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5th Inter-chamber Ski Race

Saturday 25 Jan | 09.00 - 21.00

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is delighted to be part of the 5th annual Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat in 2020 at Ishiuchi-Maruyama in Niigata on January 25!  

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Written by Sam

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is delighted to be part of the 5th annual Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat in 2020 at Ishiuchi-Maruyama in Niigata on January 25!

The Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The 2020 edition boasts a new venue: the greatly modernized wintersport resort Ishiuchi-Maruyama, Niigata, conveniently located nearby the Echigo-Yusawa shinkansen station. The race will be a “best of two runs,” easy-to-ski giant slalom also available for snowboarders!

Your partner, friends, or family aren’t into skiing or snowboarding? No worries! The area boasts one of the most active onsen scenes around Niigata – there are even tours to experience five different onsen a day!

Accommodation can be arranged freely by participants themselves, fitting their needs as families, groups of friends or single participants.

 

Event Itinerary

Saturday, January 25

— 8.30am: Shuttle bus from Hotel NASPA New Ohtani to the ski area Ishiuchi-Maruyama

— 9.00 to 9.45am: Receive race numbers at the registration counter in the Austria Snow House at the top of the slope (the Austria Snow House also offers a nice Austrian cafe!)

— 10.00 to 12.00pm: Race! Different groups, two runs.

— Free time in the afternoon for individual activities (a good time to visit a local onsen or two!)

— 6.00pm to 9pm: Award Party at the NASPA New Ohtani Hotel

— 7.30pm: Award Ceremony and Raffle Drawing

— 9.00pm: Doors close.

 

Registration

Participation fee

Race: JPY 2,500 for adults; JPY 1,250 for minors under 20
Award Party: JPY 5,500 for participants over 12yo, JPY 2,500 for children between 6 and 12 years, free for children under 6yo

Austrian Business Council (ABC) will organise registration.

 

Please follow the link here to book with the ABC.

The ABC will update all registrants regarding the location of the registration counter, a map of the race slope, and information regarding ski lift tickets etc. after they have received your registration.

Registration deadline is January 17th, 2020.

 

Access

The Ishiuchi-Maruyama resort is just one and a half hours from Tokyo using the Joetsu Shinkansen shinkansen to Echigo Yuzawa Station. From there, you can use the regular free shuttle bus service running from Echigo Yuzawa station to the Hatsukaishi and Chuo entrances of Ishiuchi-Maruyama. The journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station to takes just 10 minutes.

For more information about the Ishiuchi-Maruyama ski resort, please visit there website here.