SONS January 2023 Japan Conference.

SONS Inc is pleased to announce the Niseko Conference including an option 3 day Conference in neighbouring Rusutsu, is offered to its Members once again. Rusutsu registration combined with Niseko offers a fee discount. If you are unable to attend Niseko, a “Rusutsu only’ is available in 2023. Please register early especially if you wish to attend the Banquets as these are very popular and fill quickly. Banquet numbers are set by the Venue and are out of our control.

Registrations are now open

Niseko 9th – 13th January 2023

Rusutsu 15th – 17th January 2023


“Ice Breaker” Banquet – Monday January 9th – 7.30pm-9.30pm

“White Room” Banquet – Thursday January 12th – 7.30pm-9.30pm

“Mountain Gate” Dinner (Rusutsu) – Monday January 16th – 7.30pm-9.30pm


You will need your Membership Number to Register.  If you are not a financial member or are a lapsed Member, you will need to apply by clicking on Membership>Membership Application on the website. If you are unsure if you are still financial please contact us.

NISEKO VENUE – Hotel Niseko Alpen, 204 Aza-Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

RUSUTSU VENUE – Rusutsu Resort, 13 Izumikawa Rusutsu-Mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1711, Japan

(KIRORO, our previous extension venue is currently unavailable to us)

Early Bird Fee – 750AUD

Late Registration Fee cut off  date TBA 950 AUD

DEEP POWDER TOURS 1300 305 451

[email protected]

DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays have been of great assistance in putting in place all our conferences in Japan so far and is the principal agent for the Niseko SONS conference. They play a pivotal role in organising the upcoming conferences in Japan and come highly recommended.

In support of our event, Alpen Hotel provides very attractive accommodation packages if booked via DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays. All registrants who book through DEEP POWER are eligible for a $200 Registration discount at checkout when registering for the conference using your DPT booking number.

Deep Powder Tours can also offer the following discounted room rate for a 7-night stay based on a twin room (2 people) in Alpen Hotel:

Niseko Alpen – $1608.00 per person includes breakfast

Details: Alpen Hotel – Western Room # 01 – Western twin room with ensuite. Room size either 22.3 or 24.3 sq/m. Bedding configuration is 2 x single beds. Rooms are allocated at time of check in.              Share Basis: Twin
Inclusions: Breakfast, Linen, Towels

Deep Powder Tours can also offer the following discounted room rate for a 4-night stay based on a twin room (2 people) in Rusutsu Hotel:

Rusutsu Nth Sth Wing – $1340.00 per person includes breakfast

Details: Rusutsu Resort Hotel – North & South Wing – Western twin / triple room with ensuite – Rooms are allocated at time of check in & can be either in the North or South wing. The room could be either a twin room with an extra bed (sleeps up to 3 pax) or a triple room with an extra bed (sleeps up to 4 pax). 4 share is best suited to a family. Single beds are 110 x 203cm. Extra beds are 97 x 188cm. Room size 33 sq/m.
Share Basis: Twin
Inclusions: Breakfast, Linen, Towels

DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays will manage ALL your travel needs including airfares, accommodation and transfers to and from Niseko ski resort. DPT has support staff in Niseko during winter, so it is best to have an Australian Travel Agent on your side if anything goes wrong whilst in Japan.
In addition, DPT can offer either the same or better accommodation choices and pricing if you are researching options yourself. Be sure to give them a call first and support our conference partners.

You will need to advise Deep Powder Tours that you are going to Rusutsu so that they can arrange transfers for you.

Further information to follow.

For further information on the Conference please contact the SONS Secretary.

Kym James [email protected]

Further Contact details are:

Conference Programme enquiries only: Dr Allan Forrest

Kiroro :Dr Cameron Altmann

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Additional information

Delegate RegistrationEarly Bird Niseko Registration $750, Full Registration $850, Late Registration $950, Retiree $500, Rusutsu (add-on) $350, Rusutsu 3 Day (only) $450
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