The trip itself was amazing, the winter wonder I would do again in a heartbeat. But we needed more information about the 4 day ski add on. We were told everything was paid for then we were told ski hire isnt included but the ski pass is etc. and when we asked for an estimate on cost of hire we were told to do our own research which wasd difficult not knowing the area. Maybe this was more the travel agents fault than contiki's but it would not be too hard to provide this information somewhere. I ended up bringing about $400 for 4 days at hakuba and spent about $270 on 2 days of ski hire and ski passes. If i had known about that cost i could have budgeted way better. The other annoying thing about the '4 days' was arriving there at about 3 pm, getting 2 full days and then needing to leave at 8 am on the '4th day'. It worked out in the end as it cost a lot more than i thought it would but that was a bit annoying to find out. Apart from this I would redo this whole trip in a heartbeat, the entire experience was incredible!