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Hakuba, Japan

Ski & Snowboard

Trip Hakuba
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 Ride some of the best terrain in Japan, experience local culture, and explore some of the most beautiful areas Japan’s largest island, Honshu, has to offer on this Hakuba ski & snowboard trip. We will travel from the bustle of Tokyo and drive to the Hakuba Valley, a scenic, mountainous valley filled with some of the most incredible skiing and riding in the world. When you're not out on the hill, enjoy amazing food at an izakaya or ramen bar, and take in the local culture or soak in one of the many onsen (hot spring baths). On this trip, we will also explore Nagano’s temples, visit the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and tour one of the few microbreweries in Japan.

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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Meet your group in the Narita airport just outside of Customs in Terminal 1 at 5pm. We will travel by private bus from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge in Hakuba. Along the way, we will stop for dinner at one of the many impressive Japanese B-kyū gourmet rest stops featuring regional cuisine made fast. We'll arrive in Hakuba late and head straight to bed to prepare for our first day of riding.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    We will meet up at 7am for breakfast and a brief information session at the lodge before heading to whichever resort has received the most snow. We'll ski and snowboard all day, grabbing lunch on-hill and heading back to the lodge. Ride with the group or explore on your own until it’s time to meet up and take our private transport back to the hotel. Store your gear in the dry room and get comfortable, perhaps grabbing a snack or happy hour at Morino or the Black Diamond next door. We will make a group reservation and you are welcome to join or make your own plans for dinner.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! If there is fresh powder, we may head to the north side of the valley for a day of tree riding at the beautiful but strangely European Cortina Resort. Bring a backpack with a change of clothes and take a dip in the beautiful onsen with views of skiers while you soak. We will make dinner reservations for two groups on this evening, you'll have a choice of sushi or Japanese BBQ.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Meet up for breakfast at 7am and check the weather. Today may be a great day to grab a shuttle and explore the long, open runs at Tsugaike or sit in for the 20 minute safety course before attacking the the tree zones in your matching vests at Hakuba 47 (watch out for wild animals!). On your way home, stop for a soak at a local onsen to relax before a group dinner reservation.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple, one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in the country. Upon return to the lodge, you'll be responsible for your dinner plans, we are happy to help make a reservation in advance.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Meet up for breakfast and choose your own adventure. Grab the shuttle back to your favorite resort or walk over to Happo One for a final day of riding. Once your legs are tired, head back to the lodge and pack your bags so we can ship them straight to the airport. We'll celebrate our last night in Hakuba with a traditional Nabe dinner at the Morino Lodge.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Travel by public bus and train from Hakuba to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. You'll enjoy a full afternoon and long neon night exploring Tokyo. Grab noodles in Omoide Yokocho (more colorfully referred to as Piss Alley), catch the Robot Show and stroll through Yoyogi Park. This will be a great opportunity to pick up gifts for your friends and family.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
What is included in this trip?
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Hakuba, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge
  • Transfer by train from Hakuba to Tokyo
  • Four days of lift tickets to Hakuba Valley resorts
  • Private daily transportation for our group while in Hakuba
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Recommendations for food, drink, and entertainment in Hakuba and Tokyo
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • One-time 20% off discount code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
What is NOT included in this trip?
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Most lunches and dinners 
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35)
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us
Area Information
The Hakuba Area

We love this Hakuba, Japan ski trip for its mix of skiing, snowboarding, delicious food, rural and urban experiences. All levels of skiers and snowboarders are welcome - you don't need to be an advanced or expert skier or snowboarder to have a good time on this ski trip to Japan. However, if you are an expert you won't be disappointed. Ski or ride the resort, or if the conditions are right there are plentiful back-country options. You’ll be able to spend time with the group or do your own thing.

