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Igloo making experience in Oirase Keiryu Onsen Ski Resort Building A Snow IGLOO in Towada City

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What is an Igloo?

An event where you can experience the structure of the snow house “Igloo,” which is made by piling up snow blocks, will be held at Yakeyama Onsen Ski Resort in Towada City on February 10 and 11, 2023. An “igloo” is a dome-shaped snow house made by the extremely cold indigenous tribes of North America by piling up snow blocks to overcome the cold of winter. It was developed as a new winter content starting in the winter of 2023 to use this “igloo” as a tourist resource in Aomori, where there is a lot of snow.

January 2023 1st “Igloo Making Experience”

How to make an igloo

The participants stepped on the snow, cut it out in blocks using a special saw for snow, and arranged it in a circle.
Then, while considering balance, the snow blocks are piled up in a dome shape, and you can enjoy the final look of the finished igloo.

Horse meat hot pot made with ingredients from Towada for lunch

Then, warm up your cold body with horse meat in the first half of building an igloo. Yakeyama Onsen Ski Resort will be offering a special horse meat pot to those who participated in the “Igloo Making Experience.”

Of course, the ingredients used for horse meat hot pot are from Towada, and they also include Nanbu rice crackers specially made from the southern region.

While all participants interact, they enjoy a delicious meal at the ski resort cafeteria.

event name

2024 Igloo making experience in Yakeyama Onsen Ski Resort


64-122 Horyoyakiyama, Towada-shi, Aomori

Organized by

(One company) Towada Oirase Tourism Organization


Experiential events


February 10 and 11, 2024

event schedule
(The event will run for 2 days on the same schedule)

09:00 Meet at Oirase Keiryu Onsen Ski Resort parking lot

09:15 Event greetings ·

    Participants and instructors introduce themselves

09:30 Event starts

12:00 Lunch break

    Delicious cuisine using ingredients from Towada

13:00 Event resumed

16:00 Event ends
    Commemorative photo

16:15 break up


5,000 yen (tax included) /person 12 years old or older
1,000 yen (tax included) /person 6 to 12 years old

The price includes only actual expenses such as cooking fees and igloo production tool rental fees;
What is not included in the price is transportation expenses to the meeting place.




Participation conditions

✔ ︎ As a general rule, if you participate alone, you must be 18 years or older. If you have a parent or guardian, you can participate if you are 6 years old or older.
✔ ︎ Please bring warm clothing etc. to wear during work.
✔ ︎ In order to ensure the safety of participants, those who do not follow the operating instructions will not be allowed to participate.
✔ ︎ For outdoor activities, participants are asked to take out their own insurance.


Oirase Keiryu Onsen Ski Resort Parking Lot

Contact information

Towada Oirase Tourism Organization (TOWADA TRAVEL)

General Affairs and Planning Department

Phone: 0176-24-3006


Please bring warm clothing and a change of clothes.
You are responsible for managing your own valuables.

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