Today in the park next to Daiza Hoshi Ike pond, there is an event going on that is bringing a lot of visitors beside skiers and snowboarders. It is an organized snowball fight, The Exciting Snowball Fight in Iizuna. Sponsored by Nagano Broadcasting (NBS), the event features 30 teams battling it out for the championship spot. The challenge is set up much like “Capture the Flag”. Team members try to get to the opposing team’s flag and capture it without getting hit by the other team’s snowballs.
More information (Japanese only, sorry) is available at the NBS website.