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Resource Japanese season lift ticket coupons 2019/2020

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Sandy, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. DustyPrints

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    He wasn't going to be in that area and I didn't want to trouble him too much haha. (He also has no interest in snow sports)

    One thing I like about Japan deliveries is that they always have a COD option and they allow you to select the time slot for delivery. With the amount I bought, the delivery was free anyway and the COD fee isn't too much to hurt my wallet
     
  2. Jonkl

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    Hi, I am wondering if there are any discounted tickets for Kamui Ski Link in Hokkaido? Only going for a day trip. 2 adults + 1 kid under 5. Cheers
     
  3. Sandy

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    I looked on Winterplus, and nothing for Kamui.
    There may be other coupons around.
     
  4. ACHAD

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    Stupid question how do you do this? I have the same problem.
     
  5. silva

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  6. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Realistically, it's a little on the marginal side. 23,000yen for 5 days is 4600yen/day.
    Compare near bottom of previous page free coupons discounts:
    Example of typical 5 days in that area, with free coupon discounts:
    Shiga Kogen: 5500yen/day. Coupon, 6500 with 1000yen for lunch for 6200yen. Lift ticket = 5200yen.
    Nozawa Onsen: 5200yen/day. Coupon, 6200 with 1000yen for lunch, for 5700yen. Lift ticket = 4700yen.
    Ikenotaira: 4000yen/day. Coupon, 5000 with 1000yen for lunch for 4000yen. Lift ticket = 3000yen.
    Suginohara: 4800yen/day. Coupon, 4800 for 4000yen. Lift ticket = 4000yen.
    Akakura Kanako/Akakura Onsen: 6000yen/day. Lift ticket = 6000yen.

    So best deals there are Shiga Kogen & Akakura Kanako/Akakura Onsen(and Arai). But the above 5 days with 4 days of free coupon discounts = 22,900yen.
    Best use would be 5 people for one day each at Shiga Kogen & Akakura Kanako/Akakura Onsen, where you'd save 700yen each at Shiga K, 1400yen each at Akakura Kanako/Akakura Onsen and 800yen at Arai.
    If it's just one person, it's not worth ordering online, the paying the money up front.
     
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  7. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quite many(200) Japanese ski resorts join "Snow Magic 19", and lift tickets are for free for 19 years old people(you need to install an app). Almost all ski resorts in Fukushima Pref join "Snow Magic Fukushima", and not only 19, but also 20, 21 and 22 years old don't need to pay for lift tickets on weekdays(19 = for free on weekends as well). If you or your Children are between 19 - 22 years old, you can make the ski travel cheaper. They've been doing Snow Magic 19 and Snow Magic Fukushima(19 - 22) in recent years, not only this year, so I assume they'll have Snow Magic 19 and Snow Magic Fukushima in the future(2020, 2021, 2022 -----) too.

    About Snow Magic : https://www.powderskijapan.com/snow-magic/

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  8. silva

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    Thanks Sandy
    We will be skiing at Shiga and Myoko so I thought it looked like a reasonable deal. I need something I can put on my credit card before leaving Australia as I use the credit card insurance and have recently found out that my preferred card (used to pay for flights) has changed the PDS so anything apart from designated runs is not covered. My other card is still a bit more lenient and does not have the exclusions so I need to put $500 of ground content on it before leaving Australia. I have not found anywhere else that will allow me to book and pay in advance for lift tickets. Any other ideas?
     
  9. Sandy

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    A 5 day pass that Shiga Kogen is 25,500yen.

    Or you could pay cash.
     
  10. silva

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    Thats the thing - I need $500 put of land content expenses on my credit card before I leave Australia. I cant find anywhere to buy lift passes online direct from the resorts (Shiga Kogan or Myoko area). Do you know of any other deals where you can pay for lift passes in advance by credit card?
     
  11. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What about prepaying hotel?
     
  12. silva

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    One is already done by paypal and one is payment on arrival only.
     