The Hakuba valley offers many restaurants and nightlife options, too - there is tons to explore. Both Morino and Wadano Lodges are modest yet comfortable with both Japanese and American style rooms. The agenda on our Hakuba, Japan ski & snowboard trip is loose and the options are endless. This trip is unique in that it's tailored for people seeking a new adventure that love to soak up new culture, great food, skiing and snowboarding, and of course, love meeting new people along the way. Check out all of our Japan ski & snowboard trip packages for more great trips.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Due to the epic snowfall in Japan, we suggest packing powder skis or boards. It can get pretty cold and windy as well, so be sure to bring layers and be prepared for heavy winter conditions. Off of the mountain, bring comfortable layers for sitting seiza-style and slippers as the lodge will not allow shoes inside. Learn more about traveling with your gear here
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FAQ
FAQ
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You are responsible for booking your own travel and you must meet your group at Narita Airport outside Customs in Terminal 1 by 5pm on Sunday.
  • Can I choose my roommate?
    Yes. If you have a roommate request, please let us know. By default, we will place two people of the same gender in a room with two beds.
  • Can I book a private room? Will there be a single supplement?
    Yes, though single rooms are first come, first served and subject to availability. Please note an additional cost (known as a single supplement) of $500 will apply. Please check in with Customer Care before booking if this will determine your participation.
  • What if I'm a solo traveler that would like a roommate but none are available?
    If you are a solo traveler that would like a roommate, we do our best to pair you with another solo traveler of the same gender. However, if no roommate option is available and you must be assigned your own room, you will be asked to pay 50% of the single supplement to cover the cost of your room. In this case, as the single supplement is $500, you would be liable for $250 extra. Please note roommates are paired on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier you book the less likely you will be "forced" into a single room!
  • I am a beginner / intermediate / advanced level of skier / snowboarder. Will there be terrain for me?
    Yes. All levels of skiers and snowboarders are welcome. You don't need to be an advanced or expert skier or snowboarder to have a good time on this trip. However, if you are an expert you won't be disappointed because there is terrain for everyone. Ski the resort, the parks or if the conditions are right there are plentiful backcountry options. Spend time with the group or do your own thing.
  • What is included in this trip?
    This trip includes: Transportation by private coach from the airport to Morino Lodge and from Morino Lodge to Tokyo. Six nights stay at Morino Lodge, one night stay at a hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo. All breakfasts, and one group dinner at Morino Lodge. Four days of skiing at the surrounding resort of your choice (there are variety of resort options in both Myoko and Hakuba. While evo will typically suggest one for the group to visit based on the weather and terrain, you will have your own option each day). A tour through Nagano to visit the famous snow monkeys, tour Zenkoji temple, visit a sake distillery and eat a traditional Japanese lunch. Recommendations for food / drink and entertainment in Hakuba and Tokyo.
  • What is NOT included in this trip?
    Airfare – please note you must arrive at Narita Airport by 5pm on Sunday of your trip start. Most lunches and dinners – we will provide recommendations and some of the ski resorts include lunch with their lift tickets, but any expenses will be out of pocket. Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35). Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your flight and belongings as well as cover medical expenses. We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment and gifts.
  • What gear should I bring?
    You can find a complete gear list above. Some people bring more than one snowboard / skis (one for powder, one for all-mountain), this is not a requirement. Bringing two pairs of skis can potentially put your bag over weight and be expensive.
  • Will we be able to wash our clothes?
    Yes. All of the Morino Lodges have laundry facilities available.
  • I am going to come early / stay longer; can I do something with my snow gear?
    Japan has an incredible luggage delivery service (Black Cat) that you can take advantage of for about $50. If you arrive early, you can send your snow gear to the lodge from the airport. If you are staying longer, you can have your luggage delivered to the airport ahead of your arrival. We can give you all the information to coordinate this.
  • Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?
