Ski Trip Japan

Culture and powder-snow combine for this unforgettable Japan ski experience.

School ski trips to Japan are an exciting and engaging way to experience a new culture while improving students skiing.

Japan is known worldwide for its consistent snowfall averaging 9 metres of snow each year! With high-speed resort infrastructure and amazing on-mountain facilities, Japan provides the ultimate skiing experience for school groups.  

From beginner to advanced skiers a Japan ski experience in Hakuba will cater to all levels with daily lessons. All ski trip packages include flights, accommodation, lift tickets, and lessons. You school ski trip to Japan is fully customised and you can choose how many days you spend at the resort skiing.

Hakuba is located in the Japanese Alps and is made up of 10 resorts. The deep powder snow and panoramic views make for an incredible ski Japan experience. There are also fascinating cultural activities such as sushi-making classes and a trip to the Jigokudani monkey park to see Japanese (macaque) Snow Monkeys. Experience both sides of Japan the ultramodern and tradition as you take students on a ride on the bullet train to see the geishas of Osaka.

Trip highlights

  • Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree.
  • Daily ski and snowboard lessons plus gear hire.
  • Ski the world's most famous powder snow.
  • Visit the snow monkeys at Jigokudani monkey hot springs.
  • Exquisite Japanese cuisine.

Trip inclusions

  • All flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7

Trip inclusions

  • All flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7

Trip highlights

  • Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree.
  • Daily ski and snowboard lessons plus gear hire.
  • Ski the world's most famous powder snow.
  • Visit the snow monkeys at Jigokudani monkey hot springs.
  • Exquisite Japanese cuisine.

Ski Japan itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL TO TOKYO

Fly to Tokyo where you will then transfer to Hakuba by coach.

DAY 2-5: SKI DAYS

Enjoy four days skiing in Hakuba! The group will have two-hour lessons each morning with free time for exploring the runs in the afternoon (full day lessons available).

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO TOKYO

Transfer from Hakuba to Tokyo by coach this morning stopping off just outside of Hakuba at the Jigokudani monkey park to witness the Japanese snow monkeys at play. Then, after a visit to the Zenkō-ji Temple in Nagano, settle into your Tokyo accommodation for the night.

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What to expect on a school ski trip to Japan

On your trip to Japan, you can expect to see your students improve their skiing or snowboarding ability, as well as learn more about Japan's unique culture. Students will have the opportunity to experience Japanese traditions and will be introduced to basic greetings and based on their own learning goals, can put their knowledge of the Japanese language into a practical environment. Your school will experience Japan's ancient traditions and learn how they influence modern living in Japan today. Sample traditional cuisine, improve Japanese language skills and watch as students step out of their comfort zone, building cultural sensitivity and global citizenship.

Trip activities

Toyko Disneyland

Here you will journey to imaginary lands of adventure, fantasy, the past and the future. Sail on magic carpets, plunge down waterfalls and hurtle through space as you travel to places beyond your imagination. Age is just a number in this magical World at one of Tokyo’s most iconic destinations.

Hakuba

The Hakuba Valley was home of the 1998 Winter Olympics, it is famous around the world for great skiing, and has reliable, consistent snowfall. Hakuba is a true alpine village with terrain to suit all students. Located in the spectacular Japanese Alps, there is a lot to see and do such as a visit to the local hot springs or the Matsumoto Castle, one of only four castles in Japan considered to be a national treasure. For more than 70 years Hakuba has been providing skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts with the ideal conditions for an enjoyable winter experience. The best conditions can generally be found from December to late February, with March perfect for spring skiing and some of the resorts staying open until the first week of May.

Tokyo

Tokyo’s sprawling, modern skyscrapers stand in contrast to Japans oldest temples and sprawling public gardens, providing an interesting and unique visit for students on a school ski trip to Japan. Tokyo is Japan’s capital city and is well known for its restaurants, fashion, and technology. The unmissable digital neon billboards and towering skyscrapers are impressive feats of design, engineering, and construction, colouring the inner city streets 24/7. Enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo customizable to your requirements. Our local English speaking guides will take you around their home town. We can customise the destinations in advance for you should you wish to visit any specific landmarks.

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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