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Festival Guide


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About Snow Machine

Snow Machine is a 4 day alpine music and ski festival taking place in Japan’s largest ski destination: the 10 mountain-resorts of the Hakuba Valley from Sunday 1 March – Wednesday 4 March 2020.


Hakuba sits 250k west of Tokyo, only 3.5 hours via train. Join us in the Japanese alps this March for the adventure of a lifetime!

Festival Office & Ticket Sales

The Snow Machine Office is Liquid Snow Tours next to Jacks Bar, part of the Hakuba Springs Hotel Complex. This is where you purchase tickets or exchange your pre-purchased ticket voucher for a wristband, please wear it at all times!

Festival Merchandise

Festival CDs and T-shirts will be available at the Festival Ticket office and at the Jack’s Sports Bar, The Rabbit Hole, and Blizzard.

Conditions of Entry

  • Festival wristband must be worn at all times. All children must also have an armband as well
  • Sound/Video recordings are not permitted without prior written consent.
  • No pets allowed on the site

Be Snow Safe

The Hakuba Valley is a beautiful destination for winter holidays and a venue for many challenging and exciting activities including skiing and snowmobiling. The alpine regions however, can be hazardous if visitors are careless or irresponsible.

Act Responsibly

Late Night Partying

Some venues will be open late for sessions and parties. Please keep noise to a minimum when returning to your accommodation.

No Smoking Venues

In consideration of the comfort and safety of all festival goers there is a no smoking policy in all venues.