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This is the ONLY Western owned and operated ski lodge in Japan!
PRICES for 2019-2020 season are:
    ski
  • Per person, per night, per bed, PLUS TAX, NO MEALS ARE INCLUDED!
    Open Winters ONLY, usually 20 DEC 2019 untill season close in April 2020.
  • MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS ANYTIME!
  • DURING NEW YEAR DAYS, MINIMUM STAY IS 4 NIGHTS!
    Full kitchen facilities are available if guests wish to cook their own meals, dont forget to bring your own food ingredients!
    We provide dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, salt, pepper sugar, tea and coffee. Use of Microwave, toasters, refrigerator and other kitchen utilities is ok.
  • There is FREE WI-FI available in the whole lodge!

Self service only, make your own beds, cook your own food, wash your own dishes, take the garbage back with you when you leave!

We offer rooms for FOUR persons each with shared bathrooms, no private facilities!

If you pay for FOUR beds, they are yours to use, otherwise we reserve the right to give the beds you did NOT pay for to other guests!

Central heating, (may be turned off by Midnight and on again by 7 AM, depending on occupancy and weather)

VIEWS, LARGE lounge and cash bar!

Access in winter to LODGE is by SKI LIFT, SKI IN or WALKING only!
Advantage is that you can ski DOWN to the ski lifts on your way to the slopes and the 30 ski lifts in the area!

We recommend using BACKPACKS NOT SUITCASES!

Rental ski equipment is available near the bottom of the chair lift.

Please schedule your arrival at the LODGE by 3 PM on week days, and on week ends not later than 8 PM, as the ski lifts close on week days by 5 PM and on week ends by 9 PM. Later arrival means you have to WALK!

We need you to tell us by E-MAIL that you are coming so we can advise you if the dates you choose are available so you can then make your reservation and payment, then we can get ready for your arrival!

We need the FULL NAMES and E-MAIL addresses of ALL the persons in your party that are coming.

For reservations and questions, please contact us by E-MAIL only to: STITYO@aol.com

Please visit our blog to see the incredible area! www.stireservations.com/stiskilodge

Open Winters ONLY, RESERVATIONS must be made and paid for in FULL in ADVANCE!

Nearby walking distances are the following recommended restaurants:

HIIRAGI RESTAURANT Excellent European food
WOODY'S RESTAURANT Marvellous Japanese food

PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE ON RESERVAION!

For all reservations made more than 30 days before arrival, FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 30 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL!

For all reservations made within 30 days before arrival

FULL PAYMENT IS DUE ON RESERVATION DATE!

DEPOSIT:

FOR ALL RESERVATIONS MADE MORE THEN 30 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL, A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 25% OF TOTAL DUE MAY BE MADE! The balance, after deduction of Deposit, is due and payable in full not less than 30 days before ARRIVAL!

CURRENCY:

All prices are shown in JAPANESE YEN (JPY), if paid in any other currency, exchange rate on day of payment will apply.

CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS AT THIS DATE!

PAYMENTS:

Payment in local currency, in which case cash or bank transfer will be acceptable, all payments in foreign currencies must be in form of a BANK DRAFT payable to STI SKI LODGE.
ALL BANK CHARGES AND FEES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOOKER!

BANKING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN BY E-MAIL ON NEXT BUSINESS DAY THAT RESERVATION IS MADE!

CANCELLATION:

Of total RESERVATION more than 30 days before arrival any deposit lodged is NOT refundable. If cancelled less than 30 days before arrival the deposit or any other payment made is forfeited.

RESPONSIBILITY:

STI SKI LODGE and/or SPECIALTY TOURS - INTERNATIONAL acts only as provider for the services involved and will not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions, injury, damage, delay, loss or default whether negligent or otherwise of services in connection with any reservation made.

TERMS:

A copy of these terms are posted in our office and on our website and may be obtained upon demand.
The above terms are applicable in all cases whether such advised to purchaser verbally, in writing or not at all.

We reserve the right to change or alter these terms with or without notice. Other conditions and terms may also apply, please visit our website to see these if needed.

Open Winters ONLY, RESERVATIONS must be made and paid for in ADVANCE!

Peter Brunner

Born in Austria. Australian Citizen, he now lives part time in USA and Canada and comes to Japan in winter.

His main job is running an online Hotel Reservation System, which was started some thirty five years ago and expanded into Japan in 1971. When the ski lodge was also built.

He has guided and made travel arrangements for lots of people including famous persons such as Toshiro Mifune and Yuichiro Miura. He also was a Press Core member for Australia for the 1972 Sapporo Olympics, and brought many Japanese Ski Training Teams to Australia in the 1960's.

Recently, because of his work he goes skiing out of his lodge only on really fine and sunny days. He says he loves relaxing and talking with his guests on the sofa in his ski lodge.

At other times he travels intensively to famous places and ski areas all over the world, sometimes by car, but mostly by plane.

About Echigo Yuzawa region:

Echigo-Yuzawa is located in the southernmost part of Niigata-ken and adjoining Nagano and Gunma. This is a historic hot spring resort, which appeared in the well known novel "The Snow Country" written by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata.

And the area has a lot of history of the Samurai, who used it as a training ground, as well as many famous Budhist Temples, all worth while to see and visit as we as many ski area such as Naeba, the site of the 2016 World Cup Races.

A number of famous ONSEN HOT SPRING resorts surround this area, its an easy and thrilling ride by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo travelling through the countryside and inside long tunnels, one of them is a double helix train track and all this just over an hour from Ueno Station.

About Ishiuchi Maruyama region:

Located in Minami-Uonuma only about ten minutes by bus or taxi from Echigo-Yuzawa Station, this is the Largest ski area in Japan and famous for skiing and boarding, with some 30 chair lifts to enjoy a great variety of slopes as well as a connection over the top to GALA Yuzawa for just a little more cost than a normal day pass, as well as the main area for the best night skiing under floodlights in Japan.

A big area that will take you a few days to fully explore and enjoy its many facilities and restaurants and bars!