Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, professional skiers and snowboarders started working together to hold a charity ride and a charity auction as early as late March. They have continued their efforts with the support of local groups related to tourism.

 The third charity auction is now scheduled. We’re now collecting charity items from everyone to support the auction (individuals and companies). We’re waiting for items that are expected to fetch high prices, such as accommodation coupons, meal tickets and so on. We would appreciate your cooperation and participation.

 Date: April 6 (Sun.)

 Place: Grand Hirafu

 Events:  9:00-10:45  Charity ride with professional snowboarders and skiers

         11:00-13:00  Charity auction

 Reception desk:

 Those who would like to participate in the Charity ride are accepted at the special tent in front of the Base ticket box office in Niseko. Participation fee: 500 yen + small contribution

■Contact: Kutchan Tourism Assoc. (Sato) 

TEL: 0136-22-3344

E-mail: [email protected]

 The money raised from the event will be donated to the Fukushima Indoor park project association.

If you have some items to offer to the auction, we’d appreciate it if you could take the trouble to contact the office below or bring the items directly to Sun Sport Land Kutchan by April 4 (Fri.).