I would like to extend our thanks to yourself and the rest of the snowbeds team for helping to organise what was a great trip for all of us. I don't usually book package deals, however this one did make things a lot easier and I'm now more likely to do it in the future.
Special thanks to Steve, Kanniko, Paul, and the rest at Hotel Echo for helping in every way possible and making our stay comfortable.
I'm sure any of us would be happy to recommend Snowbeds Japan for any future travel to Hakuba.
On behalf of our group (Stacey, Duncan, Belinda, Gregg, Bianca and Clay) that stayed in echo hotel in Hakuba last week I want to thank you and your team for organising everything and looking after us while we were there. All of the staff were genuinely nice and helpful, and the accommodation was as great as we expected. Everything went smoothly and everyone really enjoyed the snow trip.
To put it in perspective, all 6 of us have traveled the globe and 3 of us are experienced in snow... A combination of good friends and good location/accommodation/service!!!!
A late note to say thank you for your assistance in organising our week's accommodation in Hakuba - we had a great time!
We managed to check out most of the nearby fields with some cracker days at Cortina. We also stumbled across the Sounds Like Cafe and the burgers were a huge hit with the hungry boys in our crew!
Thanks for a great holiday.
We had an awesome time in Hakuba. I just wish I could have stayed longer than 2 weeks. After trips to Whistler and New Zealand I final had a snow trip with lots of fresh snow! So I don't think I'd bother doing a snow trip anywhere else other than Japan from now on I reckon.
The brownie condos worked really well. They were big enough and warm enough and the drying room downstairs was really handy. Location wasn't too bad being only short walks to most stuff.
So overall everyone had a great trip and we'll all definitely be back and I'd recommend Snowbeds to anyone else who's thinking of going.
L. Bradburn and the rest of the crew
We got home a week ago from our trip and I thought I would drop you a line to let you know that all went really, really well.
Tetsu and the staff at The Meteor made our trip so enjoyable with their incredible high level of hospitality and customer service. And we had fun learning lots of Japenese words trying to communicate with them. We also really enjoyed the breakfast every morning!!
The skiing was great. We skied 3 different resorts and our kids got right into it. My 8 year old son was hooting down black runs after one week and had never skiied before. So he is hooked now!! And my 11 year old daughter was skiing really well by the end of the week.
I think our overall impression was the Japanese people are beautiful, the skiing awesome for only a 9 hour flight to get there and it was a really peaceful, scenic place.
So overall we love the place and can’t wait to go back. Brett wants to go again by the end of the season just with our son actually!!
My son and I had a thought, lets ski japan,Hakuba,as the family has done the Canada thing,we’ll go to Japan.As I have planned many trips before, and working for Qantas too many years ,I wasnt really looking forward to planning transfers,hotel booking ski passes etc.at this point 4 other members had said yes to Japan,now a party of 6.from the first phone call to Snowbeds Travel and Talking to Tina,every part of the trip was made so easy.The Knowledge of the area is second to none.We decide on a small self contained 3bedroom cabin,100 from the ski bus stop.Transfers were booked,7day ski passes booked,this is too easy ,While snowbeds may only be a small travel company they they have a range of accommodation to suit everyone,backpackers,cabins to hotel,But most importantly with the personal touch.
In Hakuba We were met by Mitch, taken to our cabin for the next 7days,and let loose,free wifi so the kids were happy.At one point 2 of our party wanted to do the monkey tour,Mitch no one for doing things later,booked the bus tour and even a taxi to pick them up and return to the cabin,again all done with no fuss.This was more like being on holidays with friends that just happen to own and run a travel company.So to Mitch and Tina and all the staff at Snowbeds Travel again many thanks from the Oneils ratpack we already planning to do this again.
Hi Tina ,was so nice to meet you,as I said that was by far the easiest snow holiday I’ve had in years.Hakuba has relighten my passion for snowboarding and travelling.I think the australian snow field had become so boring ,poor snow, over priced acco,and who should pay $100 a day for a lift ticket! Hakuba was the breath of fresh air we all needed,our photos dont do the mountains justice ,hope to see next year .
Once again, thank you! Everything was awesome and we had a great time! I gave your email to some people I work with, they would like to head that way this weekend. I've been telling everyone about you guys.
Mitch, I have been slack in messaging you and thanking you for personal touch as we enjoyed your chalet and the amazing Hakuba and Echo land. The chalete is amazing and superbly cozy and is a tucked away little gem. We all had a ball and loved the snow experience totally. We have already talked of when next we get back there again; I think we have probably seen close to the best on offer anywhere in the world, so going somewhere else would just not cut it and Echoland was just so safe, charming, cozy, easy and quiet, What more could be asked for!
