School Ski Trips to Shiga Kogen, Japan

There’s a good reason why Japan should top your skiing bucket list next year. Boasting over 600 resorts throughout its rugged landscape – 70% of Japan is mountainous – winds from Siberia blow south westerly dropping a generous amount of fluffy power during the winter months.

Compact resorts with operating efficiency that typifies Japanese industry, boast mountains up to 3,000 metres, with a family focus on the landscape of the surrounding towns

Where to stay in Japan?

Shiga Palace Hotel is conveniently located near local amenities, offering single, twin, triple and quad options. It is surrounded by forests, and offers great views of the mountains, meaning that Shiga Kogen is a great destination for your ski trips.

What to do in Japan?

There is plenty to do apres-ski to make your school ski trip to Japan a memorable and culturally vibrant occasion for your students.

  • Taiko drum lessons
  • Night skiing
  • Sushi-making
  • Snow Monkey excursion
  • Hot tub (Onsen) relaxation
  • Tokyo Disneyland

Ski resort facts

Highest point (m)                            2305

Beginner pistes (Blue) (%)             30

Intermediate pistes (Red) (%)       40

Expert pistes (Black) (%)                30

Lifts                                                     67

Snow Cannons (%)                           N/A

When to visit?

For school ski trips, we recommend visiting Japan for your group trip between the months of January and March, making it the perfect location for February and Easter half terms.

Our Recommendations  

When it comes to Japan it’s most certainly no stranger to most of us here at MSG Tours. Check out a range of our blogs below for our personal recommendations.

30 Hours in Tokyo on your School Ski Trip

The Explorer on her First Visit to Tokyo 

Rydal Penrhos and The Lakes School await Japan Adventure

Find out where previous groups have travelled on their school ski trips:

St Martin’s School Ski Trip to Andalo, Italy
St John’s College: Ski Trip to Maine, USA

Get in touch with us to chat about how Japan would make the perfect destination for your next school ski trip.

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