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    Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:21am
Quick question: Does anybody know the name of the site that has info about a Snowboard Program in Japan? The program consists of lots of cultural exploration (snow monkey festival, snow and flame festival i think, language classes etc...) then you get a season pass to a few places also. Their prices include all these things plus lodging and the stay durations range from 4 weeks to 12 weeks I believe. I was just reading about it here the other day and now I can't find it for the life of me...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:32am
I don't know but damn it sounds interesting, will have to watch this thread
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 11:14am
2pha and whoever else may be interested, the program I was looking for originally is very similar to the one offered here: http://www.accesstrips.com/sports/japan-snowboard/ It doesn't show the cost but I imagine it to be in the $6k range. The New Zealand trip perks my interest as well. Anybody have any experience with tours like these?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 11:51am
too expensive for me. but it sounds great. dont you get heli drops for new zealand?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 12:13pm
Sounds like a great program. Althought i went and backpacked through japan for a month last year boarding pretty much the whole time. You still get to see the monkeys and get plenty of language experience.. All in all i spent bugger all. As long as you stay out of Tokyo its pretty well priced
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 12:19pm
what else can you do besides snowboard. i wonder if there is some sort of resume boosting aspect to this..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 1:37pm
I'm guessing spending bugger means not spending too much. The thing is, I'm pretty interested in checking out Tokyo as well. Resume boosting...? Guess it depends on your career field. Maybe if you could find a gig teaching English there it would shine a nice light on you. Other than that, makes for something nice to talk about during interviews.
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i wish i could afford it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 3:05pm
hay ants sounds like a cool experience, can u tell us more?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 4:24pm
yeah this sounds pretty interesting. do you have a link or anymore info?
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uh i would be interested too let me know about that shiz asap.  seriously i would love to go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 5:56pm
I did a study abroad in Japan before but a snowboard program sounds awesome!  Anymore programs in Japan like this?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2010 at 7:46pm
A few friends of mine did a snowboarding tour in Hokkaido this past season.  It was a 10 day affair with a 5 day lift pass and 7 day hotel stay including the flight.  

I am interested in doing the same thing they did in Japan for next season, and im interested in doing NZ in July, although some of my friends who did it say its not as good or worth it as Japan may be.

Insight anyone? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 4:46am
Finally found it!

snowseasonjapan.com

Seriously sounds awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 4:57am
There's someone in the forums who's going to be doing this trip I believe. If you happen to see this, I wish you'd chime in to offer some insight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:52pm
Snowseasonjapan sounds cheaper and longer but it's not anywhere near Hokkaido. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 9:46pm
nagano (1998 olympics) is fine too.
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take me thereee with you.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 12:29pm
It's about the same cost at studying abroad there except you can board all day long!  If I had the time I would totally do the 3 months but 1 month is okay too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:02pm
sounds interesting and Japan is an awesome place even if your not boarding
Might look into it too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:16pm
Just checked out the site and it runs through Jan, Feb or Mar depending on your choices.  All the prices were in pounds so this is just a rough estimate in USD.

4 weeks: $2,820.94


8 weeks: $4,193.30


12 weeks: $5,489.70



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is this already over? :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:28pm
fack this looks so amazing man....riding pow with japanese chicks??? sounds hard to beat.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 8:22pm
word. gotta raise 6K by next year. ebay here i come.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 8:30pm
One could buy much snowboard gear for that price.  Especially at sierra snowboard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 10:09pm
what? ok im just going to buy 6 methods and carpet board it all season.
12 weeks is almost as long as a school semester, except your on the snow everyday.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 3:59am
Originally posted by eriklim

One could buy much snowboard gear for that price. Especially at sierra snowboard.


Seriously...? Why don't you go check out the classifieds then, this might not be the right place for you.

Thanks D for the currency conversions, but I had already crunched those numbers and looked into flight info as well . There's someone around that has done this very program before and I wanted to know what their actual experience was -- in terms of how well the program is put together, ease of travel, etc... the other Japan thread has lots of good info in there too, as well as cool pictures that make my yearning for this trip that much stronger.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 11:52am
Traveling in Japan is easy and convenient especially public transportation because they're always on time and come every 5 minutes so you should have no issues going around throughout the country. 

6k is a good amount to save up because let's say 3k for the 4 week program and 2k for the flight and 1k for spending, which was exactly around the same cost when I studied abroad there for 5 weeks.
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