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Snowmobile Tour in Hakuba60 MINS TOUR

Snowmobile Tour in Hakuba
Snowmobile Tour in Hakuba
Snowmobile Tour in Hakuba
Snowmobile Tour in Hakuba
  • Period
    Dec. ~Mar.
  • Time required
    60 mins
  • Participation target
    6+ years
  • Number of participants
    1 person
  • grown up ¥12,000Reservation
After a quick introduction enjoy our tour running trough the foothills of the Japanese Alps. Each tour is fitted to your riding experience by our knowledgeable staff. We use safe, comfortable and perfectly maintained equipment. Amazing views and lots of fun, don’t be afraid of the speed!

The tour is held at the base of Hakuba 47 Ski Field. The course is designed to run next to the river and through the trees.

*For adult tandem rides: if you are unsure of your driving ability, but want to try driving the snowmobile at some point during the tour, it may be possible to swap drivers half way through the tour. Please check with the snowmobile team on the day.

Course schedule

AM

Time Schedule
9:45 | 11:00 Reception (about 30 mins before)
      ↓
Snowmobile tour (60 minutes total – includes 10 mins instructions)
      ↓
End of the tour

PM

Time Schedule
13:00 | 14:15 | 15:15 Reception (about 30 mins before)
      ↓
Snowmobile tour (60 minutes total – includes 10 mins instructions)
      ↓
End of the tour 

Activity data

Season Late December ~ Late March (depending on snow conditions)
Times 9:45 – 10:45 | 11:00 – 12:00 | 13:00 – 14:00 | 14:15 – 15:15 | 15:15 – 16:15
Meeting place

Free accommodation pick-up or meet at Lion Cafe approx. 30 mins before the tour start time.

*Free accommodation pick-up available in the Hakuba Village area only. We cannot provide pick-up for Tsugaike, Cortina, Otari Village, Omachi, Kamishiro and some parts of Iwatake & Goryu (more than 20 mins drive from Lion Cafe). Please contact us to check availability if unsure.

*If outside of our pick-up area, please arrange with us an alternative pick-up location – please arrive approx. 30 mins before the departure time. 

Pricing

Single Ride (adult – 13 years old and over): ¥12,000

Tandem Ride (2 adults): ¥18,000 (2 people)

Tandem Ride (1 adult + 1 child (6 to 12 years old)): ¥14,000 (2 people)

*Tandem rides with one of our guides (1 adult/child + guide) is also possible. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

*Split payments are possible, but we cannot split the payment of 1 tandem between 2 people as prices are per machine. 

Requirements

Relatively healthy/able-bodied people aged 6 years and up.

*Children 6 to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

*Children 12 years and younger cannot ride by themselves, they must ride tandem with an adult.

*Children under the age of 6 years cannot attend the tour for insurance reasons. Babysitting services are also not available.

Clothing

・Full snow gear – snow jacket, snow pants, snow boots, snow gloves and snow goggles. 

*We accept waterproof boots as an alternative to snow boots.

*We will also accept large-lens sunglasses as an alternative to snow goggles providing it is NOT snowing/raining on the day.

Please also ensure that keys/mobile phones/wallets etc. are well secured in your pockets or put them in inside pockets. It is very difficult to find lost items in the snow, especially powdery snow!

Other

Tours may be cancelled if there are any conditions that will affect the safe operation of the tour – including: bad snow conditions (lack of snow), blizzard or heavy snow, heavy fog, heavy rain etc.

・Tours will still operate during bad winter seasons if there is still the minimum requirement of snow available. 

*Please keep in mind that we cannot control the weather conditions! If the snow conditions are not ideal, it may affect the course conditions (the course may be bumpy/icy/patchy etc.). We will only cancel the tours when the conditions become dangerous. Please do not expect pretty white, fluffy and pristine snow for every tour. We will still try to provide a safe and enjoyable tour despite the conditions.

・The tour fee includes: snowmobile lesson fee + 2 guides, snowmobile rental and helmet rental. 

*Does not include drinks/snacks for the bus trip or souvenir shopping purchases.

・You may bring along cameras/GoPros, but please do so at your own risk. We do not offer compensation for lost or damaged items.

・Snow wear rental is available for an additional fee. Please let us know what you need at time of reservation or contact us for prices and sizing.

Reservations can be made up to 1 hour before the scheduled tour time. Reservations made less than an hour before the tour start time cannot be accepted and you will be asked to attend the next available tour.

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