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    Bears Den in Goryu

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

You’ll find this friendly, Australian-run lodge just a few hundred metres from the Goryu gondola and other Hakuba 47 lifts, with ski-in, ski-out access and views of the Eastern Mountains. There are just five rooms, all en suite, and the whole place can be booked for larger groups of up to 13 people. Many have had great family holidays here, but remember - there is no kitchen. When not booked out by a single group, rooms are available individually.

At Bear’s Den Mountain Lodge you can expect great service and fantastic food from your knowledgeable live-in hosts, who will be delighted to help you out with recommendations and morning shuttles to your chosen ski spot. In the evenings, kick back in the Japanese hot tub, curl up with a book, board game or film in the snug lounge, or crack open a bottle before heading out for a tasty dinner. Come bed time, you’ll be out like a light as you sink into posturepedic beds dressed in the best Australian linen, and in the morning a hearty Western breakfast will send you on your way again.

  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • WiFi (free)
  • Television
  • Ski Lockers
  • Laundry Facilities

Just 300 metres from Goryu gondola station. You can just about ski to the door. The lodge is a five minute drive from JR Kamishiro Station, and the property offers transfers to local ski areas via its 10-seater van when booked in its entirity.

To book the whole lodge costs about ¥105,000 (£610) a night. - this includes breakfasts and shuttle runs here and there. When not booked out in its entirity, rooms will cost from circa ¥25,000 (£145) per night.

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  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • WiFi (free)
  • Television
  • Ski Lockers
  • Laundry Facilities

Just 300 metres from Goryu gondola station. You can just about ski to the door. The lodge is a five minute drive from JR Kamishiro Station, and the property offers transfers to local ski areas via its 10-seater van when booked in its entirity.

To book the whole lodge costs about ¥105,000 (£610) a night. - this includes breakfasts and shuttle runs here and there. When not booked out in its entirity, rooms will cost from circa ¥25,000 (£145) per night.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.