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Tomamu Beginner Snowboard Camp

Begin your snowboarding journey with us

Tomamu Beginner Snowboard Camp

Learn to snowboard in 3 days

On this 4D3N camp, you will learn all the basics of snowboarding and be equipped with the necessary technical skills and knowledge to safely navigate down beginner slopes around the mountain. You will learn how to read trail maps, weather reports, avoid mountain obstacles and improve your turns. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to explore other ski resorts by yourself on your next trip.

Designed for first timers and beginners

Want a taste of snowboarding but don’t want to commit too much time or money before deciding if it’s for you? Our beginner snowboard camps are designed to help you learn to snowboard quickly and progress with a fun like-minded group who just like you, are eager to pick up and improve in the sport. The recommended ability level for this camp begins from a complete first timer with no experience, to anyone who is still looking to improve and perfect their S-turns. During the course, the group will be split up by our instructors according to skill level to ensure effective learning.

Shred the slopes, not your bank account

Tomamu is our camp destination of choice as it combines ski-in ski-out apartments, Hokkaido’s famed powder snow and convenient resort facilities – all these and more at affordable prices. Tomamu’s ski resorts will allow you to progress quickly, safely and more efficiently in a less crowded resort environment. With uber convenience in a ski-in ski-out resort, Tomamu’s town design ensures that ski lifts, restaurants, onsens, convenience stores and other attractions all within walking distance.

Trip Info
Camp dates
Select 1 of 8 camps
(1 – 29 Feb 2020)
Duration
4D3N (Sat – Tues) or (Wed – Sat)
& 8D7N (Sat - Sat)
Recommended Ability
Suitable for First-timers and Beginners
Resorts
Tomamu ski resort, Hokkaido

Tomamu Highlights

Why Tomamu is our resort of choice

Why Tomamu?

Apart from having Hokkaido’s world famous powder snow, Tomamu’s relatively quiet slopes and wide selection of gradual and progressive beginner terrain make it ideal for learning. These factors are essential for both your confidence and safety when starting out. The resort’s all-inclusive design with ski-in ski-out accommodation, large variety of dining options with a dedicated food street and an ice village to explore puts the icing on the cake.

Maximum time on the slopes

Convenience is key when you want to maximise your time on the slopes! From New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Tomamu is a swift 2 hour bus ride from the airport directly to the ski resort. From there, you will be geared up, fitted and ready to hit the slopes with our team of instructors.

Camp Dates & Availability 

Our trips sell out pretty quickly! So book now to secure your slot.

All camps are 4D3N packages. Select 1 of 2 itineraries each week, (Sat-Tue) or (Wed-Sat).

Camp 1 – (1-4 Feb) : 5 slots left
Camp 2 – (5-8 Feb) : 5 slots left
Camp 3 – (8-11 Feb) : 1 slot left
Camp 4 – (12-15 Feb) : SOLD OUT
Camp 5 – (15-18 Feb) : SOLD OUT
Camp 6 – (19-22 Feb) : SOLD OUT
Camp 7 – (22-25 Feb) : SOLD OUT
Camp 8 – (26-29 Feb) : 1 slot left

Pricing Overview

Currency in SGD; Trip Duration (4D3N)

Package options:

1) Full Package – Includes accommodation, airport shuttles, lift passes, snowboard lessons & snowboard gear rental

2) Lite Package* (book this to extend your trip)- Does not include airport shuttle & lessons

3) Thinking of extending your trip? Speak to us for possible options

  • Shared Room (Bunk)
  • A bed in a bunk room for 4 people
  • Full Package
    1190 /pax
  • *Lite Package
    690 /pax
  • Shared Room (Bed)
  • A bed in a shared room for 4 people
  • Full Package
    1290 /pax
  • *Lite Pacakge
    790 /pax

What’s Included in the Full Tomamu Trip Package

An all-inclusive beginner snowboard package at your convenience

Package Highlights

Fuss free all-inclusive package

Our Tomamu package includes everything from accommodation, airport transfers, lessons, lift passes & snowboard gear rental. All you need to do is book your flight and make your way to Hokkaido. The rest will be taken care by us.

