WHAT MAKES snow GODDESS RETREATS DIFFERENT?

Our Team Our Team

Our Team

Many of our employees are a long-time part of our Goddess Retreats family and are truly committed to providing an unparalleled experience, service and professionalism as they share the beauty of their island home with you.

Our Experience

No other competing retreat has the years of experience we have! Established in 2003, and the first to create a pampering women’s only surf retreat in Bali, we have over 14 years of experience living and working in Bali.

Our Experience Our Experience

Our Experience

No other competing retreat has the years of experience we have! Established in 2003, and the first to create a pampering women’s only surf retreat in Bali, we have over 14 years of experience living and working in Bali.

We Mean It We Mean It

We Mean It

Our standards of safety and our genuine warmth and desire to show our guests the best Bali has to offer.

Our Local Ties

Because we have been doing this the longest, we have exclusive agreements with Bali’s best local activity providers. Rest assured knowing that you are supporting not only local businesses, but some of the most skilled instructors, healers and guides in the community. Our guests experience the highest levels of instruction and guidance, both in the surf, on the yoga mat and while they are exploring Bali.

Our Local Ties Our Local Ties

Our Local Ties

Because we have been doing this the longest, we have exclusive agreements with Bali’s best local activity providers. Rest assured knowing that you are supporting not only local businesses, but some of the most skilled instructors, healers and guides in the community. Our guests experience the highest levels of instruction and guidance, both in the surf, on the yoga mat and while they are exploring Bali.

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WHAT MAKES YOUR RETREAT DIFFERENT?

Snow Goddess Retreats goes far beyond what you can experience on most other women-only yoga & spa retreats.

  1. Many of our employees are a long-time part of our Goddess Retreats family and are truly committed to providing an unparalleled experience, service and professionalism as they share the beauty of their island home with you.
  2. No other competing retreat has the years of experience we have! Established in 2003, and the first to create a pampering women’s only surf retreat in Bali, and have over 14 years of experience developing and facilitating additional retreats all over the world!
  3. Our standards of safety and our genuine warmth and desire to show our guests the best their retreat location has to offer.
  4. Because we have been doing this the longest, we have exclusive agreements with the best local activity providers. Rest assured knowing that you are supporting not only local businesses, but some of the most skilled instructors, healers and guides in the community. Our guests experience the highest levels of instruction and guidance, both while enjoying snow sport activities and while they are exploring Japan.

So while other women-only retreats can look the same on paper, the quality of your experience on our retreat is far superior. We trust you share our vision and we promise we will make your stay in Japan a memorable one. We like to say our retreats are not just a holiday, but a magical journey!

WHY ONLY WOMEN?

Japan is a popular destination for people from all over the world, but women traveling alone are sometimes intimidated by the distance and foreign travel. We make it fun and easy for women to try out or improve their snow skills in a female-friendly and supportive environment.

WHAT IS THE AGE RANGE OF GUESTS?

Our retreats attract women who are young at heart and wise beyond their years! The age range can span from mid 20’s to mid 60’s…with most of our guests being in their late 30’s – 40’s

IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM?

Yes, guests must be 21 years or older to attend unless otherwise agreed to by management and under supervision of a guardian.

I’M GOING BY MYSELF. IS THAT O.K.?

Absolutely! Most of the women on our retreats are solo travellers, as we are the perfect holiday if you want to travel by yourself without being alone!

IF I COME ALONE, CAN I SHARE A ROOM?

Yes, we will match you up with another snow sister. Part of the fun is to meet new friends from around the world!.

DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD?

No. If you are a beginner, we’ll start with the basics and you’ll be on the slopes from day one. We also cater fully for intermediate and advanced riders who want to take their skills to the next level with personalized instruction. The mountain has lots of different level runs to choose from and our small instruction groups allow us to provide excitement for all levels.

I HAVE NEVER SKIED OR SNOWBOARDED BEFORE. IS IT DIFFICULT TO LEARN?

While learning any new sport can be challenging both of these sports are lots of fun to learn if you are open to the process of being a beginner. You will be with good company and in great hands, so you can relax and enjoy the fun of trying something new!

DON’T I NEED TO BE YOUNG, OR AT LEAST VERY FIT TO LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD?

A very basic level of fitness is required if you have never tried skiing or snowboarding before. Snow Goddesses come in all body types, ages and backgrounds. Skiing and snowboarding is a self-paced activity and our lessons are designed so that you can develop your skills in a no pressure and totally supportive environment.

DO YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETS?

We can cater for dairy free and vegetarian diets. At this time we are unable to cater to any other restrictive diets.

WHAT’S INCLUDED AT SNOW GODDESS RETREAT?

You’ll enjoy a 7-day virtually all-inclusive snow skiing or snowboarding and wellness retreat package. Your deluxe snow camp and retreat includes charming ski lodge accommodation, daily ski and snowboarding lessons, delicious healthy cuisine with all meals—excluding two dinners to allow guests to sample some of Hakuba’s fantastic eating experiences. There are no hidden costs. See our Details page for a full list of what’s included.

CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

Yes, you are very welcome to bring your own gear or you can rent it with us for an additional fee.

IS IT MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE RETREAT ACTIVITIES?

All our winter retreat activities at Snow Goddess are optional, so it’s up to you how much or how little you do. You choose the level of activity or rejuvenation to fit your goals and ideals. After a week-long ski or snowboarding adventure, you’ll feel inspired and recharged!

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

You will fly into Narita International Airport (airport code – NRT) near Tokyo.

IS JAPAN VERY EXPENSIVE?

The prices in Japan are on a par with most developed western countries.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?

As this is an all-inclusive vacation, the only things you will need to pay for are any incidentals (such as personal shopping, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, extra spa treatment services) and the 3 meals not included where you get to explore some of the fabulous restaurants nearby.

CAN I USE MY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD IN HAKUBA?

Japan is very much a cash-based society. Around Hakuba you are strongly advised to carry cash and not rely on Hakuba services for credit transactions. Cash advances by credit card can be done at the Post Offices and at 7-11 convenience stores, but some cards don’t work and most places don’t have credit card facilities. Check with your service providers before you arrive or get out enough cash for your whole trip.

IS THERE SHOPPING NEARBY?

Yes, there is a range of shops from snow sports gear to souvenirs and clothing boutiques.

DO YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS?

Yes, there is complimentary wi-fi available in the main lodge living areas.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes, it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance that includes all snow sport activities to join the retreat. Please visit www.worldnomads.com to organize travel insurance after you have a confirmed reservation with us.

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