Ride & Slide Charity Event


An action packed weekend with learning the basics on a mountain bike, touring,and a BBQ on the first day. Then the next day, you are off canyoning for a half day, followed by a soothing onsen at the Mominoki Hotel.  One nights accommodation, mtb instruction and touring, breakfast, BBQ, canyoning and an onsen all for ¥25000!!!! Join Sweetriders and EOC for a great outdoor experience! Contact info@sweetriders.com for further details.



JAM OFF 2008

JAM-OFF 2008 is over for the year and it won’t be long before we step up Winter preparations. A big thanks to all those who came out for the event; locals and out-of-towners alike, all the artists and workshop holders, all our staff for the hard-work they put in and of course to all our sponsors. Despite a bit of rain on the Saturday morning we had great weather at Hakuba’s best outdoor venue, a chill vibe and a good time had by all. Next year we look forward to a larger lineup of artists and vendors, more promotion and people from out of Hakuba coming to enjoy all the things to offer here, and more support and involvement from the local and national community. Check some photos from the event here in our summer journal!


Tri-Modal 2008 was a great success…thanks to Hakuba Goryu Skifield, all our sponsors, staff & volunteers, and of course all our entrants! See you all next year!

Tri-Modal Results:

Individual Category:

1st Place: Jon “Mr. Whiskers” Daily

2nd Place: Ryu Nagai

3rd Place: Tomoyuki Yamamura

Team Category:

1st Place: Powderland

2nd Place: Sabunyuma

3rd Place: Hataeman

Tri-Modal Photos:


Click here for all results!

Click here to see more photos of the event!


Trimodal Description

What is it?
Telemark, Snowboard and Alpine Skiing multi-event for teams and individuals held at Hakuba Goryu Resort on a varied terrain course.
Three Categories
Individual Category: One person competing in all three modes (Telemark, Alpine, Snowboarding)
Best combined time in all three modes

Teams Category: Three team members only, each team member will compete in one of the three modes.
The team with the smallest time spread over all three modes is deemed Tri Modal Champion
The differences between the two slowest times and the fastest time are added to find the time spread.

Family Category: Any three members of your family on different modes.

When is it?
Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2008. The Saturday is a pre-race training day where competitors can try new demo gear, ride the course and brush up on their sliding skills in instructional clinics. Saturday night is the famed BBQ party at Tracks Bar with big screen video action, DJs, bands and door prizes. Sunday the 8th is race day, the event will wrap up at 3:00PM then there will be the awards ceremony where tons of awesome prizes are given away (ex, skis, snowboards, wear, etc)

Prizes will be given for:
Tri Modal Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
Tri Modal Individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
Fastest team
Best Costume
Best Air Style
Worst Stack
Longest Swim
Fastest Run
Best Nordic Style


As always, a big thanks to all our sponsors!