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Media Release Annual Sapporo Snow Festival

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by Skipress, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Skipress

    Skipress Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whilst skiers and boarders are aware of the Winter Olympics start this week there is another significant snow and ice event also taking place. It is the 65th Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events, that entices a growing number of Australians every year.

    Niseko-based SkiJapan.com is offering two coach departures for snow enthusiasts whilst the seven-day array of snow and ice sculptures takes place at numerous locations in Sapporo.

    This extraordinary line-up of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures that began in 1950, has grown from humble beginning to one of the most well known snow-related events world-wide.

    Visitors can view the technically perfect and visually magnificent ice carvings, some of which feature real crab, squid and salmon encased inside, at one location then check out a family-friendly adventure land of snow, ice sculptures, snow maze, tube slides, snow rafting at another. And for foodies there's an international food fair at Odori Park.

    “Many visitors to Niseko purposely plan their trip to coincide with this worldwide spectacle,” said Anthony TrovatelloOperations Manager SkiJapan.com.

    “We anticipate a large number of Aussie and international guests will travel to this year’s Sapporo Snow Festival.

    “It’s the perfect event for avid skiers and boarders who want to make the most of their on snow time and still experience Japanese culture and events. We have coordinated a coach service on 6 or 10 February departing Niseko at 12.45pm to allow guests to enjoy the fresh snow all morning, then head to the Ice Festival.

    “The cost for the round trip journey is a very reasonable 6,500 Yen (about $75) for an adult and 5,000 Yen per child.

    “Plus the timing of the return coach journey to Niseko ensures visitors, particularly families, are home in bed by 11pm ready for more powder adventures the next day!

    "On the days we do not offer a coach to the Sapporo Snow Festival, or our service is full, our in resort staff will help to organise a trip by using the train or other bus options available to make sure visitors from Australia don’t miss out on the greatest snow show on earth,”

    For more information contact the SkiJapan.com office in Niseko for further details & bookings 0136 22 4611.
     

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  2. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Note also there is an equivalent smaller version on at the same time (Feb 6-11) in Asahikawa and likely NOT have a large number of Aussies going. I'll be there tomorrow.