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3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« on: February 22, 2011, 01:45:02 PM »
So last year, I did a 3rd trip for snow sport addicts to Hakuba and some people have expressed an interest again. Like last year, it depends on the quality and abundance of the snow as to weather it is feasible or not. There are two options.


A) Go to Lady Diana again. I am hoping to get the same prices as last year with about 15 people, which were
20,000yen ( 3 day pass), 18,500 (2 day pass) 17,000 ( 1 day pass) for a 3 day stay with 5 meals.

It should be quite easy for me to organise. Joe and I talked about taking some games up and just playing games too and chilling out (hint hint Erik).

B) Going somewhere else where the snow is usually better. This would involve researching resorts and then researching a suitable hostel/hotel. If so, can you guys throw me some names and ideas? I don't mind making the calls, but help me help you!

For both, I will not be hiring vans from Toyota as the 3 day hire would be quite pricey and I think we have enough people in the ken with cars now.


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Re: 3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 12:36:34 PM »
As no one has replied, I don't know whether to go ahead with this.
People keep asking to go elsewhere and I don't mind doing the research. However, if no one is willing to go, then I don't want to waste my time setting up a trip that doesn't happen.
If there is no interest in the next couple of days, I will just drop this.

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Re: 3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »
I would be willing to go, but can we push it to a week earlier? Late March gets awful warm.
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Re: 3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 01:17:38 PM »
the weekend before is the pub quiz dooder

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Re: 3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 01:33:28 PM »
Oh yeah...

Well anyways, here's a sampling of the accomodations for Shiga Kogen.

http://www.shigakogen.gr.jp/english/hotel/03.html
http://www.shigakogen.gr.jp/english/hotel/02.html

There's more, fairly easy to find from the site. Maybe we can get a group rate? I saw a couple of places with rates as low as 5000 on a few of the websites.
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Re: 3rd Ski trip - March 18th to 21st Inclusive ?????
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 02:43:10 PM »
Ok. So Shiga Kogen is a good place to go.
It is about another 45km/15mins drive according to google maps as it is closer to an expressway exit.
There is not as much snow as Goryu at the moment, but some of the resorts are looking quite healthy
http://www.snowjapan.com/e/resorts/prefecturedata.php?prefecture=Nagano

If we can chose a particular ski field to base ourselves on, then I'll look into accommodation and make those calls.
http://www.snowjapan.com/e/shiga-kogen-guide/index.html