One Pass – 19 Resorts
Snobus Group Tour to Shiga
|NUMBER OF LIFTS||75|
|TERRAIN||Beg 30% Inter 50% Adv 20%|
|CLOSEST AIRPORT||Narita Airport - 4 hrs|
Snobus Group Tour to Shiga Kogen – Japan
Japan’s Largest Ski Resort
13-20 January 2017
Experience Shiga Kogen with a Tour Guide just add flights.
- Services of a Tour Guide
- Return Direct Coach Transfers from Tokyo Narita Airport to Shiga Kogen Accommodation
- 7 Nights’ Accommodation Superior Twin Share (Twin bedding only, no double rooms available) at the Okushiga Kogen Hotel
- Breakfast daily
- 3 Dinners – 1 dinner at the Nozawa Fire festival
- 1 Lunch
- 5 Day Lift Pass (12 Inter-linked Resorts)
- Experiencing Japan’s largest ski resort (12 mountains = 1 pass)
- Coach Tour to Nozawa Fire Festival
- Day tour to Snow Monkeys & Temple
Shiga Kogen is Japan’s largest ski resort offering 19 interlinked ski areas with some of these reaching almost 2,300 meters, among the highest ski fields in Japan. This guarantees superb powdery snow conditions and one of the country’s longest running seasons.
Okushiga Kogen Hotel –
Your home for the week
One of Shiga’s premier hotels with its direct ski access to the slopes
right from the front door. Rooms offer a variety of modern accents
mixed in with Japanese cultural elements that make for a comfortable environment to stay in.
Okushiga Kogen Hotel
Nozawa Fire Festival included in our Snobus Tour
It takes roughly one hundred villagers to build the shrine for the Nozawa Fire Festival. The trees are cut down in October and brought down from the mountain and through the village on January 13th prior to being made into a huge wooden structure or shaden. After theshaden has been constructed, the priest from Kosuge shrine performs a ceremony endowing it with a dosojin. The highlight on January 15th is a “fire-setting battle” which ends up with the setting fire of theshaden with blazing torches by the offensive team and the offering of torches to the deity, making the festival truly spectacular and exciting.
Nozawa Fire Festival
Get the snow ball rolling!
Meet Your tour guide
|Last Trip||Mt Hutt|
|# of Ski Resorts Visited||22|
Last year I experience for the first time Falls Creek and Mt Hutt. Both ski resorts are great for families. Falls Creek is Australia’s snowplay capital and Mt Hutt offers kids 10 years and under ski free.
As well Japan in January last year, I was hitting up the slopes in Hakuba and along with boarding I experienced some Japanese culture at the Nozawa Fire festival, snow monkeys and the Sumo in Tokyo.
If you want a different cultural experience Japan is the way to go!
We can book your non- ski holiday anywhere in the world. Just ask me about Cambodia and Vietnam, I went on my first non-snow holiday in 6 years in November to celebrate a special milestone. And I have started planning a white Christmas to Germany & Denmark.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”