Ski-O 2009 Training Camp Information (Amended on the 6th of October, 2007)

Ski-O WOC 2009 Organizer is happy to announce the Training Camp Information as follows.
We believe it will be a precious opportunity to gain previous knowledge about the condition of snow, climate, and accommodation in the Ski-O 2009 venue.
XC courses in the embargoed area are also available for training session.

We are looking forward to welcoming many participants to this event!


Official accommodation: Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Address: 13 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, JAPAN
Phone: +81-136-46-3111

How to get there?
1. By air

The nearest airport is New Chitose (Sapporo).
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines International operate domestic flights from Narita International Airport (Tokyo).
(Travel time App. 1.5 hours.)

There is a shuttle bus service from New Chitose airport to Rusutsu Resort Hotel (App. 2 hours.)
Please note that pre-booking is necessary. We will send you the bus timetable and bus booking form on request.

2. By car

Car hire is also available at New Chitose Airport. Prices vary depending upon the type of vehicle.

Stational Wagon / From ¥7,000 to ¥9,000 per day
Compact Minivan / From ¥9,000 to ¥12,000 per day


Training camp centre opening date: Tuesday, 11/Mar/2008
Training camp centre closing date: Sunday, 16/Mar/2008

General information
1. Training session
1-1. Training areas

Ski tracks and controls are set in Rusutsu Resort area during the dates above.
10 maps will be given to each participant.

In addition, some XC courses in the embargoed area and Otaki village (15km from Rusutsu) are also available for training.
Shuttle bus service to Otaki village will be operated on some days with additional cost (around ¥2,000 expected.)

1-2. Local Ski-O Competition

A local Ski-O competition is to be held on March 15-16 in Rusutsu Resort area.
Entry fee: ¥3,000 /each day

2. Waxing area

The gymnasium in Rusutsu resort will be offered for waxing. Each country should have 1 ~ 2 outlets and a table.
Please note that the voltage in Japan is 100V and wall outlet type is Japanese JIS 8303 plug.
You will require appropriate plug adapters and voltage converter.

Entry fee

¥5,000 (including 10 maps for training)

Accommodation fee

The official accommodation is arranged at Rusutsu Resort Hotel. The hotel is to be used for Ski-O WOC 2009 as well.
Prices vary on choice of accommodation type (App. ¥8,000 to ¥14,000/night, including breakfast & dinner)

Detail information about accommodation and booking will be available on our web site soon.

Visa Information

If you are from the following countries, you need a visa to visit Japan. Please ask your nearest Japanese Embassy for further details.