Inter-Chamber Ski and Snowboard Networking Retreat – registration open!

For the fifth time, members, friends and families of foreign chambers of commerce retreat for a friendly race and a great networking evening in the Japanese Alps.

With more than 120 people attending, this is probably the largest inter-chamber weekend retreat in Japan. While organized by foreign chambers in Japan, half the attendees are Japanese, the other half are foreign nationals. Families, partners and children are most welcome!


The race in the morning is a fun and easy giant slalom course, ready for children of any age, snow boarders and those who haven’t skied or snowboarded for quite some time.


Still not into skiing or snowboarding? Enjoy the fantastic and famous onsens of the Maruyama Onsen area – there are even tours to experience e.g. five different onsen a day!


Venue: the greatly modernized winter sport resort Ishiuchi-Maruyama, Niigata, conveniently located close to the Echigo-Yusawa shinkansen station.

Date: weekend of Jan. 25/26, 2020


Accommodation should be arranged freely by participants themselves, fitting their needs as families, groups of friends or single participants.

Note: the evening networking party will take place in NASPA New Otani. There will be a morning and evening shuttle bus from the hotel to the ski area and back.


For early birds who decide by Oct. 18th, the Austrian Business Council (ABC) can reserve rooms for JPY 25,000 per night incl. breakfast at the NASPA New Otani. Write them an email if you have decided to participate already:


If your company wants to become a sponsor of this event, or if you have any other questions, please also contact the ABC (Ms. Mami Iwasaki or Mr. Arnold Ackerer) at




JPY 2,500 for Ski/ Snowboard adult

JPY 1,250 for under 20

Award Party

JPY 5,500 for participants over 12 years old

JPY 2,500 for children from 6 to 12 years old

Free for children under 6 years old


Registration through the website:


We look forward to enjoying a great winter – fun – networking weekend together!

Ishiuchi-Maruyama, Niigata
Admission:   JPY 2,500 race / JPY 5,500 award ceremony
Open to:    Everyone
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