  13. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You need to purchase a VPN plan first if that's what you mean?
    It's not just a setting on your computer you can alter
    Then generally you can select which server you want your traffic diverted through
    My VPN has servers in most countries
    It's getting harder to overcome geoblock with the larger entertainment organisations and Government departments, but a Japanese website selling vouchers will generally not have the ability or interest in recognising a Japanese server as being part of a VPN network
    On the other hand Fox ,Amazon or the US Government can and probably will
     
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  14. Crispy013

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    When do the Snow Navi coupons usually become available?
     
  15. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Towards the end of December
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What are you doing when you're not influencing US elections @MisterMxyzptlk ?
     
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    Just so happens that my daughter is 19 and we’ll be doing 8 days in Shiga Kogen mid-late Jan. i’ll Get her to check it out. Do you know if this is just for Japanese residents or is it open to foreigners as well?
     
  18. Ramenman

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    180 Japanese ski resorts join "Snow Magic 19", but each ski resort has a bit different rules. Many ski resorts = 19 years old is for free everyday except Japanese holidays for the whole ski season. But Shiga Kogen is different. Shiga Kogen = Only weekdays between February 3rd and February 21st. So, if you are coming in January, your daughter can't apply for it at Shiga Kogen unfortunately.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I appreciate it
     
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    22 means all;)
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  23. jc87

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    Any coupons/cheap tickets for Hakuba valley still around?

    anyone know of any multi mountain Hakuba ones?

    In Tokyo 18th Jan then up to hakuba 22nd Jan

    thanks
     
  24. Crispy013

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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can neither confirm nor deny my involvement
    But as a heads up I just saw this as I lie in bed with a cup of tea looking out at some falling snow in Hirafu so you've probably got a pretty good idea where my ill-gotten Bitcoins end up
    Gondorrrrra!!!!
     
  26. jc87

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    Not sure if this the most appropriate thread but I can’t seem to find a better one when searching.

    Heading to hakuba 22nd Jan , first time there. Have done niseko seasons in the past.

    does hakuba do any hourly lift tickets like the 150hr niseko one where once you swiped on it would deduct an hour from your account, thus you could get as many laps in as possible within an hour and then head hole if you wanted.

    awesome ticket for if you were going through the gates or finding a side country area to play in without needing lifts.

    This trip though I won’t be riding all day everyday like previous trips and thought this type of ticket would be perfect for this.

    But I can’t seem to find anything similar for hakuba. I’m not even sure if niseko still do that ticket.

    any advice for hakuba would be much appreciated!
     
  27. Crispy013

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    No such ticket. I’m sure Niseko has also canned this ticket.
     
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  28. Sandy

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    In any case, using free coupons, lift tickets in Hakuba are WAY cheaper than Niseko.
    Just don't buy the Valley Pass tickets, (6100yen for 1 day), and you will save up to 2000yen (e.g. 4100yen for Iwatake)
     
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  29. jc87

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    damn, that was such a good ticket!
     
  30. jc87

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    thanks :)

    I am with a group of friends and partners, very mixed ability levels and don’t know which mountains will be riding each day. Maybe making it hard to not have a valley pass?

    I will re read this thread to get a better understanding of where and how to get/use coupons.

    I am also a big fan of trying to be on one of the first lifts up. Might not work with coupons and getting tickets each morning?
     
  31. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, I get out early in the morning, and use coupons....
     
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  32. jc87

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    Hi sandy

    With the blank free coupons you posted, I may be missing something very obvious but, what are the discounts for each mountain?

    Is that info in the other pics with pre filled info in Japanese? below your post with the blank coupon pics?

    Also, with the blank coupons or the snowavi coupons, just for my own understanding, you print them out, fill them in, and take to the ticket office to exchange for a reduced ticket?

    can you go to the ticket office the day before and pick up tickets for the next day?

    Many thanks in advance

    thanks

    jake
     
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    Does anyone know if the following still exists.

    You used to be able to pay an extra 1000Y and get a Hirafu day pass with your return whiteliner (or similar) airport transfer.

    Not sure if i will use it... but was curious if it still existed.
     
  35. argento

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    I am a bit confused....

    I thought what sandy posted (i.e. the blank coupons) were the snowavi ones. So, what's the difference between what Sandy posted and these Snowavi coupons?
     
  36. Sandy

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    Snownavi link is on the first post. There others I posted cover more areas than Snownavi.