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Shiga Kogen 2017

One Pass – 19 Resorts

Snobus Group Tour to Shiga


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

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Meet Your tour guide

Amanda Biltoft


Last Trip Mt Hutt
# of Ski Resorts Visited 22
Snowboarding Yes

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”

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Single Bed with Ensuite from $3449pp - subject to exchange rate



Two Single Beds with Ensuite from $2647pp - subject to exchange rate


What you can expect

13 Jan

Day 1

Meet your Snobus Hot at Tokyo Narita Airport at 10am departure. Board the Snobus to meet your guide and group fro the week. Arrive at Okushiga Kogen Hotel your home for the week. Pick up equipment and clothing hire. Welcome Dinner as a group at Okushiga Kogen.

14 Jan

Day 2

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Full day of skiing or snowboarding. Dinner at own arrangements.

15 Jan

Day 3

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Full day of skiing or snowboarding. 3pm departure for Nozawa Fire Festival with Dinner included.

16 Jan

Day 4

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Full day of skiing or snowboarding. Dinner at own arrangements.

17 Jan

Day 5

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Full day of skiing or snowboarding. Dinner at own arrangements.

18 Jan

Day 6

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Depart at 9am for the Snow monkeys and Zenkoji temple tour. Lunch is included at Sake Distillery. Return back to the hotel. Dinner at own arrangements.

19 Jan

Day 7

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel at your own leisure. Full day of skiing or snowboarding. Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

20 Jan

Day 8

Rise and Shine for breakfast at hotel. Depart 9am to the Airport.

Taking out the stress

Snowscene have been organising snow holidays for over 30 years. Our valued staff have visited over 100 resorts worldwide and are passionate about snow holidays.

Let the experts plan for you your next snow holiday to anywhere in the world. Whether you are taking the family for the first time or you are a seasoned snow enthusiast, we pride ourselves on our first hand knowledge, experience and passion. We take the stress out of the planning and plan for you your complete snow experience.

Family Ski Holiday Packages

Answer a few simple questions about where you want to go and what you want to do, and a Snowscene specialist can arrange every detail of your family ski holiday package in Australia. Want to go further afield? Not a problem. We regularly organise personalised family skiing holidays in Japan, New Zealand and Canada.

Our travel agents are knowledgeable and experienced at organising accommodation, passes, equipment, tours, transfers and travel. The team has personally tried and tested nearly every ski resort in Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Europe to give you the best advice and deals.

Snowscene’s family ski holiday packages can be all-inclusive or customised to suit your budget and preferences. Our only non-negotiable is that it has to be your best snow holiday experience yet!

We can package up for you the suitable lift and lesson products for your needs. Whether you are a beginner intermediate or advanced skier/boarder we always recommend lessons to get the most out of your snow holiday.

Looking for a room with a view, private transfers, performance skis or a few private lessons? These extras are all part of the Snowscene service and ways in which we personalise your next snow holiday.

We can organise specialised ski programmes for children of skiing age and child minding/creches for children who are not old enough to ski just yet. Looking for a hotel with kids club? There’s plenty of them at snow resorts all around the world. Our team of snow specialists can find for you the very best options when travelling with children all around the world.

Rental options for equipment and boots are available in most ski resorts, and this can be included in your package. Snowscene also offers "Snowscene Essential packs". These contain items that are essential in the snow, but that most Australians often don’t own. Things like gloves, goggles, a neck warmer (snood) and socks, ranging from Value, Premium to the Ultra pack.

Snowscene can organise a variety of tours from snow monkeys, sumo matches, snow shoeing, dog sledding, heli-skiing, cat skiing, ice climbing, snow tubing and more - ranging from adventure, to family friendly and enriching cultural experiences.

Airport parking, insurance, ski essential packs - let us organise your complete holiday as we know how valuable your time is and we are here to take out the stress.

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