Things run on time and the timing is quick. You need to be at the door with all your things, ready to exit the train car the second that door opens to the platform. That means one arm around the ski bag, the other gripping your duffle, and your boots securely attached to your backpack. (These can be easy to forget when you’ve stashed all your luggage away for the train ride. And that’s another story.) The door will literally shut behind you. It's exhilarating!
The following tips, tricks, and packing suggestions are entirely designed to make this experience dialed so you can focus on the adventure and maximize your time skiing Japow!