Niseko Charity 2014

After the devastating Great Eastern Earthquake in 2011 the local community got together to send donations of much needed cloths and supplies to victims of the disaster. The following year the first Niseko Charity Ride and Auction was held.

The first Niseko Charity Auction, 8 April 2012

Niseko Charity Auction, 8 April 2012

The day starts with a charity ride where people can join local snowboarding pros for a free-ride session in Niseko Hirafu.

After the ride an auction is held to raise money to support those living in Fukushima prefecture and the construction of an indoor sports complex.

Auction items, 8 April 2012

Auction items, 8 April 2012

There are all sorts of items to be auctioned out donated by local businesses and individuals such as: Cloths, Apparel, Snowboards, Services, Accommodation and much more.

Some of the items up for grabs this year - Niseko Charity 2014

Some of the items up for grabs this year – Niseko Charity 2014

Registration for this years ride takes place from 8:30 in front of the Grand Hirafu’s Base ticket station and costs 500 yen. The ride runs from 9:00 until 10:45 and the auction starts at 11:00.

Niseko Charity for a good cause - 2014

Niseko Charity for a good cause – 2014

So, don’t be shy drop by and support an excellent initiative and a great cause – you may even pick up an absolute bargain!

*The collage images are taken from the Niseko Charity Facebook page.

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