Thanks for the expereince and hands on touch. Appreciated hugely.
Just a quick note of thanks for all your help with our skiing trip. It's was excellent without any issues and you are a big reason for this.
Thanks again and all the best for the rest of the season.
Just a short note to express our gratitude to you guys for helping make our time at Echoland so fantastic.
We found the chalet to be very comfortable and the location was superb. however all of these things could have been achieved by anyone. What really made the difference was the assistance you gave us with everything. Your personal touch and genuine interst in our well being and holiday experience really made it so much more enjoyable. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends - many of whom are interested in Japan at wintertime.
Our trip was amazing, we had the best time in Hakuba. We were so impressed with our accommodation and the services provided to us there. The owners were so lovely and willing to help with anything we asked. They always drove us out to the ski fields and to go get groceries and anything else we needed. I was sick one night and they drove us down to the pharmacy and then dropped me out to the ski fields later the next morning after everyone had already gone. We really were amazed with how well they treated us all.
Everything we organised with you too worked out perfectly. You were so helpful in organising everything for us and we had absolutely no trouble with any of the arrangements. Everything worked out perfectly once we were there and it was all so well organised we didn't have to worry about anything while we were there.
I will definitely recommend your services and the accommodation we stayed in to anyone I know going to Japan. I've travelled a fair bit and it was definitely the best holiday I've been on we absolutely loved it!
Thanks again for all your help,
The holiday was absolutely fantastic!
I've already forward your details onto a couple of friends who have already seen our pictures on facebook .
Service - Awesome, could not complain about anything. Everything from trying to organise the trip to getting help while we were in Hakuba could not have been better.
I'll definitely be mentioning both your website and yourself for any person keen on going to Japan.
Earlier this year we arrive back from Japan. Firstly thank you Tina for helping us organise the snow component of our trip. The Echoland Hotel in Hakuba was exactly what we wanted - great.
Unfortunately I was quite sick while in Hakuba and only managed a small time on the slopes. I wanted to pass on my extreme thanks to Mitch and the girls at Echoland Hotel. Both went above and beyond the call of duty getting me to the chemist and the doctor [and interperating!]. I would not have been able to get through without them.
Thanks again for everything. I can't wait to book another trip to the snow.
I just wanted to say thank you.
All the transport, logistics worked like a charm and the only surprises with the accommodation that you recommended and organised were pleasant ones.
You probably don't hear much from clients once they get on the plane, but we very much appreciate your efforts and the quality of your service. The back up support from you both while we were in Japan was aslo a stress reliever.
Just wanted to say thanks. We travelled to Hukuba in January 2011 and it was fantastic. This was our first trip to Japan and first time in the snow. Everything was so well organised and taken care of. The chalet our family stayed in was unbelievable and the family who own and run the acccomodation places were lovely. Thanks also to Mitch for looking out for us.
The Jack family
Thanks I was very impressed with how organised you guys are, everything went seamlessly. The accommodation was excellent, really perfect for a stay of two weeks or so.
Thanks for your help.
Just writing a quick but very thankful note to you regarding our recent trip to Japan with your company and the "Bellero" crew!.
I am truely thankful and appreciate all of the work you and your staff went through to get us to Japan and back. I must say what a wonderful place Hakuba is and how warm and friendly the locals are.
Once again thankyou and when people ask about our trip I always drop your name and the "Snowbeds" name into the conversation.
Thankyou very much from the Fabiani Family
We had a great time - terrific snow, wonderful skiing. Our accommodation was excellent - just the right size for the two of us and so convenient to everything to be enjoyed at Echoland.
Thanks so much for all your help with organizing things for us - the transfers from Nagano to Hakuba worked extremely smoothly - everything went to plan.
Will be in touch when we need to book our next trip!
Our trip to Hakuba was awesome!!!!! I've never been in that much snow before. Accommodation was fantastic and the hosts we're excellent , they were very helpful. The whole package was just great. We were only there for nine days but for the four of us we had the best boarding we've ever had in unreal conditions!!! Hakuba Valley is such a beautiful place, We are definitely going back in the near future.
Thanks for setting our trip up, wouldn't have changed anything.
We really did have a great time.
The skiing was excellent; the accommodation and services were absolutely great. Everone we encountered were most accommodating and friendly. Sure to be back some time.
Thanks for your patience with all the various enquiries in the set up.
