Niseko, Japan

2019-20 Grand Hirafu Torchlight Skiing

2019-20 Grand Hirafu Torchlight Skiing

Torchlight skiing, which started with only a handful of people, celebrates its 44th anniversary this time around. On every occasion, approximately 150 people join in the annual New Year’s event on the Niseko Grand HIRAFU ski slopes, making it the biggest torchlight skiing event in Japan.

Skiers, snowboarders – how about celebrating the New Year on the slopes of Niseko Grand HIRAFU, torch in hand? Let’s all welcome the New Year while watching fireworks! Participants will receive a certificate of participation. Afterwards, there will also be an “New Year Lucky Draw”, where you could win prizes!

Below is info from last year’s event for your reference:

If you want to take part, first make sure that you fulfill the participation requirements, and then register at the on-site reception desk during the period stated below.

・Schedule: 22:00 on December 31, 2018 (Assemble) ~ 0:30 on January 1, 2019

・Place: Niseko Grand HIRAFU, Lower part of Kokutai Course ~ Kogen Course

・Capacity: 100 skiers, 50 snowboarders

Participation Requirements: Anyone who loves skiing or snowboarding can take part, regardless of nationality or gender. However, participation is limited to those who meet the following conditions.

・Skiers: Those who can make snowplough turns without using ski poles.

・Snowboarders: Intermediate (or above) boarders who can turn and adjust their speed securely.

・Adults who can follow rules; or children of the upper grades of elementary school or older, accompanied by a guardian.

・Those who can give their consent to the fact that any accidents that occur during the event will be the participant’s own responsibility.

Reception Area: Specially-installed “Torchlight Skiing Reception Desk”, inside Grand HIRAFU Mountain Center

Reception Period: December 29~31, 2019

Reception Hours: December 29: 12:00-17:00, December 30: 12:00-17:00,

December 31: 10:00-17:00

Participation Fee: 1,000 yen

Inquiries: [email protected]

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