SONS January 2020 Niseko/Kiroro Conference.

            REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN          

NISEKO – Monday January 6th to Friday January 10th 2020

“Ice Breaker” Banquet – Monday January 6th ~ “White Room” Banquet – Thursday January 9th

KIRORO – Sunday January 12th to Tuesday January 14th 2020.

“Mountain Gate” Dinner – Monday January 13th

SONS Inc is pleased to announce the Niseko Conference is opening including the add-on Conference in neighbouring Kiroro, will also be offered to its Members once again. Please register early especially if you wish to attend the Banquets as these are very popular and fill quickly. There are no discounts if the banquet numbers are met before the registrations close. Banquet numbers are set by the Venue and are out of our control. 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 booking with Deep Powder Tours (see below) you must have your DPT booking ready, when booking for the Conference so that you can claim a $100 discount. 

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

KIRORO VENUE – The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 128-1 Aza-Tokiwa, Akaigawa-mura, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, 046-0593, Japan

Note: If you are not a DPT client and you are booking for Kiroro, you will need to arrange your own transfers.


         Should you require a Certificate of Attendance, you will need to have attended 50%+ of sessions.

We encourage you all to consider joining us in Japan as the powder snow and cultural experience make it a “MUST DO”. For those attending, the success is also dependent on members offering to present at both Niseko and Kiroro, so please be involved. The option to Present at the Sessions is provided when registering and should your Presentation be accepted into the programme, a refund of $250AUD on your registration is provided following the Conferences. You may offer to do more than one Presentation but the refund will remain limited to $250AUD in total. Participation is much appreciated as our previous programmes have been both enlightening and “world class”, often covering the full medical spectrum. The Programme is not available until all places are filled.


DEEP POWDER TOURS 1300 305 451

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. DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays are able to manage ALL your travel needs including airfares, accommodation and transfers to and from Niseko ski resort.

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 Tours are eligible for a $100 Registration discount at checkout when registering for the conference using your DPT booking number.



The conference is held at Alpen Hotel which provides an exceptional ski in ski out location at the very top of the Niseko village. Discounts at the Alpen apply when booking through Deep Powder Tours. Further discounts will apply when booking for minimum of 7 days.

You will need to advise them that you are going to Kiroro so they can arrange transfers.

Please be aware that there is an option of renting in Niseko with Rhythm, relocating the equipment to Kiroro & then returning the hire gear by courier.
Please see link following from the Rhythm website which deals with this process.

For  further information on the Conference please contact the Secretary.

Kym James

Further Contact details are:
Conference Programme enquiries only: Dr Allan Forrest         Kiroro :Dr Cameron Altmann

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Additional information

Delegate RegistrationEarly Bird Registration $700, Full Registration $800, Late Registration $900, Optional Kiroro $285

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