As expected in Japan everything ran smoothly and having some of the best snow falls of the season certainly helped. The Annex was a real highlight. Very convenient with shuttle services, restaurants etc. Echoland is definitely the nicest area.
Thanks again for all your help and dealing with the whims & idiosyncrasies of a large party.
Booking - You were excellent. Credit to you...
Airport Pickup & Transfer - Excellent.
Accommodation - Again, really good.
Equipment - They were able to change from board to ski when they liked. Staff were friendly when we showed up etc.
P Hanna's recommendation on Snowbeds was a good one.
Thanks again for all your help, we had a great holiday!
everything went perfect.
the accommodation was awesome for the price, the owners of the hotel were far friendlier than they needed to be, but that's what you get in Japan, the service there was awesome.
all in all we cant say a single bad thing about whole experience organised through you guys. even lost my ski pass on the second day and had it recovered through the help of you guys.
keep up the excellent work, will be reccomending you to all friends and co workers planning on going to the snow.
As with our visit 2 years earlier, we had a fabulous time and appreciated the arrangements you made that ensured our visit was such a great experience and without issue.
Skiing in the region is fabulous, both for value and conditions, and we thoroughly recommend this to any skiers along with availing your services to simplify the one-stop-shop approach for accommodation, gear rental and lift tickets.
We did enjoy the Snowbeds Chalet with its well equipped kitchen, washing machine and space - ideal for a family or even 2-3 couples.
We had an amazing time!
The staff at Echo Hotel were amazing, I've never had such good service. Everything was easy and everyone was helpful.
We really enjoyed our time there and will be recommending you to everyone.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your help in arranging our holiday to Hakuba. We had an absolutely amazing time
I just wanted to let you know that we really loved our visit to Hakuba and the Echo Hotel. We had awesome weather and lots and lots of snow and great powder snow for skiing. The hotel really looked after us and made us feel very welcomed and special and it was so nice that they were there to great us upon our arrival.
We really enjoyed Hakaba, especially the Echo Hotel - we will be returning. So many thanks and grateful if you could also thank and send our compliments to the staff at the Echo.
We were very impressed with Hakuba as a skiing/boarding destination. I have skiied in Aus, NZ, the US and Europe previously, and Japan has been by far the most economical location, with excellent quality snow, pleasent friendly locals and few crowds at the lifts.
The Snowbeds service was excelent, everything was ready for when we arrived.
All the best,
My wife and I had an amazing stress free trip thanks to you guys! I went through you because of all the great reviews you had online, and because I didn't have time to try to plan a ski trip myself. it was so easy to set up this trip from your website, and since this was my first ski trip, I was very glad for that! As for the trip we never had to worry about a thing. Travel was smooth and stress free, and the chalet you recommended was even more incredible than you made it sound! Honestly, I never would have been able to set this up without you. Thank you so much, we couldn't be happier and will be using Snowbeds again!
We arrived home early Wednesday morning from our ski trip to Hakuba and wanted to say a huge "Thank You" for all you organised for us and to tell you we had the time of our lives. We never imagined how beautiful Hakuba really is or what a great time we would have. The chalet was just gorgeous and everything just fell into place so wonderfully. One day Peters ski jacket zip broke and the guys at the ski shop swapped it over in an instance. I hope I go back there one day. I loved the place, loved the snow and feel like I dreamt the holiday. Also pass on our thanks you's to Mitch, he was wonderful as well.
I can't stress enough what a wonderful time we had. I will recommend you guys any day.
Finally get a chance to send you a quick email to say a huge "thank you" Every one of us had a fantastic time and we are really keen to go again next year.
I have to thank you again, the trip was great and you at Snowbeds helped me throughout, both your service and the service at Shakespeare was outstanding. Thank you so much for helping me get up there and I know that when I go again I will be giving you a call first.
We had a blast over there - the snow was amazing!
As for Snowbeds Travel - I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is travelling overseas for some boarding. And when we go over next time I will be using you guys as well.
On behalf of Kellie and myself I would like to sincerely and deeply thank you for the effort you put in to make our holiday the success it was.
Thank you also for booking the restaurant which was the best meal we have ever eaten.
I have already contacted our group of skiing friends and advised them of how great Hakuba was and that we have the best travel agent.
Once again thanks
Snowbeds - the service and advice you provided was helpful and it was great being able to organise all the lift passes and gear over the phone. Its also helpful dealing booking something for Japan through and English supplier.
We had a ball and hopefully would love to be back there next year!
Thanks very much for helping us to organise the package - we will be recommending you in the future.
