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**** Nagano Resort Explorer Camp 2024

07/01/2024 - 19/01/2024



Two weeks of quality resort guiding and coaching for strong intermediate and advanced riders, looking to shred as much of Japan as they can.

This camp takes you the best possible resort on any given day, throughout the prefectures of Nagano and Niigata. We follow the weather systems intimately and search out the best conditions daily, typically starting at our local base in Madarao Mountain Resort, then choosing from a few dozen different resorts to visit depending on the conditions. Daily transport to all resorts is provided, as are transfers from the local train station in Iiyama. The start and end dates specified above are the departure and arrival days (i.e. not on snow).

The riding for this camp is focused on a blend of all-mountain freeride and freestyle. We'll ride everything from parks and powder, to bump runs and tree-lined gullies.

Like all our Japan camps, our base for these two weeks is the CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao. We all stay together, in our very own clubhouse, coaches included!

The lead coach on this camp will be Keith Stubbs (aka "Stubbsy").

Costs & Inclusions

This snowboard camp includes coaching, 12 nights accommodation, transfers to and from the train station, plus 8 days of lift passes.

Camp Cost
¥‎395,000 JPY - all inclusive with everything in this list!
Coaching & Guiding
8 days of resort-based coaching and guiding over 2 weeks, at 5hrs per day.
Lift Passes
8 days of passes at the resorts we visit along the way (lift passes on days off are additional).
12 nights of accommodation, with daily breakfast, at our very own Japan CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao.
Daily travel to each resort and transfers to and from Iiyama Station.
Epic Additions
Welcome dinner on the first night. Evening video analysis sessions to breakdown and analyse your riding in more detail. Evening beers and banter with the crew!

Ability Levels

This camp will likely have two groups:

  1. A strong intermediate group - for those comfortable on all groomed terrain, beginning to ride off-piste and building their confidence in the park.
  2. An advanced level group - for those who want to push their riding a bit harder, get some good park hits and pow laps, whilst exploring the lesser-known spots in the region.


Accommodation is on a twin-share basis (with ensuite bathrooms), at the vibing CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao (just 100m from the chairlifts of Madarao Mountain Resort), with daily breakfast and a welcome dinner on the first night. Check out CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao here.

A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available at an additional cost of ¥‎2,500 per night (¥‎30,000 for the duration of this camp). If you wish to reserve a single occupancy room, please indicate this in the comments box in the booking form below.

Transfers available from Iiyama Shinkansen Station (bullet train direct from Tokyo) are available on the camp start and end dates. Dates shown are accommodation arrival and departure days.


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