Program's Details

Ski and Snowboard

Depends on local conditions.  Area slopes can be icy--this is not Colorado skiing (or Switzerland) but it is convenient and can be fun.  +/-500 meter verticals. Tickets, rentals, transportation and fees, about ¥18,000 yen ($165/€145). If overnight, Nagano or Niigata slopes are a little better.  They are a four-hour drive--in which case hotel and spa fees and transportation could go up to about ¥40,000 ($350/€315) per person for the trip for one or two days' skiing.

Mountain climbing/nature trails/camping

Two-to-six-hour mountain hikes with no technical climbs, no roping.


Enjoy paddling through secluded beaches, snorkeling, and barbeque on the beach.