Hoshino Resorts

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Miyabi Onitsuka

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MIYABI ONITSUKA

Miyabi Onitsuka
Date of Birth: 12 October 1998
Height: 158cm
Hometown: Kumamoto Prefecture
Snowboarding since: 5 years old
Events: Snowboard (slopestyle, big air)
Favorite food at snow parks: Salted Katsudon at
Alts Bandai and Nekoma Snow Park
Affiliated with: Hoshino Resorts
Sponsers: Red Bull,F.JANCK,ARTISTIC&CO.,
Yohki Pet Clinic,
Samantha Thavasa,ELECTRIC,NITRO,
Osaka Ohsho,Swix,Slick House

StorySTORY

Slopes of Hoshino Resorts,
familiar since childhood.
Since five years old, Onitsuka has been practicing at the Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort operated by Hoshino Resorts. It all started when she took part in a snowboarding class called “Kirara Camp.” It was also the “Indie Park Jam” held at Alts Bandai that was the first snowboarding competition she had won. After that, she became a professional snowboarder at the age of eight and expanded her field to the world, but as an annual New Year event, she returned to Alts Bandai with her family.
Creation of a custom-made snow park
to compete globally
As a result of a relationship from childhood, Hoshino Resorts formed an affiliation contract with Onitsuka in 2017. At that time, Onitsuka consulted us to build a custom-made snow park to win international competitions. While the Alts Bandai team is one of the top teams in Japan, having built a snow park for international tournaments, the snowboard ramp requested by Onitsuka was a new type that had never been built in Japan.

In order for Onitsuka to be able to practice with ease despite the dangers of performing high-speed turns while jumping more than 20 meters, a world-class snow park for training was created through multiple trials and errors. Since then, consultation with Onitsuka is vital every year to maintain the best snow park for her.

Miyabi Onitsuka x Hoshino Resorts
Challenges during the coronavirus outbreak
MOVIE

Many international tours and tournaments were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak for the 2020-2021 season. A custom snow park called “Miyabi Park” was created in Alts Bandai so that she can practice thoroughly during these times. This is a documentary video of Onitsuka, who continues to challenge the world, and the Hoshino Resorts staff who supports her.

MessageMESSAGE

After participating in Kirara camp when I was five years old, I continued to train at Alts Bandai and Nekoma Ski Resort. Of course, the fact that the park was good was a big factor, but for a person like me from Kumamoto, it was great that I could experience everything including free runs.

Previously, there was no practical training environment in Japan, and even if I wanted to try a new technique, I couldn’t attempt it. After signing the contract, a custom-made snow park was made by Alts Bandai, which enabled me to focus on my training in Japan. Especially for the 2020-2021 season, there were no opportunities to participate in competitions or international tours due to coronavirus, so the creation of a world-class snowboard ramp kept my senses together for productive training sessions. We are planning to set up Alts Bandai’s custom-made snow park for the 2021-2022 season, so I will practice hard and try my best to win the international championship.

Snow Parks & Resorts
by Hoshino Resorts
SNOW PARK & RESORTS

  • Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort

    A ski resort located at the foot of Mt. Bandai, a perfect location to overlook Lake Inawashiro. The quality of snow, a wide variety of courses, and excellent facilities will meet the needs of anyone who loves winter sports, from beginners to advanced skiers. The Bandaisan Onsen Hotel is directly connected to the ski resort, making it accessible for those who want to ski without worrying about travel time.

    Official Website

  • Nekoma Snow Park & Resort

    A ski resort located on the north slope of Nekomagatake in the Bandai mountain range, which is one of the best resort areas in Japan. The highlight is the fine powder of snow, “microfine snow,” brought about by its unique terrain and environment. Not only is the quality of snow ideal, but the environment for core skiers and snowboarders, who love snowy mountains with steep slopes and powder slides, is in place.

    Official Website

  • Tomamu Snow Park & Resort

    With 29 courses, this ski resort offers beginner and intermediate courses as well as advanced skiers-only areas and is designed to satisfy all skiers and snowboarders. The temperature often falls below negative 10 degrees Celsius, attracting people who are looking for powder snow. The direct and easy access from the hotel makes the ski stay more enjoyable.

    Official Website

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Accomplishments
  • 2021FIS World Snowboard Championships Women’s Big Air – 3rd Place
  • 2021X Games Aspen Women’s Snowboard Big Air – 2nd Place
  • 2020Burton U.S. Open Snowboard Women’s Slopestyle – 3rd Place

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  • 2020X Games Aspen Snowboard Women’s Big Air – 1st Place
  • 2019Air + Style Beijing FIS Snowboard World Cup Women’s Big Air – 1st Place
  • 2018-19FIS Snowboard World Cup Women’s Freestyle Park & Pipe – 1st Place
  • 2019Burton U.S. Open Snowboard Women’s Slopestyle – 3rd Place
  • 2019FIS Snowboard World Cup Kreischberg Women’s Slopestyle – 3rd Place
  • 2018FIS Snowboard World Cup Secret Garden Women’s Slopestyle – 1st Place
  • 2017-18FIS Snowboard World Cup Women’s Freestyle Park & Pipe – 1st Place
  • 2018PyeongChang Winter Olympics Snowboard Women’s Big Air – 8th Place
  • 2017FIS Snowboard World Cup Moenchengladbach Women’s Big Air – 2nd Place
  • 2017FIS Snowboard World Cup Beijing Women’s Big Air – 2nd Place
  • 2017FIS World Snowboard Championships Women’s Slopestyle – 3rd Place

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