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  • Written by Skye Vadas

There’s snow time like the present!

Japan – it’s undoubtedly the mecca for all things snow sports. Famed for its snowfall, providing the perfect dry powder snow, there’s a piste for everyone, from beginners through to the pros.

The ski season in Japan is happening right now and lucky for you, STA Travel has dropped some awesome deals to get you on the slopes, stat!

Pick up an epic Ski Madarao package deal from just $1599, inclusive of return flights to Tokyo, airport pick up and transfer to Madarao and 7 nights’ accommodation at the awesome Hotel Madarao. This perfectly located hotel offers you an unreal snow experience, complete with a ski hire shop, bar and restaurant AND its very own onsen (natural hot spring) so you can relax and unwind after a big day on the slopes. 

You could also pick up a Ski Madarao Offer from $999 inclusive of airport pick up and transfer to Madarao, 7 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Madarao, an epic 5-day Powder Belt Flexible Pass (valid for Madarao, Nozawa, Myoko Akakura) PLUS two free 2-hour lessons to get you carving the slopes quickly, daily breakfast to fuel you for fun, a group dinner and more.

For those looking to seriously elevate their snow experience, STA Travel also has some awesome packages for the brand new boutique alpine festival, Snow Machine! Snow Machine brings four snow-filled days of great music (like Peking Duk DJ Set, What So Not, Hermitude to name a few) and super cool culture to the slopes of Hakuba. 

From just $1495 per person, you could score a 7-night Snow Machine Powder Pack, giving you 7 nights’ accommodation at Hakuba Gondola Hotel/Lodge/Apartments, a 5-day Hakuba 9 Mountain Lift Pass, a 4-day Snow Machine Festival ticket, continental breakfast daily to get you geared up for activities, a group dinner and so much more. 

Virgin Australia has just launched their non-stop flights from Brisbane and offers trips with just one stop from most of the of the other major Australian airports. Commitment issues? No problem. With STA Travel you can secure your flight with a $99* deposit and simply pay the rest later.

Keen to start the adventure? For more information on STA Travel’s Japan ski packages or to book, head to:

These offers end 31 January 2020 so you best get in quick!

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

To book your next adventure, visit an STA Travel store or call 134 782.