Hakuba & Nozawa, Japan

Snow Ninja Camp

The Venue

Having more ski resorts than any other country, it's quite surprising that until a decade or so ago, Japanese ski hills received little attention from western shredders. Now, after a few ski & board movies put Japan in the limelight, the secret is out and you have undoubtedly heard countless stories of its legendary neck deep powder.

It's true the skiing is great... there's no doubt about that! But in Japan, the ridiculous snowfall is only a small part of the experience. On our Snow Ninja tour, not only will you be shralping pow and technique geeking it out with Section 8 coaches on immaculately groomed slopes... but you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the uniqueness of the ultra friendly and often a little quirky Japanese culture.

We begin in the epicentre of the Japanese Alps, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Hakuba Valley. We'll then move on to the more traditional ground of Nozawa Onsen to fully unwind in the birthplace of skiing in Japan. 

The Package

Technique Ninja & Culture Camp:

  • 11 nights of accommodation (traditional style ryokans)
  • 8 days coaching (4 in Hakuba + 4 in Nozawa Onsen)
  • 8 days lift passes
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Konichiwa dinner on first evening
  • Sionara dinner on final evening
  • Sightseeing tour (Onsen Monkeys or Matsumoto Castle)
  • The time of your life!

This camp is ideal for any intermediate to expert level skier aiming to improve their skills whilst simultaneously exploring the uniqueness of and beauty of Japan's Nagano Prefecture.

Along the way we'll stay in traditional Japanese Ryokan's, eat what has to be the world's most delicious and elegantly presented food, and spend plenty of time soaking our tired limbs in soothing onsens (traditional Japanese hot springs).

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Getting To Hakuba Happo

Most international flights arrive at either Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport. Both are in the greater Tokyo area so adding a side trip to visit the sights of the big city are highly recommended either before or after your ski adventure with Section 8. 

From Tokyo it is fairly easy to make your way by either train or bus to Hakuba. If catching a bus directly from either airport we recommend getting off at Hakuba Happo bus terminal which is a 30 second walk from the hotel. If taking the train you should get off at Hakuba Station which requires a 5 minute shuttle to take you to the hotel. 

Detailed information on travel to Hakuba will be outlined in your course package.