Free & easy nights

The nights are for you to chill, wind down and explore the town. Explore Tomamu’s famous food streets, ice village, onsens and a spectacular natural ice skating rink.

Learn from dedicated instructors

The camp is led by our 100% english speaking instructors who will be with the group throughout the trip. They will monitor your progress individually to ensure effective learning and to make sure no one gets left behind.

Suitable for individuals, friends and families

All are welcome to join this camp. Choose from booking a single spot for solo travelers or an entire apartment (up to 4 pax) for friends and families.

What’s Included

4D3N ski-in/ski-out accommodation
2 Way airport shuttle transfers
Arrival & Departure pickup
Off-slopes theory session
2.5 Day snowboard lesson programme
3 Day snowboard gear rental (Snowboard set + boots + helmet)
3 Day lift pass
In house gear fitting
Dedicated instructors throughout camp
Supermarket runs
24hrs assistance
Group of like-minded travelers
Not included

Exclusions

Flights

Food and personal expenses

Optional Add-ons (Price Estimate)

Additional rentals (Jacket, pants & goggles)

*Option to book these add-on’s will be available after booking your trip.
**For hygiene reasons, gloves are not rented. Available for purchase.

The Tomamu Accommodation

Ski-in ski-out winter apartments in the heart of Tomamu. Each apartment has 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds.

ITINERARY

What you can expect with us in Tomamu

Day 1: Arrival in Sapporo (Check in: 4pm)

Arrive at Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport (CTS) on Day 1 of the camp, hop on the airport shuttle and make your way to The Ride Side’s winter apartments in Tomamu. Check in at 4PM. If you arrive earlier, you may leave your luggage at the reception and explore the town in the afternoon. Check-in, meet the crew and get cosy in your new winter home. In the evening, we’ll make our way to dinner as a group and get to know one another over some of the best food Tomamu has to offer. Right after dinner, our programme begins with the arrival of your equipment. Our team will get you fitted, give an introductory tutorial session on how to use and handle your new snowboard gear, tips on making adjustments, basic techniques of snowboarding as well as important mountain safety rules to note. This first theory session will help you prepare yourself for the next day on the slopes and ensure everyone makes the most of your time on snow during the lessons.

DAY 2: Your snowboarding journey begins!

Today, your instructors will take you to the slopes to begin your lessons. The group will be split up according to your level of experience (first timers vs beginners) and your instructors will have a lesson plan tailored according to your groups overall ability, fitness and general progression. After the full day of lessons, you will be familiar with strapping into your snowboard, skating around with your board, taking the chair lift as well as sliding and slowing down on both your heel side and toe side variations. These skills will give you the confidence to make your way down beginner slopes slowly and carefully, as wells as avoid any obstacles along the way. The day on the slopes will end at 4pm today and you’ll head back to the apartments to freshen up and explore the town after. Be sure to check out the onsens and ice village in the evening before heading to dinner.

Day 3: Congratulations, today you learn how to turn!

Day 3 of the camp is when we take it up a notch! The morning will be used to practice and improve on your basic heel-side and toe-side progression. Once your instructors see that you are ready, they will introduce to you the techniques of turning on a snowboard. You will use the next half of the day to practice and master both your C & S turns and eventually linking them up and making your turns as smooth as possible. By the end of the day, you will have learnt all the necessary beginner techniques there are to snowboarding and its all about practice from here on.

Day 4: Final day in Tomamu (Check out: 1pm)

Before you know it, Day 4 would have come and it would be your final day on the slopes. The first 2 days are always the most challenging and from here on out, you’ll see improvements and progression a lot quicker. This is when you will really start to enjoy snowboarding and understand why so many are addicted to it. Today you will practice what you have learnt so far to reinforce the techniques and gain confidence snowboarding. The camp will officially end at 12pm but if you have a later flight scheduled, you will have the choice to continue snowboarding till the end of the day. Enjoy your final day in Japan’s never-ending snow as you bid farewell to friends new & old and you make your way to your next destination. Late check out at 1PM.

Detailed itinerary, course outline & a Guest Welcome Pack will be sent once we receive your deposit payment.