    Yes! For meals provided by the lodge/evo (breakfasts and one dinner), there will be options available. Gluten Free: It is difficult to avoid gluten in Japan, but it is possible. We recommend that you bring your own soy sauce and some snacks, as you will eat a lot of rice dishes. Being a vegetarian in Japan is easy. We will provide you with a card that will alert restaurants/grocers to your needs and most locations will be accommodating. Halal & Kosher while there are a limited number of Halal and Kosher restaurants in Japan, there will be many meal options available by avoiding meat. For all dietary restrictions, we recommend that you bring some snacks just in case.
  • Can I (or my partner) come even if I don't ski or snowboard?
    Yes. The primary activity on these trips is skiing/snowboarding; however, there may be options if you or your loved one does not currently participate. There are English-speaking ski schools in Hakuba, you can sign up for lessons and rentals at an additional cost (we can help book this). For folks not interested in learning to ski / snowboard, we may be able to help coordinate other activities, such as visits to a spa, yoga or snow shoeing.
  • I'm ready to book. What next?
    To secure your spot, you can either pay the full amount now or contact Customer Care at 1.866.386.1590 if you prefer to only pay your $1,000 per person deposit. Note that regardless of paying full payment or deposit at time of booking, we will consider $1,000 to be a non-refundable deposit in accordance with our terms and conditions. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • I’ve heard there is awesome backcountry terrain in Hakuba, can evo help coordinate backcountry guiding?
    Yes! We can help you arrange backcountry day tours and guiding through our partners at Morino Lodge for approximately $150-$500 per person, depending on group size. Please inquire with us for a quote. We are happy to help coordinate groups among evoTrip travelers if desired.
  • I’ve never skied or ridden in the backcountry, are there options for beginners?
    Yes! Our partners at Morino Lodge can tailor backcountry day trips to any experience level. Whether this is your first time going out a backcountry gate or you're a seasoned pro we can help coordinate the right backcountry experience for you. Please inquire for information and see the above question for pricing.
  • What precautions are you taking given the current Covid-19 pandemic?
    While we are optimistic that conditions will continue to improve by this winter, we are taking a number of precautions to promote the health and safety of our guests. We have reduced group size permitted with 10 guests maximum on this trip. We're also offering more single room options in case you would prefer your own room as well as any enhanced safety measures proposed in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC, WHO, and local authorities. If for any reason, evoTrip is forced to cancel your trip for any reason, including due to restrictions or conditions related to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund.
  • Should I purchase travel insurance?
    YES! While it is not required, we always recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, theft and/or accidental damage while traveling. We recommend World Nomads.
  • What if I need to change or cancel my trip?
    We understand the need for flexibility now more than ever. If you cannot or no longer wish to join your scheduled trip, we are offering the option to forward your deposit to a future evoTrip (at no cost) up to 65 days prior to departure date. However, if you need to cancel, the deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend purchasing travelers insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances. All cancellations must be submitted to evo in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount): Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure - Non-Refundable Deposit. Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure - 50% of total booking cost. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of total booking cost. Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • More questions? Call us!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! Monday-Thursday - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (PT) Friday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (PT) Saturday-Sunday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PT) US and Canada: Toll Free 866.386.1008 // Worldwide: Dial Country Exit Code + 1.206.632.7598 Or send us an email at: evo.com/contact
Testimonials
evo made it possible for my husband and I to have a great trip in a short amount of time by handling all the logistics and planning. This is a great way to experience Japan riding for the first time.
Christine
evoTrip, 2016
Awesome accommodations (real, down to earth staff that really try and make sure you have the best experience possible.) Great evo group leaders.
Caleb
evoTrip, 2016
I loved that everything was so planned out for us in a foreign country that we don't speak the language. I loved the lodge and the owners Matt and Craig were so great, if I ever went back to Japan on my own I would definitely stay at their lodge.
Andy
evoTrip, 2015

