JaPOW: Get your heart racing in Hokkaido!

Recap of the 2019 Snow Endurance Festival

January 27, 2019

2020 scheduled for Sunday, late January

A low-key, fun-filled event in the heart of Hokkaido, the Snow Endurance Festival is a great day out for all ages!

Whether you’re a reluctant snow first-timer or a powderhound with a competitive streak, outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities are welcome!

  • Trade the skis and boards for snowshoes, running shoes, or a fat bike to experience Hokkaido like never before.
  • Slow or swift, moving yourself through snow is sure to get your muscles burning and heart racing!
  • The distances may sound short until you’re pushing through the snow – and there’s lots of it in the heart of Hokkaido!

events

SNOW BIKE

Ride a fat bike (or similar) for three loops on a 2KM course! Sounds and looks easy, right!?
* rental bikes are not available

SNOWSHOE RUN

Challenge snowy snow hills and trek through an isolated forest with a pair of snowshoes! Run or walk, 5KM or 10KM.
* rental snowshoes with poles are available

SNOW RUN

Complete 5KM or 10KM atop a 2KM course of compacted snow. Throw in some gentle up-downs and you’ll be huffin’ and puffin’ in no time! Do it in your normal running shoes – no special gear required.

Can’t decide which event strikes your fancy?
You don’t have to pick!
Choose one, a pair, or go all in.

access

From Asahikawa

・30 minutes by car to the event venue at Kamui Ski Links.
・Rental cars are recommended; taxis will also be available
・Shuttle buses to Asahikawa will be available for the return only (¥1,000/person)