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Hilton Niseko Village Will Host 53rd World Airline Ski Championship In March 2012
November 15, 2011
NISEKO, Japan - Hilton Niseko Village today is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the 53rd annual ski competition, "World Airlines Ski Championship (WASC)," as the official hotel from 4 to 8 March, 2012.
WASC is an annual ski and snowboard competition organized by IASF, International Airline Ski Federation, and has been held annually for over 50 years.
Founded in 1960, this will be the second time that the WASC is held in Japan, having held it in Naeba in Niigata prefecture in 1978. In 2012, 600 attendees including competitors from more than 30 airline companies including Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines and Qantas Airways and supporters are expected to gather in Niseko for three race disciplines; Alpine, Snowboard and Nordic. Darryl Marsden, General Manager of Hilton Niseko Village says, "Hilton Niseko Village has always been renowned to be a perfect base to enjoy the beauty Niseko has to offer. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase sports tourism in Japan and also to present Niseko as an international resort to over 600 key airline personnel, colleagues and travelers."
Hilton Niseko Village is now inviting sponsorship locally and internationally to be part of this high profile international sports event. Additional information about WASC in Niseko is also available at http://wasc-japan2012.com/.
About Hilton Niseko Village
Set at the foot of the Niseko Annupuri Mountain, Hilton Niseko Village is the perfect base from which to enjoy a huge variety of outdoor activities. Ski on powdery slopes during winter, or challenge a colleague to a round of golf in the summer. Open since July 2008, this 506 guest room hotel boasts a variety of restaurants and bars, an award winning spa, Onsen natural hot springs, 24 hour fitness room and offers the premium mountain resort experience.
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