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Questions? Let us help! Call us at 1-866-386-1590

Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Meet your group in the Narita airport just outside of Customs in Terminal 1 at 5pm. We will travel by private bus from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge in Hakuba. Along the way, we will stop for dinner at one of the many impressive Japanese B-kyū gourmet rest stops featuring regional cuisine made fast. We'll arrive in Hakuba late and head straight to bed to prepare for our first day of riding.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    We will meet up at 7am for breakfast and a brief information session at the lodge before heading to whichever resort has received the most snow. We'll ski and snowboard all day, grabbing lunch on-hill and heading back to the lodge. Ride with the group or explore on your own until it’s time to meet up and take our private transport back to the hotel. Store your gear in the dry room and get comfortable, perhaps grabbing a snack or happy hour at Morino or the Black Diamond next door. We will make a group reservation and you are welcome to join or make your own plans for dinner.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! If there is fresh powder, we may head to the north side of the valley for a day of tree riding at the beautiful but strangely European Cortina Resort. Bring a backpack with a change of clothes and take a dip in the beautiful onsen with views of skiers while you soak. We will make dinner reservations for two groups on this evening, you'll have a choice of sushi or Japanese BBQ.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Meet up for breakfast at 7am and check the weather. Today may be a great day to explore the long, open runs at Tsugaike or sit in for the 20-minute safety course before attacking the tree zones in your matching vests at Hakuba 47 (watch out for wild animals!). On our way home, we stop for a soak at a local onsen to relax before a group dinner reservation.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple, one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in the country. Upon return to the lodge, you'll be responsible for your dinner plans, we are happy to help make a reservation in advance.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Meet up for breakfast and choose your own adventure. Travel with the group to the day's selected resort, or hop on the public shuttle and head back to your favorite resort or walk over to Happo One for a final day of riding. Once your legs are tired, head back to the lodge and pack your bags so we can ship them straight to the airport. We'll celebrate our last night in Hakuba with a traditional Nabe dinner at the Morino Lodge.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Travel by train from Hakuba to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. You'll enjoy a full afternoon and long neon night exploring Tokyo. Grab noodles in Piss Alley, catch the Robot Show and stroll through Yoyogi Park. This will be a great opportunity to pick up gifts for your friends and family.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
What is included in this trip?
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Hakuba, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge
  • Transfer by train from Hakuba to Tokyo
  • Four days of lift tickets to Hakuba Valley resorts
  • Private daily transportation for our group while in Hakuba
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Recommendations for food, drink, and entertainment in Hakuba and Tokyo
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • One-time 20% off discount code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
What is NOT included in this trip?
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Most lunches and dinners 
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35)
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us

A destination near you

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Sorry, this trip is no longer available

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1-866-386-1590
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Questions? Let us help! Call us at 1-866-386-1590

Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Meet your group in the Narita airport just outside of Customs in Terminal 1 at 5pm. We will travel by private bus from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge in Hakuba. Along the way, we will stop for dinner at one of the many impressive Japanese B-kyū gourmet rest stops featuring regional cuisine made fast. We'll arrive in Hakuba late and head straight to bed to prepare for our first day of riding.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    We will meet up at 7am for breakfast and a brief information session at the lodge before heading to whichever resort has received the most snow. We'll ski and snowboard all day, grabbing lunch on-hill and heading back to the lodge. Ride with the group or explore on your own until it’s time to meet up and take our private transport back to the hotel. Store your gear in the dry room and get comfortable, perhaps grabbing a snack or happy hour at Morino or the Black Diamond next door. We will make a group reservation and you are welcome to join or make your own plans for dinner.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! If there is fresh powder, we may head to the north side of the valley for a day of tree riding at the beautiful but strangely European Cortina Resort. Bring a backpack with a change of clothes and take a dip in the beautiful onsen with views of skiers while you soak. We will make dinner reservations for two groups on this evening, you'll have a choice of sushi or Japanese BBQ.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Meet up for breakfast at 7am and check the weather. Today may be a great day to explore the long, open runs at Tsugaike or sit in for the 20-minute safety course before attacking the tree zones in your matching vests at Hakuba 47 (watch out for wild animals!). On our way home, we stop for a soak at a local onsen to relax before a group dinner reservation.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple, one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in the country. Upon return to the lodge, you'll be responsible for your dinner plans, we are happy to help make a reservation in advance.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Meet up for breakfast and choose your own adventure. Travel with the group to the day's selected resort, or hop on the public shuttle and head back to your favorite resort or walk over to Happo One for a final day of riding. Once your legs are tired, head back to the lodge and pack your bags so we can ship them straight to the airport. We'll celebrate our last night in Hakuba with a traditional Nabe dinner at the Morino Lodge.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Travel by train from Hakuba to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. You'll enjoy a full afternoon and long neon night exploring Tokyo. Grab noodles in Piss Alley, catch the Robot Show and stroll through Yoyogi Park. This will be a great opportunity to pick up gifts for your friends and family.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
What is included in this trip?
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Hakuba, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge
  • Transfer by train from Hakuba to Tokyo
  • Four days of lift tickets to Hakuba Valley resorts
  • Private daily transportation for our group while in Hakuba
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Recommendations for food, drink, and entertainment in Hakuba and Tokyo
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • One-time 20% off discount code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
What is NOT included in this trip?
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Most lunches and dinners 
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35)
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us

A destination near you

Coming Soon
Sorry, this trip is sold out
Sorry, this trip is no longer available

Questions? Let us help! Call us at
1-866-386-1590