Thank you for all of your help in booking our ski holiday to hakuba, the accomodation was fantastic and all went well.
i am delighted to say that the skiing holiday in hakuba was amazing, your organisation was great, all staff were very polite and nothing was too much trouble. thank you for the advice on getting the express train from the airport and the bullet train from tokyo, all your information was correct and quite easy to follow.
Thank you for your fabulous prompt and efficient service both in Oz and Japan.
We had an awesome time in Hakuba. Thankyou both for all your efforts.
The chalet (Chalet Snowbeds) is fantastic, roomy and in a great location, our kids really enjoyed having some English TV to watch as well. Sandy and I couldn't get over how smoothly everything went using Snowbeds Travel from the booking to being picked up at Nagano, Mitch helping with our gear hire when we arrived and arranging for the transfers back to Nagano. If we hadn't stumbled across your website we would probably still be trying to sort everything out.
Kim and I would like to pass on the highest of kudos to Snowbeds.
The overall package just proved to us that you can still get great value for money, given that there is often a misconception that Japan is an expensive country to travel in; we were pleasantly surprised.
We are planning to return to Hakuba for next year's ski season.
Thanks for taking the hassle out of our holiday!
The holiday was perfect. Your service was just what we had been looking for.
We would like to go again and now that we know you guys there is no worries at all.
Our Snowbeds Travel experience was great! Before we left, Tina's help and advice for planning our trip was awesome, and the price was very competitive. When we got to Hakuba, we stayed at Echo Hotel, and the staff there were the nicest I'd ever come across. They always went out of their way to help us, and they even helped us plan a surprise birthday cake for one of our friends!
Great breakfasts, great location - couldn't have been better.
Just would like to thank you for organising the trip for us, and for persuading me to go with Echo Hotel, our time in Hakuba was greater than great.
Special thanks to Tina for her professional service.
We had lots of fun and will look at returning late this year or early next.
We were very impressed with the service that Snowbeds provided. The accommodation was affordable and very comfortable. The support from Mitch and the kind staff at Meteor while we were in Japan was top notch..
We will all be recommending and using Snowbeds in the not too distant future. Thank you very much for your assistance.
The service Snowbeds has provided has been first class.
Our family has just returned from an extremely good time in Japan - a large part due to the input of "Snowbeds".
Thanks again to Snowbeds for great delivery of a great Hakuba experience.
Thanks so much for all your help in organising our ski trip, we had a blast, and the Echo Hotel is a wonderful place with such lovely staff!!!!
Thanks again Tina, your help and prompt responses were very professional, we will definitely be contacting you again in the future!
We really felt as though the staff went out of their way to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, which was lovely.
The welcome pack we received on arrival from snowbeds was really helpful. We were so impressed by the whole trip and look forward to returning to Hakuba sometime in the future.
We really appreciate it and had a wonderful time!
Many thanks for giving me and my fiance the chance to go snowboarding. It was a wonderful holiday made easy by your hard work.
The hotel staff at the Echo hotel made us feel really special and when we left it was almost like leaving family. The hotel on a whole was excellent as was the breakfast every morning.
Many thanks for probably the best holiday we have ever had.
P & V Brewster
Just to let you know we had another great trip. Thank you for your attention, organising everything for us.
What they did for us at the Echo was just outstanding.
B. Smith (08/09)
we can't speak highly enough about your processes from our first initial contact right through and as you indicated prior to our trip the people at the Hakuba (sic Echo Hotel) Hotel were just outstanding.
B. Smith (07/08)
Thank you for all your help that greatly contributed to our holiday gooing so smoothly.
Thank you again for all your guidance,
Thanks for your service and assistance I'm sure will do again.
All the best
The trip was awesome! Some incredible powder.
Thank you for organising a wonderful trip for us. We had a ball and we can't express enough how much we enjoy it and it was the perfect stop over for the UK. Thank you very much again and we will be going back.
The trip was fantastic. It was very easy to organise and the accommodation and skiing was fantastic. I don't have a negative word to say. Keep up the good work!
It was brilliant and the only downside to the trip was having to leave!
We had a great time the snow was awesome . Service was amazing, our hosts went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed the very best of Hakuba. We really felt looked after.
R. Van Kouwen
Everything went perfectly.
Your professionalism is outstanding.
Thank you for arranging such unforgettable stay in english-style
hotel. Special thanks to your english speaking staff. Everything was
We had a great time - I've given out all the cards you gave me...
Your service was great.
Booking with snowbeds was very easy.
I just wanted to thank you for organizing our trip!
Everything went well and we had a great time.
