There are some really exciting ski and snowboard events and competitions taking place this weekend at Niseko’s Hanazono resort.
Today was the training day for the FIS Snowboard Japan Cup 2011 Halfpipe event. Tomorrow, 29th January, will see the main event and there will be some top riders in action. The competition begins at 09:20 and we recommend getting there early to avoid missing out on a good view point.
Then on Sunday Hanazono will be hosting Bagjump Mania 2011. The Bagjump is an innovative tool used to practice freestyle jumps safely (see image below). So you can expect to see a whole host of skiers and snowboarders going all out to see who can throw the biggest tricks. It’s a great spectacle and not to be missed if you’re anywhere near the area. The competition begins at 11:00.
Head to Hanazono this weekend and you’ll find a lot going on with enough excitement for everyone!