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[Itinerary] Master 5 small steps to plan the most WOW first ski vacation

How should beginners plan their ski vacation? , let us introduce it to you from the perspective of someone who has experienced it! Make good use of 5W1H to plan the best first ski trip!

5 tips for organizing your trip

  • Why - Why do you want to arrange this ski trip?
  • Where - Ski area (recommended: Niigata Echigo Yuzawa)
  • When - during skiing
  • What - What needs to be prepared?
  • Who - degree of traveler
  • How - Ski Instructor Booking

Why- Why do you want to arrange this ski trip?

  • Because I think skiing is cool and I want to learn skiing seriously ( pure ski trip )

  • I just happened to be traveling to Japan and wanted to experience skiing ( both ski and sightseeing )

It is recommended to choose an area with convenient transportation.

Where - ski location

The biggest worry for first-time skiers is how to get to the ski resort. There are more than 500 ski resorts across Japan. Here we recommend first-time skiers. It is easily accessible by transportation. "Niigata-Echigo-Yuzawa" takes about 120 minutes from Tokyo. You can take the "Niigata-Echigo-Yuzawa" route during the period The "JR Tokyo Wide Pass (JR Pass)" also allows you to take any JR Shinkansen within three days. It is recommended that you reserve a reserved seat in advance!

When - during skiing

    It is recommended that a beginner’s skiing schedule be arranged for at least 1-2 full days, because after you have just learned how to brake, slide, and ride the cable car on the first day, you can learn to master the direction of travel and Sturn skills while the iron is hot on the second day. , let the body remember the feeling of skiing during this skiing trip, because everyone’s learning is to be able to slide and move independently and safely in the snow resort in the future.

    What - ski equipment

    It can be divided into portable equipment & ski equipment, so you can quickly classify what you need to prepare. Among the portable equipment, the inner part can be bought from Taiwan first, and the outer part is recommended to be rented for the first time skiing. It can save space for snow clothes and pants in the suitcase.

    Ski equipment rental at different locations

    - Rental in the ski resort

    Advantage: Closest to the ski resort, no need to move too far
    Missing: More expensive Language: Japanese, English

    - Rental of self-operated ski shop

    Pros: There are many stores to choose from, and some of them include pick-up and delivery.
    Missing: Need to carry it yourself Language: Japanese, Chinese, English

    - Rental of accommodation

    Advantage: You can try out the equipment when you check in and it’s cheaper
    Missing: May be older style Language: Japanese, English

    Because the quantity of equipment is limited, it is recommended that you make reservations for ski rental as early as possible!

    Who-the degree of fellow travelers

    First divide the companions into "experienced people" and "those with no experience skiing for the first time" to allocate learning classes. This way, students can be taught according to their aptitude and each can get what they need. With the guidance of an instructor, the chance of injury and falls can also be greatly reduced. The amount of physical energy consumed.

    Beginners: need the most basic basic skills and balance skills. Experienced people: need to modify their movements, increase gliding time and accumulate experience.

    The two have completely different needs!

    It’s rare to come to a ski resort. On the first day, you must master the basic skills steadily. Only on the second day can you safely travel freely in the ski resort.

    How-Ski Instructor Booking

    Japanese ski resorts usually have on-site ski schools (Japanese language is used, group classes are mixed), but because you don’t understand the language and have mixed classes, it is easy to make you nervous.

    Arrange a five-day and four-night ski trip in the Kanto region

    5 days and 4 nights, self-guided ski itinerary in Niigata-Echigo-Yuzawa area

    DAY 1 Taiwan-Tokyo
    DAY 2 Ski Day (Tokyo-Echigo-Yuzawa-Ski Resort) JR PassDay1
    DAY 3 Ski Day JR PassDay2
    DAY 4 Sightseeing Day (Echigo-Yuzawa-Tokyo) JR PassDay3
    DAY 5 Tokyo-Taipei, (take the JR Shinkansen to Tokyo Ueno Station)

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    coach

    It is recommended that when booking a coach, you can choose a ski coach who speaks a language you are familiar with. Language communication can make it easier to understand and master skiing skills.

    Based on the above five points, I hope everyone has a wonderful ski vacation!

     

    A must-read series of articles for novice skiers

    • How much does it cost to arrange a ski trip? Experts will tell you!
    • How to prepare ski equipment?
    • Teach you how to plan your first ski trip! How many days to arrange? In what month? How to choose the location?
    • An analysis of common ski terms!
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