Hakuba packs a punch as a town with it’s unique architecture, traditional food, and most importantly—world class skiing.
February 2-9 & 9-16, 2020
11 ski resorts, 135 lifts, 5 gondolas, and plenty of ramen. Commonly referred to as the Japanese Alps, the small town of Hakuba has plenty of historical significance in the ski world, including being the 1998 Olympics venue, but one thing separates this small town from the pack in the world of Japanese powder skiing—the unbelievably complex and diverse terrain.
This trip will have a heavy focus on chairlift-accessed ski-touring with the majority of the time spent descending steep powder runs and exploring all that Hakuba and the surrounding mountains have to offer. Let our ACMG and CSIA certified guides show you the best of both worlds–you will push into the alpine when the weather permits, and stay low and enjoy the untracked, unmatched tree skiing of Hakuba during the storms—and even check out some runs that lead right to the Izakaya at the end of the day (also known as Après).
There are as many as 12 uncommonly skied ridgelines to choose from just outside the resort boundaries, allowing us to pick and choose the terrain and lines we ski. The area boasts the largest peaks in Japan, offering the opportunity to get into the beautiful Hakuba alpine.
Après activities include a soak in the onsen (hot springs), experiencing the historical architecture and culture of the town, and re-fueling with traditional Japanese cuisine for the next big day of powder skiing.
If you are looking for a markedly different world of exploring, skiing, and dining—you have come to the right place.
- Extremely Canadian Steep Skiing coaching and guiding for six days. 5:2 ratio is expected
- 6 Day lift passes*
- Extremely Canadian World Tour shirt
- 7 nights Lodging in private centrally located chalet with western style twin beds and shared bath. (Based on double occupancy)
- Daily Shuttles to and from the resorts (it’s a crucial detail as the valley is made up of 11 resorts and is 33 kms long)
- Catered breakfasts
- Extremely Canadian World Tour shirt
- Shuttles to grocery store, ATMS, shopping, etc around Hakuba.
- Pick up & drop off on arrival & departure in Hakuba
- Assistance in booking transportation to and from Hakuba from Tokyo.
- Flights to/from Japan
- No dinner as eating out and exploring local cuisine is a must. Reservations will be made in advance. If you’d like to cook in, please advise.
The Fine Print
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICY
A $1000 deposit is due upon booking. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. The credit card on file will be automatically charged for the balance 60 days prior to departure. If paying by cheque, a postdated cheque for the final payment is required upon booking. For bookings made within 60 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. You will be sent a written confirmation of your booking by email, mail or fax. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, money order, bank transfer, Visa, Diners,
Mastercard or American Express.
Cancellations must be made in writing to Extremely Canadian by mail, email or fax and are not considered canceled until acknowledged by return mail, email or fax by Extremely Canadian. Cancellations made outside of 60 days to departure will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations made 60 days or less to departure will result in forfeiture of the full amount. We highly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance to avoid penalties related to a change in plans.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS & UPGRADES
Depending on the trip, upgrades & single supplements may be available. Please check with us for further details and pricing.
No refunds will be issued on whole or partially unused portions of packages.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
Extremely Canadian trips entail risks and rewards. Trips can be physically demanding. We often visit areas that are considered remote and are distant from medical facilitates, making evacuation difficult. Clients are responsible for the provision of all necessary valid documents such as passports, visas, health requirements and drivers licenses. Extremely Canadian’s role is to provide a great holiday experience. In return, we require that you are healthy, fit and up for an interesting, unpredictable and rewarding experience. Please ensure you have checked that your passport is in good order with manageable expiry dates and pages available for stamps, etc. Please check with your airline(s) with regard to details about carry-ons and luggage. Please also check to see what recommended check in times.
A change of trip or dates is considered a cancellation and a re-booking, therefore cancellation fees apply. You can only make changes to trips within the same calendar year.
All Canadian trips are subject to 5% GST.
All rates are quoted in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted.
MEDICAL INSURANCE & MEDICAL HISTORY
You must supply proof of traveller’s hospital and medical insurance to supplement your existing health insurance to ensure that you are adequately covered for any eventuality. If you do not provide us with these details, and there is an emergency where you are not coherent or able to communicate for any reason, we will provide the care facility or organization with your credit card details to ensure you receive the best care possible. We will ask you to please fill out a medical questionnaire and return it to us prior to
your trip start. if you have not received this form, please contact us ASAP ad we will send it to you. All information is completely confidential and will only be used to assist in your care in case of an emergency.
If you feel it is necessary, please check to make sure you are adequately insured in case of an accident or death. Please also make sure you have adequate cancellation and trip interruption insurance.
HEALTH / DIETARY NEEDS
By sending a deposit, you certify that you do not have any physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other travellers. Please inform us prior to your departure if you have any
special dietary needs.
LATE ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURES
Extremely Canadian cannot accept responsibility for travellers inconvenienced by late, diverted, delayed, canceled, or rescheduled travel arrangements. This also applies to missed connections or transfers.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS, BAGGAGE & DOCUMENTS
All personal belongings, baggage, and documents remain at all times and in all circumstances the owners’ responsibility.
TRAVELLERS VS. TRAVELERS
Although we based in North America, we are Canadian and reserve the right to spell traveller with two ll.’s, eh?
Adventure travel involves risk and unpredictable weather conditions. Extremely Canadian does not purport to any guarantee of conditions.
You will be required to sign and return a waiver and release of liability and a medical form before your first day of skiing. if you have not been sent a copy, please ask us and we will forward you a copy for your review.
In rare instances, we may ask a traveller to switch from a trip that has too few participants. If this happens we will attempt to notify you 60 days prior to the departure date. However, we reserve the right to cancel any trip, for any reason, at any time prior to departure. In such a case, refund of any payments received shall constitute full settlement.
Travellers are expected to behave in an orderly fashion and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other travellers or in anyway harm the reputation of Extremely Canadian or its suppliers. Extremely Canadian reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveller whose health or actions impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travellers.
Extremely Canadian reserves the right to change the price of a trip due to an unexpected, major increase in costs. Such as a change in foreign exchange rates or taxes. Extremely Canadian tries to avoid making any alterations to its described trips. However, we reserve the right to do so. If a significant alteration has been made we will notify you as soon as possible.
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