Niseko Ski Marathon
Join in the inaugural Niseko Ski Marathon on January 29th, 2017, which is now open for entries. This event will be the first ski marathon of the season in Hokkaido.
The exciting course is a representation of the Niseko area, boasting beautiful pine forests, oaks and birches; amazing views of the iconic Mt Yotei; and of course Niseko's famous snow. To ensure the course is as 'Niseko' as possible, there are some great climbs and descents.
There are two courses to choose from: the 30km or the 10km course. The 30km course features a good mix of terrain, starting in Kutchan town ski area and heading along beside the river and railway. From there, you will race through cow paddocks, around the base of Weiss to the Zabolin forest and more with views of spectacular Mount Yotei and hot springs. The 10km version of the Niseko Ski Marathon is a much more user friendly course with no huge climb, just a nice gradual slope. This is a great course for all including first time racers.
The Niseko Ski Marathon is a community race event joining the local town of Kutchan with cross country skiers from within Japan and from all around the world.