A snow holiday unlike any other… Welcome to Japan, where traditional Japanese culture meets rugged peaks and superb champagne powder. Japan has fast become one of the world’s most popular snow holiday destinations; and it’s easy to see why.
Thinking Japan..? Here is everything you need to know.
Your Epic Australia Pass gets you there! With a 2019 Epic Australia Pass you will have access to 10 days skiing and boarding across 11 Japanese resorts (2019 - 2020 winter season).
HAKUBA VALLEY: Your Epic Australia Pass gives you access to 5 consecutive days at the 10 resort areas that make up Hakuba Valley.
RUSUTSU RESORT: NEW to the Epic Australia Pass, your 2019 pass will give you access to 5 consecutive days at Rusutsu Resort, with no blackout dates for the 2019/2020 season!
Location: Hakuba Valley is nestled amongst the spectacular Japanese Alps, located within the northern area of Nagano district on Honshu (the main Island of Japan), approximately a 3 hour drive from Tokyo.
Getting there: There are a number of flights daily from Australia to Tokyo. Once in Japan guests can access Hakuba Valley via Train, bus, shuttle and/or private car.
Where to stay: The majority of accommodation accessing Hakuba Valley is situated at the base of Happo-One Mountain, in the Wadano Village. Alternatively guests may enjoy staying in Echoland, which is the main restaurant and bar area of Hakuba Valley.
Snowfall: Hakuba boasts an huge annual snowfall average of 10m, with its highest mountain peak sitting at 2,933m!
Hakuba Valley is made of 10 unique resorts all offering a variety of terrain and varying vertical metres, with 'something for everyone' it is the perfect family / group snow holiday destination. The resorts, all accessible with your Epic Australia Pass, have a huge combined skiable area of 2,200 acres.
Lock in your Epic Australia Pass today and start planning your 2019 - 2020 trip to Japan!
Location: Rusutsu Resort is located amongst the Northern Alps of Japan, in central Hokkaido, the north most island of Japan. Approximately 1 hour and 40 minute drive from Sapporo, the closest major city and New Chitose Airport, the closest international airport.
Getting there: There are a number of flights daily from Australia to Tokyo. Once in Japan guests can access Rusutsu via a connecting flight to New Chintose Airport (Sapporo) and a bus / private car to the resort.
Where to stay: Rusutsu Resort provides a variety of accommodation suited to every budget / need. Accommodation options include; hotel rooms, log cabins, cottages and lodges.
Snowfall: Rusutsu Resort averages a whopping 13m of snowfall per season, with heavy consistent snowfalls being the norm, week-in, week-out.
Rusutsu has 37 trails connected by 4 gondolas and 12 lifts all spread across 1,378 acres of skiable terrain. The resort gives Epic Australia Pass holders access to immaculately groomed trails, perfect pristine Japanese powder and multiple world-class powder bowls.. PLUS you will find insane tree skiing and mesmerising woodland scenery across the 3 mountain peaks. Like Hakuba Valley, Rusutsu is home to a variety of terrain offering memorable skiing and boarding to riders of all skill levels.
In additon to the unbelievable snow conditions, Japan provides guests with a unique cultural experience. Meet the snow monkeys, or take a dip in one of the countries many traditional Onsens, spend some time feasting on the incredible food or get lost in one of Japan's modern cities; boasting a population of over 125 million, Japan welcomes international tourism and promises to deliver a safe and memorable 'experience of a lifetime'.
10 days, 11 resorts! What are you waiting for...? Get your 2019 Epic Australia Pass today!