Hakuba, Japan

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Hakuba, Japan Jan 24-Feb 4, 2019

 By popular demand, BSSC returns to Japan to spectacular Hakuba!   Located in the heart of the breathtaking Japanese Alps and host to the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts.  The valley consists of 11 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert.   With this many ski resorts to choose from fresh tracks can be found for days. You’ll never be short of new areas to explore.

Averaging unworldly amounts of light fluff, there is nothing like skiing Hakuba.   But skiing this world famous pow is only a part of the experience as the food, culture, and sights are once in a lifetime bucket list check mark like the unique ‘onsens’ (hot springs) for an après ski unlike any other and a visit to the famous Snow Monkeys.

We will also spend 3 nights in Tokyo to round out an incredible vacation.

Don’t miss out! Sign up before August 31 to save $150 and be entered to win custom Parlor Hakuba skis!

 

Hakuba, Japan Jan 24-Feb 4, 2019

 By popular demand, BSSC returns to Japan to spectacular Hakuba!   Located in the heart of the breathtaking Japanese Alps and host to the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts.  The valley consists of 11 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert.   With this many ski resorts to choose from fresh tracks can be found for days. You’ll never be short of new areas to explore.

Averaging unworldly amounts of light fluff, there is nothing like skiing Hakuba.   But skiing this world famous pow is only a part of the experience as the food, culture, and sights are once in a lifetime bucket list check mark like the unique ‘onsens’ (hot springs) for an après ski unlike any other and a visit to the famous Snow Monkeys.

We will also spend 3 nights in Tokyo to round out an incredible vacation.

Don’t miss out! Sign up before August 31 to save $150 and be entered to win custom Parlor Hakuba skis!

 

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Trip Includes:

  • Non-stop round trip air Boston/Tokyo on JAL
  • All departure taxes and fuel charges!
  • Ground transfers airport/hotels
  • 7 nights Mominoki Hotel in Hakuba
  • 5 day ski pass to multiple ski areas
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners in Hakuba
  • 3 nights Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo
  • Optional tours to visit famous Snow Monkeys, Temples and more.
  • BSSC escort

Key Trip Info:

  • Trip Date: Jan 24, 2019
  • Status: Open

    Open

    This activity is accepting registrations.  Payment will be processed immediately upon submission of your registration.

  • Member Price: $4,035.00 Non-members add $40
  • *Price is per person, based on double occupancy. We will match you with a roommate or you may request your own. Single rooms $1350 extra as available.  Sign up by Aug 31 to save $150 and be entered to win custom Parlor skis!
  • Air Arrangements:  Included
  • Contact: (617) 789-4070 or randy@bssc.com

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  • Is this for singles or couples?

    Both.  Most of the people on all of our trips are single.  We do get couples as well, but mostly singles.  Some come with a friend or two, and MANY come solo.  That is why our trips work.   They are great for everybody.  You will meet many new friends whether coming alone, with a friend, or even a significant other.

  • Can I go solo?

    Of course!  Many of or travelers go solo, that is why our trips work!  We match roommates so you do not have to pay a single room supplement, and it’s an instant friend.   We send along a trip leader/s to gather folks to ski, après, dine, nightlife, sightsee, together.  Trips are not cliquey.  If you want to meet new people, make new friends, going solo is a great way to go.  We don’t make you do anything, but if you want to meet and hang with others, it is there for you.  If you want to do your own thing, that is okay as well. 

  • What is the age range? Are they all 20s- early 30s?

    Age varies from trip to trip, but on vacations the age range is more in the 35-50 age range.  Some older, some younger, but the majority will be in the 35-50 range.  Some of the weekend trips and sports leagues age range is more 20’s and 30’s.

  • Hotel/sleeping arrangements?

    We are staying in a typical hotel, with 2 beds and two people per room.  If going solo, we will match you with same gender, same age (close as possible), smoker/non-smoker.  We do not match opposite genders, unless requested by both people.  OR you may request to be matched up with a friend or significant other as you wish, of any gender.  You may also chose to pay for a single room at an extra cost of $1350, based on availability.

  • I snore/what if my roommate snores?

    If you know you snore, you may want to be considerate and pay to get yourself a single room, or bring earplugs for your roommate.  If you are worried about your roommate snoring, you may want to consider paying for a single room or bringing ear plugs.  A single room is an extra $1350, based on availability.

  • Will there be people to ski with?

    From intermediate to advanced, chances are very good there will be many people that ski at your level.  The trip leader/s will arrange for those interested to ski together on the first morning to match up with same-level ability, and to make sure nobody is skiing alone that does not want to ski alone.  Beginners may want to sign up for lessons.  Experts may want to hire ski guides.

  • Will there be people to après/dine/hang out with?

    Yes!  Trip leader/s will arrange daily meetings to ski together, to meet for après ski, for nightlife, etc.  Getting together at dinner is a great way to meet everybody, talk about the day, and make plans for nightlife, and/or next day’s plans.  We don’t make anybody do anything, but if you want company, it will be there.  

     

  • Are there any other activities other than skiing?

    Yes.  But of course skiing is the draw.  But there is shopping and exploring town and enjoying the culture.  We will also set up an optional tour to visit the famous Snow Monkeys.

  • How far is it from the airport to hotel?

    We fly into Tokyo, and it is about 3.5 hours to the hotel in Hakuba.

  • What are we doing in Tokyo?

    We will be arranging optional tours each day to visit the highlights of the area. There will be an extra cost for these and will vary in price.  You may join the group tours or explore on your own.  There is plenty to do.

  • Who is leading the trip?

    Yuji Kano will be leading the trip. He is from Japan, near Tokyo, and speaks the language.  He led the Japan trip to Niseko two years ago to rave reviews.

  • Should I rent or bring my own skis/board?

    This is a personal choice.   For baggage, we are at the mercy of their baggage regulations.  You should check their website for up-to-date regulations.  Currently you may bring TWO checked bags, under 50lbs and skis/boards are considered a checked bag and as a 2nd bag will cost $0.  See below from JAL website….
    FREE checked baggage allowance is two bags max. 23kg each (ski equipment MUST be taken within this limit, otherwise excess baggage charges apply). Extra bags are JPY20,000 (USD100) each way - max 23 kgs. The total linear dimensions (width+depth+height) for each piece of baggage shall not exceed 203cm).

    Keep in mind we are also travelling to Tokyo for 3 nights.  You will need to lug around your skis and find a place at hotel in Tokyo to store them.  The hotel should be able to store them for you.

    Rentals are usually around $30-50 a day…so could be about $300 to rent for the week.  A bit more for demos.  If you LOVE your skis, bring them.  But you have to lug them.  If not, rent, but you have to go through the rental procedure.  We recommend bringing your boots.  So, weigh the hassles of bringing with the hassles of renting and you decide.  There are rental shops close to the hotel, just google ski rentals Hakuba.  If you rent online there is usually a discount.

  • Can I extend my trip longer?

    Yes.  If you’d like to stay longer in we can likely extend your flight longer.  There is a deviation fee to do so, usually about $150 and you can return from Tokyo at a later date.  You would be on your own to find hotel rooms, etc.  Or you can take $1000 off the trip price and make your own flight arrangements as you wish and meet us in Tokyo or Hakuba.

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