Come join us – we are heading to Hakuba, Japan for 6 nights / 5 days of deep powder, yoga, onsens and delectable food chased by cold beer.
February 9-16, 2020
Women’s Ski & Yoga
Cancel your book club. Give the car keys, take out menus and kids activity schedule to your significant other. Block some vacation time at work and book some “me” time.
Come join us – we are heading to Hakuba, Japan for 6 nights / 5 days of deep powder, yoga, onsens and delectable food chased by cold beer. Come along on a trip of a life time with some amazing women. Led by ACMG and IFMGA certified guide Julia Niles and Steep Skiing Coach and Yogi Jane Emerick, this trip is what dreams are made of. Ski powder all day and dial it back with some yoga in the evening—what more could you ask for?
We will spend four days exploring the Hakuba Valley via lift access combined with ski touring, scoring epic powder descents down to the valley and back up the lifts until your legs are sore and you’re ready to wind down with some après-ski yoga and onsens (natural hot springs) or a cold Asahidake beer.
In order to experience the fabulous culture that Hakuba has to offer, there will be one off day to see the famed Zenkoji temple, a Buddhist temple located in Nagano, Japan. The temple was built in the 7th century and is home to O Kaidan Meguri or “Walking in the Pitch Dark Tunnel” where, according to legend, you have the opportunity to find enlightenment and eternal happiness. We will also visit the world-famous Jigokudani Wild Monkey Onsen and a take a tour of the Masuichi-Ichimura Sake Brewery. To get a deeper experience of Japan, consider adding days on to experience Tokyo. Visit the to visit the world-renowned Tsukiji Fish Market, shop ’til you drop in the Ginza district or hit the Harajuku shops.
- Extremely Canadian guiding for 6 days. 6:2 ratio is expected
- 6 Day lift passes *
- Daily Shuttles to and from the resorts (a crucial detail as the valley is made up of 11 resorts and is 33 kms long)
- Daily Yoga Classes
- 7 nights Lodging in private centrally located chalet with western style twin beds and shared bath (Based on double occupancy)
- Extremely Canadian World Tour shirt
- Pick up & drop off on arrival & departure in Hakuba
- Catered breakfasts
- Shuttles to grocery store, ATMS, shopping, etc around Hakuba
- Assistance in booking transportation to and from Hakuba from Tokyo
- Good options to layover and explore Tokyo
- Flights to/from Japan
- No dinner as eating out and exploring local cuisine is a must. Reservations will be made in advance.
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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