sitzmark of MN, to: Peter Gillen, 13258 County Rd 10, Deerwood, MN 56444.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, you can contact either Julie Bromley at JEB1958@MSN.com or Peter Gillen at PeterGillen0904@Gmail.com.
The Ski industry (and Sitzmark) HIGHLY recommends travelers purchase Travel Insurance to cover other individual events.