Asia Fest 2020
February 21-29,2020

Japan Ski Resort

Nagano logoJoin the Harford Ski Club and the Blue Ridge Ski Council on a wonderful Ski and See week in The Land of the Rising Sun. Experience the ski resorts of the 1998 Winter Olympics in the Hakuba Valley. Enjoy 9 different ski resorts and plenty of non-ski activities to keep you busy and entertained for a full week. But if that is not enough, add a pre-trip to the Japanese island of Hokkaido where you can ski the famous resort of Niseko, home of the “Powder capital of the World” as rated by Powder Magazine. In addition, you can extend your stay to include more nights in Tokyo and a visit to Kyoto. Don’t miss out.
Basic Trip allows 5 days of skiing – Lift tickets NOT INCLUDED (2019 price was $275)

Japan panarama


    • RT Air transportation between IAD and Tokyo via ANA nonstop flights.
    • Meet & Greet at Tokyo Airport with local rep.
    • Transfer between Tokyo Airport and Hakuba via private coach with English speaking assistant.
    • Luggage truck between Narita Airport and Hakuba Hotel.
    • Late Dinner at hotel the evening of arrival.
    • 6 nights accommodations at a 5 star hotel.
    • Welcome Reception and orientation at the hotel the 2nd day after arrival including 2 hours of Open Bar (beer, wine, soda, and heavy Hors d’oeuvres along with local area reps.
    • Full hot and cold breakfast buffet daily at each hotel
    • Four-course Dinner for 3 more evenings during the week at each hotel.
    • Including Special EzuraGoryu Drumming and dinner Show, including transfers.
    • Mid-week Après Ski Party with 1 drink ticket per person. (Location TBA)
    • Farewell Party at The Pub, located less than a 5 minute walk from either hotel. This will include:Buffet Style dinner at your hotel, Local Pub DJ entertainment, 2 hours open bar (Beer, wine, soft drinks. Cash bar after 2 hours.
    • Complimentary Mountain Escort for 3 hours on the first day of skiing. (Max of 20 people per escort)
    • Complimentary local guide at the hotel each evening for 1 hour to assist with day tours, and questions.
    • Discounts on Rentals through Rhythm Sports. (Details to be advised)
    • Optional day tour program available from Hakuba, including Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Temple and Olympic Village, Saki Brewery, Snow Monkeys and more.
    • Luggage transfer between Hakuba Hotel and Tokyo hotel (or Airport) via Yamato Luggage transfer. (2 bags p.p.)
    • Transfer between Hakuba Hotel and Nagano Train Station via private coach with English speaking assistant.
    • Transfer between Nagano and Tokyo via bullet Train. (just 1½ hours)
    • Meet Tokyo Rep on Platform upon arrival in Tokyo – Transfer to Tokyo Hotel
    • 1 night accommodations at the Grand Takanawa Hotel Tokyo.
    • Breakfast daily in Tokyo
    • Transfer between Tokyo Hotel and Airport via private coach with English speaking assistant.
    • All local taxes, and all air taxes including fuel surcharges
    • Local assistance in Japan with local Holidaze Representative
    • Medical Insurance coverage.(This is not Cancellation insurance)



    • Air between Tokyo and Sapporo via ANA.
    • Transfers between Sapporo Airport and Niseko via private coach with English speaking assistant.
    • 5 nights accommodations in in Niseko at the 4 Star Hilton Niseko
    • Full hot and cold breakfast buffet daily.
    • Dinner for 3 evenings at hotel
    • Transfer between Hotel and Sapporo  Airport via private coach with guide with English speaking assistant.
    • Return Air transportation to Tokyo to meet main group.

    Niseko Ski Area


    Tokyo Intercontinital Tokyo street

    • 2 additional night’s accommodations in Tokyo at a 4 Star Grand Prince Takanawa or similar
    • Breakfast buffet daily at the hotel in Tokyo
    • ½ day city tour with English speaking guide.
    • Luggage transfer between Tokyo and Kyoto.
    • Bullet Train between Tokyo and Kyoto
    • 2 night’s accommodations in Kyoto at a 4 Star Hotel. (Kyoto Okura Hotel or similar)
    • Breakfast buffet daily at the hotel in Kyoto.
    • ½ day city tour with English speaking guide.
    • Transfer between Kyoto Hotel and ITM airport.
    • Return Air Transportation between ITM and IAD via ANA Airlines.

    Kyoto temple 

    Approximate Pricing:

    Pricing is based on Standard rooms at the 5-star Tokyu Hotel in Hakuba (per person, double occupancy; single upgrade available).  If rooms open up at the 4-star Mominoki Hotel, we will grab them (with buffet-style dinners) for about $500 less per person.  Pricing does not include lift tickets (~$275 in 2019)

    Basic Trip: $3,626 per person
    Basic Trip Plus Pre-Trip to Niseko: $4,911 per person
    Basic Trip Plus Post-trip to Tokyo and Kyoto:$4,886 per person
    Basic Trip Plus Pre-trip to Niseko AND Post-trip to Tokyo and Kyoto: $6,171

    For more info contact:
    Trip Leader: Steve Landry - - Phone: (410) 638-9249

    Deposit for trip is $600 and dues
    Click here for Trip Application
    Click here for a Membership Application

    Mail forms to;
    Harford Ski Club, P.O. Box 726
    Havre de Grace, Md 21078
    You must be a 2018-2019 member to sign up for trips
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