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  • January 27, 2018

3rd Inter-Chamber Ski Race

Come join us on the slopes of Hakuba for the third edition of the Inter-Chamber Ski Race 2018!

This year's edition will expand on the networking and international part. We will have the race in the morning - again two runs, better one counts, giant slalom and doable for everyone - and the networking party in the evening. For the networking we are also expecting high-level contacts from the Nagano prefectural government attending (head of division level). Plus, we will have dignitaries from Hakuba-Town surroundings. 

We are expanding in terms of partners for this event. The 3rd Inter-Chamber Ski Race will have the Japan-Austria Society, the Swiss, German, Swedish, Norway, Belgium and Luxembourg and Canadian Chambers as partners. However, we will not sacrifice the family, casual and "gemütliche" atmosphere of the event!


Race day: Saturday, January 27, 2018
(We recommend staying from Friday 26 to Sunday 28)


08:30   Registration and pick-up of numbers
09:30   Race starts
18:00   Award Party 


Happo-One, Hakuba, Nagano


Race: JPY 2,500 per adult / JPY 1,250 for minors under 20
Award Party: JPY 5,000 over 12 years old / JPY 2,500 for children up to 12 years old, free for children under 3 years old.

Registration procedure

Please register with ABC here.
(Deadline: January 17)

Please also be informed of the following:

Hotel bookings:
Please book your own hotel! We have gathered a list of hotels in Hakuba here. Due to an upturn in the ski industry and interest from tourists, the weekends are usually well booked. Therefore, please book early!

Transport to the location:
Please choose your own modes of transport. The following public transport are working well in our experience:

  • Shinkansen to Nagano Station, then switch to Highway Bus, approx. 2 ½ to 3 hours
  • Highway buses from Nagano station depart every hour. Take the East Exit at Nagano station and get on Hakuba bound buses at bus stop no. 6.
    The Bus stop in Happo-one, Hakuba, is about 5min walk to the hotel
  • Super Azusa Chuo limited express train directly to Hakuba station, approx. 4 hours
    After arrival at Hakuba station you best take a taxi to your hotel or ask the hotel how to go there (approx. 10min by car)
  • Highway Bus from Shinjuku to Happo-one, approx. 4,5 hours
    Cost conscious solution with approx. JPY 9,000 go and return

Ski equipment:
If you have no ski equipment, no worries! There are plenty of rental shops in Hakuba. We recommend the Head Sports Station (

NEW - Snowboard race:
As it seems we will have several snowboarders, we will include a snowboard race! If you would like to participate in the snowboard race, please register for the ski race below and send a short email saying you participate as a snowboarder to

EVEN NEWER - Cooperation with iSki: 
iSki is a smartphone application developed for skiers and snowboarders to keep track of the slopes you have covered but also to provide you with all-around information about ski resorts, including lifts and slopes operational status, weather and snow conditions, live camera feeds etc.
For our Inter-Chamber Ski Race, iSki will add the Inter-Chamber iSKI Marathon. This is open for all participants, NOT ONLY for race participants. If you install the app on your smartphone, iSki will record your skiing activity between 12.00am and 4pm on January 27, 2018. For the winners of the marathon we will have great peak-performance jackets, ski-passes etc. at the evening award event party. More details about how to install and use the app for the iSki marathon are available HERE.

Please feel free to invite interested friends, business partners and family. This is a fun networking event with focus on the whole family!


We are looking for prizes for the award party and would appreciate if companies could offer something. We are expecting high-level contacts from the Nagano prefectural government attending, plus, we will have dignitaries from Hakuba-Town surroundings. We are expanding in terms of partners for this event. If you would like to contribute, please contact




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