|Governing Body:||International Alliance of sports Yukigassen (IAY)|
The sport Yukigassen originates from the island of Hokkaido in Japan in the year 1987 when some people decided to take advantage of the plentiful snowfall of that area while watching south-east Asian tourists having a blast throwing snowballs at each other.
The Yukigassen Rules Committee was formed, and the official set of rules was complete on Dec 6th of that same year.
Helmets and snowball makers were introduced to the game.
The 1st Annual Showa Shinzan International Yukigassen was conducted on Feb 25-26. Over seventy teams participated in that tournament.
first Ladies Divison tournament
The first Yukigassen event outside of Japan took place in Australia.
The Japan Yukigassen Alliance was established
The first international yukigassen organisation outside of Japan was formed in Finland.
The Hokkaido Sports Association acknowledged The Hokkaido Yukigassen Federation as an official competitive sporting organisation.
Yukigassen entered the sixty-fifth Winter National Sports Festival as a formal event.
The International Alliance of sport Yukigassen officially established.
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