Many thanks for organising a wonderful holiday in Hakuba for me and my girlfriend last week; everything worked out extremely well and we both had a fantastic time.
I would like to thank you for your excellent service that we appreciated very much.
As we organize several ski trips every winter, we would like to use your service again wherever your service can cover.
We just arrived back last night from Hokkaido- Furano which was the second leg of our trip, where we hadn't as much snow as hakuba on our first week,...
As far as the details of the part you arranged for us it was fantastic, everything went perfect.
Thanks for all your help at such short notice, we had an awesome time!!
Had an awesome trip... hanging to go back!
Thought the service was excellent, Thanks for all your help.
Might have to organise a trip back for next season. Definitely use snowbeds again..
C. De Bortoli
We had an awesome time in Hakuba. Although, I have been there before, this time round seemed much more relaxed and comfortable.
The ease of booking the accommodation and package was excellent. We didn't experience any difficulties at all so that was great.
I will definitely recommend Snowbeds Travel to all my friends thinking about a trip to Hakuba. In fact Paul and myself have already agreed to come back next year and bring some more friends with us.
Thank you very much for all your help.
We were very pleased with our stay in Hakuba. Everything went according to plan and we'll almost certainly come back next year, which is a recommendation in itself.
All in our party enjoyed themselves immensely and was impressed by the service you offered.
Thanks snowbeds for a quick and easy booking system. Our time in Hakuba was fantastic with fresh powder and great accomodation. We are already plannning our next snowboarding trip and will most certaintly be booking through snow beds.
It was an awsome trip and we are talking about getting back there at some stage. The people of Japan were very friendly and made us very welcome where ever we went.
Overall everything that was organised on your behalf went very smoothly and all commented on that fact. Thankyou very much!!!
I loved it and I want to go back. It ran perfectly smoothly. The whole country seems to be efficient. The skiing was great.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in organizing our trip in February. We had a really amazing week (a few of us are only just getting over the soreness of 6 big days skiing!) and everything went really smoothly. If you could also please pass on our regards to the management at Echo Hotel, they were absolutely superb and the facilities were excellent.
We had an awesome time in Hakuba. The group was terrific and the good snow helped. Snowbeds did a great job catering to everyones needs and constantly updating things. I cannot say a big enough thankyou to the family at Echo-Hotel for their hospitality and awesome service. They left such a huge impression on everyone.
Everything was very well organised. Loved the accomodation, better than we anticipated.
Would have no hestitation in recommending Snowbeds Travel
Thanks so very much for everything Tina!
You've been very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
We will certainly recommend you to all our friends and look you up first, next time we travel.
In all we were very pleased with the organisation by yourself / Snowbeds which made for a pleasantly memorable holiday with best skiing ever (inc trips to Germany, Switzerland and Austria !) and think this is a wonderful and well priced skiing holiday for Australians. We certainly plan to go again !
We really would like to thank you for the excellent arrangements.
It was a sensational holiday/experience and I hope its not too long before I can return.
We were very happy with the Snowbeds Service right from the time we were picked up at the railway station in Nagano through to the day we were transfered to the Hakuba Railway Station over the seven days we were in Hakuba.
We will definately be back next year if we remain in Asia.
Thank you for all your help. I have given your details to as many people in Shanghai as possible.
Just a v. quick e-mail to say thanks for all your help with our booking, I know we had lots of e-mails back and forth! We had a great trip and were v. lucky with the amount of snow.
We had an amazing time in Hakuba.
The accommodation exceeded all expectations and we were delighted with the standard and service received. The family running the chalet were just brilliant and the location was excellent as well.
I found yourself and Snowbeds a pleasure to deal with and you made the experience seamless.
thanks for everything that you arranged for us. The trip was a blast. We absolutely loved everything about the accommodation, people and Hakuba. Skiing was great, food was great and the people were friendly and accommodating.
We were very happy with our Snowbeds experience. The chalet was excellent
We had a lovely time and look forward to our next trip! I am recommending you to any of my friends considering a trip to Japan.
Absolutely fantastic time, love the accomodation, good value and lovely people at the pension. Snow was good and good food nearby and nightlife. spot on what we were looking for!
It was our first trip to Hakuba after many trips to different parts of Hokaido.We had a great time as there was a great dump while we were there.The pickup and deliveriey from Nagano was well organised and well run. The accomadation at Brownie's villa was first class.
Overall our trip was great and thank you Tina for your help to organise-Fantastic.
thank you for all of your help with our trip - we had a fantastic time.
Thanks for everything.
You have been a wonderful help and thank you for being so tolerant with me disappearing for that little bit.
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