Bushfire Fundraiser In Hakuba,This Saturday Jan 11 – All Funds Raised Going to Victorian CFA and New South Wales RFS

January 10th, 2020

Mountainwatch | News

After the horrendous summer of bushfires around Australia this summer, Mountainwatch is organising a fundraiser in Hakuba, Japan this Saturday, January 11.

The event starts at 5pm at Blizzard, in Happo village, and we’ll be running raffles and auctioning items that include flight vouchers, backcountry tours, lifts tickets, accommodation, skis, snowboards riding days with pro skiers and snowboarders and much more.

All of the funds raised from the raffles and auction will be split 50/50 with the NSW Rural Fire Service and Victoria’s Country Fire Authority.

The night will be hosted by Mountainwatch editor Reggae Elliss and Aussie ski legend and three-time Olympian Steve Lee. There will be live music and a DJ set and Blizzard (the venue) will also be donating 100% of the night’s profits, so if you are in Hakuba make sure you attend as it any drink or food you buy will be contributing to the cause.

We have had a great response from the snow industry, resorts and travel operators and with some awesome items up for auction. We really thank all the supporters listed below – what a bunch of legends!


The North Face –  Set of Futurelight Outerwear, Valued over $2000 Aud;  Forecaster Pack & Base Camp Duffel, Valued @ $590 Aud   https://thenorthface.com.au/

NZ Ski  –     2 x 5-day NZ Ski lift passes https://www.nzski.com/

Michaela Davis-Meehan– 1 Day Riding with professional snowboarder Michaela Davis-Meehan

Hakuba Valley       – 6 Day all mountain Lift Pass x4  https://hakubavalley.com/en/

Black Crows Skis – 1 x Black Crows Camox Birdie skis https://www.black-crows.com/eu/fr_en/

Mimis Restaurant, Hakuba – 2 x dinner vouchers for 2 people http://phoenixhotel.jp/mimis-restaurant/

Thredbo Resort– 3 nights at Thredbo Alpine Hotel for 2 and 3 days lift tickets for 2 https://www.thredbo.com.au/

XTM– Official Olympic team gloves (can’t actually buy as they are the uniform to the Aussie Winter Olympic team); $250 XTM gift card. https://www.xtm.com.au/

Liquid Snow Tours– 5 nights at Yuki Dake Lodge, Myoko for 2 people  https://www.liquidsnowtours.com/

Cardrona Resort – 2 x 5 Day Cardrona Lift Passes   https://www.cardrona.com/

Qantas flight voucher– $3000 Qantas voucher from ABS Facade

Hakuba Powder tours– 2 x backcountry tours  with Steve Lee  https://hakubapowdertours.com/

Ski Japan Holidays– 4 x Snow Monkey Tour vouchers https://www.japanspecialists.com/

Rhythm Japan– 2 x 7 day rental package for 2 people ; 3 x full tunes in Rhythm Tune shop


Giro Australia– 1 Jackson helmet (men’s) + 1 terra helmet (pink) women’s; 1 Eave goggle (women’s) 1 agent goggle (men’s)   https://www.sportfactor.com.au/

Oyuki – 2 x prize packs – (gloves, beanie, layers and proclava) https://oyuki.com/

Le bent  – 2 x Le Bent’d’ kits (men’s and womens’ top and bottom base layers, socks) https://www.lebent.com

Yuki Threads– 2 x sets of outerwear (men’s and women’s Jacket & Pants/Bibs)  https://www.yukithreads.com

Future Sport– 1 x Faction skis Look Ski Binding Package to the value of $1500; 1 x Spyder outerwear package to the value of $1500  http://futuresport.com.au

Yes Snowboards – 1 x men’s snowboard 1 x women’s snowboard https://twelveboardstore.com.au/collections/yes-snowboards

Central Snow sports Hakuba– 1 x Oakley Line Miner Henrik Harlaut Pro Model goggles https://centralsnowsports.com.au/

Snow Machine Hakuba– 2 x double VIP passes, including backstage access with the musicians and Free drinks for 2 hours each night.    http://snow-machine.com

Hank Bilous – 1 day’s riding with pro skier Hank Bilous

Oakley Australia – 4 x goggles   https://www.oakley.com/en-au

Sharaku Restaurant, Hakuba– 2 x sharaku dinner vouchers for 2 http://hakuba-springs.com/sharaku/

Sportrade Australia – 1) Volkl 90Eight 177cm ski with a Marker Griffon binding. RRP   $1368.00;   2) Dalbello DS 110 Ski Boot: RRP $649.00   http://www.sportrade.com.au/

Hakuba Kanko Kaihatsu –  5 x 1 day lift passes for Happo/Iwatake/Tsugaike (people can go either one of three mountains); 1 x Iwatake MTB season pass  https://www.nsd-hakuba.jp/

Hakuba Goyru    -10 x 1 day lift tickets  https://www.hakubaescal.com/winter/

Spicy Rentals Hakuba– 5 x Volcom-made Hakuba Valley T Shirts    https://spicy.co.jp/en/index

Funny co: 5 x vouchers for Hakuba S-Class (VIP Program) in Iwatake

Hakuba Ski Concierge– Full Day Private Ski or Snowboard Lesson  https://hakubaskiconcierge.com/

Northern Heights Guiding– Private Full Day Backcountry Tour https://hakubaskiconcierge.com/

 Nagano Snow shuttle– Transfers for 2 people back to Tokyo, Haneda or Narita Airport https://naganosnowshuttle.com/

Mirae Campbell– 1 x half day riding with Burton pro rider rider Mirae Campbell

Evergreen International ski school– 4 x Children’s Flexi week Ski Lessons Flexi-Week: worth ¥59,000 To be used by ~22nd March 2020

Evergreen Backcountry Guides– Half Day Group Snowshoe for family (4 people) worth ¥28,000 To be used by ~19th March 2020

 Evergreen Alpine Academy– 2 x Full Day Intro to Freeride Clinic ¥20,000 To be used by ~8th March 2020


The Alps Craft Café– 10 x Craft Beer Card (6 beers) worth ¥4,000 each

 Rip Curl– 1 x Freeride avalanche vest with Mammut 3.0 airbag value $1500  https://www.ripcurl.com.au/

Roxy – 1 x Torah Bright pack – jacket and pants   https://www.roxy.com/

Quiksilver – 1 Travis Rice pack – jacket and pants   https://www.quiksilver.com.au/

Gnu snowboards– 1 snowboard    https://www.gnu.com/

Hakuba Physio – 2 x 60 minute massage vouchers https://www.hakubaphysio.com/

Hakubounce – 2 x 60 minute sessions for trampoline or airsoft https://www.hakubounce.com/

Hakuba Connect – 2 x Happo/Iwatake/Tsugaike 1 day lift passes http://hakubaconnect.com/

Bar Refuel Hakuba– 1 x Hoody

The Rabbit Hole – 5 x Rabbit Hole Hoodies https://www.therabbitholehakuba.com/