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Check out this season's FWQ and FJT competitions in the land of the rising sun!

Welcome to the county of the deepest snow! From Hakuba to Lotte Arai, from January to March. There's plenty of action for everyone!


Hakuba Valley


Since 2018, the illustrious town of Hakuba is home to the first Freeride World Tour stop of the winter. Besides our 3* qualifier, there is also a whole new 1* FWQ event in March this winter.

13-16th January 2020, FWQ Freeride Hakuba 3*

19-20th March 2020, FWQ Hakuba Goryu 1*


Maiko Snow Resort

Qualifiers and Juniors events held in Maiko Snow Resort in 2019 (C)Yoichi Goto

Varied terrain, great snow conditions, fast ski lifts, spectacular views and excellent ease of access make Maiko Snow Resort a great resort for backcountry skiing.

25-26th January 2020, FWQ Freeride Maiko 1*

25-26th January 2020, FJT Freeride Maiko Juniors 1* U-18 /// U-16 Ski Men /// U-14

27-28th January 2020, FWQ Freeride Maiko 2*


Appi Kogen Ski Resort, Iwate

(C)Appi Kogen

We added the backcountry paradise of Appi Kogen to this year's calendar. Sign up for these brand new events!

01-02nd February 2020, FWQ Freeride Appi Kogen 1*

01-02nd February 2020, FJT Freeride Appi Kogen Juniors 1* U-18 /// U-16 Ski Men /// U-14


Kiroro Ski Resort, Hokkaido

(C)Kiroro Ski Resort

Kiroro Resort has some of the deepest snow in the world and is famous for freeriding! We have upgraded last year's 2* to a 3* competition!

15-16th February 2020, FJT Mt. Ishii Sports Powder Freeride Kiroro Open Juniors 1* U-18 /// U-16 Ski Men /// U-14

18-20th February 2020, FWQ Freeride Kiroro 3*


Lotte Arai Resort

(C)Lotte Arai Resort

Known for its heavy snowfalls and culture of freeriding the Lotte Arai Resort in Myoko, Niigata will again be hosting a FWQ 2* event.

11-13th March 2020, FWQ Arai Freeride Qualifiers 2*


Don't miss out!

Hooked? So save the dates and sign up for our Japanese FWQ/FJT competitions ASAP! We strongly recommend to check out at least one of these 5 georgous resorts and let the legendary powder blow your mind! And what's a better occasion for doing so than competing in one of our brand new FWQ competitions as well as in the recurrent ones.

The riders REGISTRATION will open on Thursday 6 weeks before each competition and will close about 4 weeks prior to each competition. For more information please check our FAQ and Handbooks or the links to the event pages.


Here are some of last year's highlights: