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Japan Asiafest

  • Sun, February 16, 2020
  • Wed, March 04, 2020
  • Japan

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Select this registration for the Base Trip ONLY.
  • Select this registration to join the Pre-Trip to Niseko and the Base trip.
  • Select this registration for the Base trip and the Post-Trip to Kyoto.
  • Select this registration for the Pre-Trip to Niseko, the Base Trip, and the Post-Trip to Kyoto.
  • Select this registration for a BRSC participant traveling with the PSC for the Pre-Trip and with a different club for the Base trip.

Register


Asiafest with the Blue Ridge Ski Council 

Base Trip Feb 21-29, 2020 - $3500


Reduced $300!


(was $3800)

  • Pre-Trip to Niseko (North Island) Feb 16-22,   $1500
  • Base trip to Hakuba (Main Island - Japanese Alps) Feb 21-29,   $3500
  • Post-trip to Tokyo & Kyoto   Feb 29-Mar 4, $1400


Pre-Trip to Niseko

Includes:

  • Air transportation between Tokyo and Sapporo via ANA Airlines
  • Transfers between Sapporo and Niseko via private coach with English speaking assistant
  • 5 nights accommodations in the 4-star Hilton Niseko
  • 4 days of skiing at the Niseko United Resort
  • Daily full hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Dinner for 3 evenings in hotel
  • Return air transportation to Tokyo to meet group on Base Trip


Base Trip to Hakuba Ski Area - Japanese Alps

Includes:

  • Round-trip air transportation between Washington Dulles and Tokyo via ANA non-stop flights
  • Meet & Greet at Tokyo Airport with local representative
  • Transfer between Tokyo Airport and Hakuba via private coach with English speaking assistant
  • Luggage transfer between Tokyo Airport and Hakuba Hotel 
  • 6 nights accommodation at Mominoki Hotel
  • Late dinner at hotel on the evening of arrival
  • Welcome reception at the hotel
  • Daily full hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Dinner for 3 evenings during the week at the hotel
  • Special Ezura Goryu Drumming and Dinner Show, including transportation
  • Mid-week Apres-Ski Party
  • Farewell Party, including a buffet dinner and DJ entertainment
  • Complimentary mountain escort for 3 hours on the first day of skiing
  • Complimentary local guide at the hotel each evening to assist with day tours
  • Optional day tours from Hakuba include Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Temple and Olympic Village, Saki Brewery, Snow Monkeys, and much more.
  • Transfer between Nagano and Tokyo via bullet train
  • 1 night accommodation and breakfast at the Grand Takanawa Hotel Tokyo
  • Transfer between hotel and Tokyo airport via private coach with English speaking assistant


Post-Trip to Tokyo and Kyoto

Includes:

  • 2 additional nights accommodations in Tokyo at a 4-star hotel (Grand Prince Takanawa or similar)
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel in Tokyo
  • Half-day city tour of Tokyo with English speaking guide
  • Luggage transfer between Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • 2 nights accommodations in Kyoto at a 4-star hotel (Kyoto Okura Hotel or similar)
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel in Kyoto
  • Half-day city tour with English speaking guide
  • Transfer between Kyoto hotel and Osaka airport
  • Return air transportation between Osaka airport and Washington Dulles via ANA Airlines


Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

Air Schedule (Updated 5/7/19; Subject to Change):

Flights on All Nippon Airways (ANA)

ANA partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles. We will provide our tour operator with your United Mileage Plus number if you have included it in your profile.

Pre-Trip to Niseko

OUTBOUND:
 Sunday, February 16 - ANA #001

 
 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:55 am
 Arrive Tokyo Narita (NRT) 3:15 pm (on the 17th)
 Monday, February 17 - ANA #2155
 
 Depart Tokyo (NRT) 5:55 pm

 Arrive Sapporo (CTS) 7:40 pm


RETURN TO TOKYO:
 Saturday, February 22 - ANA #62

 
 Depart Sapporo (CTS) 12:30 pm
 Arrive Tokyo Int'l (HND) 2:10 pm


Base Trip to Hakuba Ski Area - Japanese Alps

OUTBOUND:
 Sunday, February 21 - ANA #001

 
 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:00 noon
 Arrive Tokyo Narita (NRT) 3:15 pm (on the 22nd)
RETURN HOME:
 Saturday, February 29 - ANA #002

 
 Depart Tokyo Narita (NRT) 10:40 am
 Arrive Washington Dulles 10:15 am

Post-Trip to Tokyo and Kyoto
RETURN HOME:
 Wednesday, March 4 - ANA #2176

 
 Depart Osaka (ITM) 7:50 am
 Arrive Tokyo (NRT) 9:05 am

 Wednesday, March 4 - ANA #002

     
 Depart Tokyo (NRT) 10:40 am

 Arrive Washington Dulles 9:15 am



Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

Payment Schedule:  (Interim payments estimated; to be confirmed)

 

 Initial
Deposit

Sep 10
2019

 Oct 8
2019
 Dec 10
2019
 Base Trip

 $700 $1000
$1000
 Balance Due
 Pre-Trip
$200
 $400
 $400 Balance Due
 Post-Trip
 $200  $400
 $400  Balance Due


We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

Trip Leader:

Steve Peirce
scpeirce@verizon.net
19701 Golden Valley Lane
Brookeville, MD 20833
(301) 924-5173 (h)
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