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Booking now for Shiga Kogen Ichonose areas February 2020 - too early?

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Shelster, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Shelster

    Shelster First Runs

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    Hello, this forum has been so useful so thank you everyone. We are planning to go to Shiga Kogen - Ichonose Diamond or Ichonose Family in February 2020. For online bookings everything appears unavailable through Feb and March and a travel agent told us many places don't take bookings until October. I managed to contact a couple of hotels directly who have been super helpful. They are willing to take a booking but one said they don't normally take them until September. As we want to explore our options I wanted to confirm if anyone else found the same - when did you book and was there a lot of availability in Sept/Oct? TIA.
     
  2. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most stuff opens up around September. Some agents can organise earlier but it’s usually a relationship they already have. We’ve booked in March/April through the same agent for the past 5 years and she’s always managed to find something good for our early January dates.

    We’ve booked the first half of our trip at Chalet Shiga for 29/12 to 8/1 already. Happy to share contact but prefer private message as they don’t advertise here (I don’t think).
     
  3. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better to not start a new thread each time.
     
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  4. Shelster

    Shelster First Runs

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    Sorry, I don't know what you mean.
     
  5. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    He means it would be neater to keep all your Shiga Kogen questions to one thread, rather than posting multiple Shiga Kogen related questions separately.

    We tend to segue and offshoot in threads anyway so for your sake keeping it all in one thread will make it easier to go back to and find the information you’re after.
     
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  6. Shoey

    Shoey Hard Yards

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    we have also booked Shiga Kogen for late Jan 2020. Prince Hotel South, early bird specials which incl 3d yakebitaiyama +3d full Shiga Kogen skipass. It seems these deals are now starting to pop up on my facebook feed.

    I haven't been so can't comment, looking forward to it.
     
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  7. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    Prince South has a great little izakaya at the ground floor. You are gunna have a blast!
     
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