NAGANO Powder Pilot Tour


23 JAN 2017 – 30 JAN 2017 (8 Days)

Rider Level

Intermediate to Expert

Group Numbers

Minimum 4 people


img_shigaPrince05Explore Nagano with our Powder Pilot Tour and ski some of the best slopes the area has on offer. A short distance from Tokyo the area allows easy access and great quality powder and snow with surrounding resorts all within an hour’s drive. Our tour boasts participant freedom and a flexible itinerary, with destination changes based on snow conditions in the name of better powder, better skiing and a better experience. You will be staying in Yudanaka which lets you experience an array of Japanese life and culture including onsen and traditional Japanese architecture, everyday city life in Nakano city as well as the Japanese ski experience.





7 nights’ accommodation
Daily breakfasts
Transport to and from ski resorts
6 days of lift passes with guiding

No Included

Travel to and from Yudanaka
Travel Insurance
Gear rental
Lunch/Snacks/Other non-advertised food and beverage
(Organised dinner travel to recommended restaurants in the local area will be done, however this is not included in the rate and therefore paid for by participants. Guests are also welcome to organise their own dinner plans.)


img_shi18Day 1
Make your way to Yudanaka (famed for its snow monkeys) via either rail or the available shuttle bus from Narita airport. Organised pickup will be arranged to take you from Yudanaka Station to the Yudanaka Aburaya Tousen hotspring resort. For those travelling via the Shinkansen, pickup can also be organised from Iiyama Station.
(Train and shuttle arrangements can be organised)
Day 2
Skiing begins at Shiga Kogen; the largest ski area in Asia.
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Day 3
Nozawa Onsen
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Day 4
Myoko Kogen
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Day 5
Madarao Kogen
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Day 6 and 7
The last two skiing days are left undecided purely for the purpose of judging where the best places are to ski based on the weather and snow conditions. This lets you slide through some of the freshest powder and snow Nagano has to offer. This will most likely be trips to some of the lesser known and secluded ski areas.
Day 8
We bid farewell and let everyone depart on the rest of their Japan adventure. Transport from the hotel to Yudanaka Station or Iiyama Station will be provided if necessary, as is organising for shuttle returns to Narita airport.
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