Unfortunately SONS January 2022 Niseko/Kiroro Conference has been cancelled.


We hope to resume January 2023.


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


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.

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.

DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays are able to manage ALL your travel needs including airfares, accommodation and transfers to and from Niseko ski resort. DPT has an office in Niseko winter so it is best to have an Australian Travel Agent on your side if anything goes wrong whilst in Japan. DPT can offer either the same or better accommodation choices and pricing.

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 only when booking through Deep Powder Tours. Further discounts may 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 there is an option of renting ski/board gear and clothes in Niseko at Rhythm Snowsports and returning gear by courier ( Black Cat). Inside Kiroro accommodation there is a concierge desk in the ski locker room devoted to such transfers and the cost of return is minimal, though usually one extra day of rental is required.Please let Rhythm Niseko know your plans before paying as they will provide you with a ski/board bag with Japanese Language instructions attached.

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 Registration $750, Full Registration $850, Late Registration $950, Optional Kiroro $350, Retiree $500
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