Hurikamui Horonobe Notice of Race

*Because of less snow we give up official race this year. For the people who already booked thicket we will organize snow kite trip during same dates. Hurikamnui 2025 will set mid February!

  • Date: 2024 29th(Thu) February to 3rd March(Sun)
  • Venue: Aza Shimonuma Horonobe Hokkaido (In front of Visitor center)
  • Organising Authority: Executive Committee of Hurikamnui Horonobe 2024 and KBFJ
  • Supported: Horonbe town, Horonobe Tourism Association, Horonobe “Machi HIto Shigoto Sousei kaigi” etc
  • Race: Snowkite endurance race: Lap long distance course (ex. 9km triangle 5 Laps) as first as you can. Fastest participant is the winner.
  • Rule: Rule document can be downlorded here
  • Participants Eligibility: Snowkiter or Kiteboarder who can make stable upwind run.
  • Participants: 40 people (5 priority seat for ladies) in order of arrival.
  • Entry Fee:16,000 JPY (incl.Party and free lunch 29th to 2nd)
  • How to Entry:Fill up following form. Then submit until
  • Organizer office:X-FLY inc.
    TEL. +81-465-79-1870
  • Local Offfice:Horonobe town office(Local information only)
    TEL +81-1632-5-1113
  • Accommodation:Organizer wil introduce accommodation (Bed and 2 meals)
  • Access:JR Horonobe station
    Wakkanai Airport~Bus~Wakkanai station~Horonobe station 2 hours
    Asahikawa Airport~Bus~Asahikawa station~Horonobe station 3 hours half
    Chitose Airport ~Chitose Airport station~Horonobe station 6 hours
  • For participants from abroad organizer could prepare car pool from Chitose airport.
    Start Chitose Airport 28th , coming back 4th ask us detail.
  • There is shuttle bus from accommodation to race field.
  • What’s Hurikamui:
    “Hurikamui” is the huge monster bird appears in ”Ainu” (Local ethnic of Hokkaido)
    mythology. Our good partner = huge kite looks like monster bird , doesn’t it?.
    Provisional Program
    29th Race office open, Registration, Official training and welcome reception.
    1st Race
    2nd Race & Party (Maybe prize giving ceremony in the evening)
    3rd Optional extra day , Closing ceremony
    Class:There 4 classes
    Men’s Ski
    Women’s Ski
    Men’s Snowboard
    Women’s Snowboard
    Course:900ha flat pastue is our race field. We set 8 ~ 15km triangle course.
    Participants lap it several times. Then compete time.
    Equipments:Snowkite equipments, water, food, warm cloths and something keep you
    warm in case of emergency.
    Important rule:
    Participants must be older than 16
    Parents agreement required if you are younger than 18.
    Al participants has a duty to take part in each briefing.
    Participants who are under the influence of alcohol or drag can’t start.


    スキー・スノボ/Ski or Snowboard

    Front of headquater. After turning 1st mark (right side), racers go to 2nd mark it’s invisible…

    “Hurikamui Holonobe” Longest snowkite endurance race in largest snowkite is back! After 3 years of silence (Because of Covid 19) biggest snowkite race in Japan is back 2024 spring! Participants round 9km triangle course 5 wraps. It will be end of February or beginning of March 2024. We will update information here as soon as we got detail!