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World Igloo Building Championships

February 4


Creative and speed building divisions in this fun, but quite hard day at Osorakan Ski Resort.

See pictures and read more about the first World Igloo Building Championships in 2013.

Get together a team of 4 to 6 people over 6 years old to enter either the 20 minutes speed building contest or the more elaborate artistic category. The ¥5000 per team entry fee includes a free bus between Hiroshima and Osorakan.

Provisional schedule

  • 06:30-06:55 Registration at Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen side)
  • 07:00 Free shuttle bus departs Hiroshima Station
  • 07:30 Rest stop at Togouchi I.C.
  • 09:00 Arive at Osorakan event site.
  • 10:00-10:30 Opening ceremony
  • 10:40-11:00 Explanation
  • 12:00 Competition starts
  • 12:20 Speed category finishes
  • 12:35-12:55 Speed building awards
  • 15:20 Artistic category finishes
  • 15:50-16:20 Artistic building awards and closing ceremony
  • 17:00 Microbus service to free return bus leaves rest house.
  • 18:20 Rest stop at Togouchi IC
  • 19:20 Free shuttle bus rrives at Hiroshima Station.

See our report from the inaugural champs in 2013 here.

Lots more details and entry forms on the official website here.


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Osorakan Snow Resort
Yokogo, Akiota-cho
Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-3801 Japan