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Guide to ski resorts near Tokyo
7 hours ago

Guide to ski resorts near Tokyo

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Tokyo is located within the Kanto region of Honshu, the biggest and most populous of Japan’s four main islands. Whereas Tokyo is relatively flat, much of Honshu is dominated by …
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Top 8 Luxury Ski Hotels in Asia
3 weeks ago

Top 8 Luxury Ski Hotels in Asia

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Skiing has long been associated with wealth and luxury. It’s no surprise, then, that some of Asia’s most impressive hotels are located within a stone’s throw of the slopes. Here …
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Guide to ski resorts near Seoul
3 weeks ago

Guide to ski resorts near Seoul

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South Korea is a small country with excellent transport networks. Many of Korea’s ski resorts are easily accessible via bus or rail.

South Korea’s best skiing is found in Gangwon-do, …
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Yongpyong
3 weeks ago

Yongpyong

Spanning 4,300 acres and 29 km of marked trails, Yongpyong is South Korea’s biggest ski resort. Built in 1974, it was also Korea’s first purpose-built alpine resort, and to this …
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Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village
5 months ago

Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village

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Marriott International and YTL Hotels have the announced the development of two new hotels in Niseko Village, an EDITION and a W Hotel – two of Marriott’s luxury brands.

YTL …
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Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018
6 months ago

Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing at next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The decision was made following an investigation into Russia’s doping violations …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
6 months ago

Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The city of Sapporo is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, which, if successful, would mean a third consecutive Asian host. PyeongChang, South Korea, is set to …
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Niseko and Hakuba announce earliest openings in 5 years
6 months ago

Niseko and Hakuba announce earliest openings in 5 years

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The Japanese winter season has arrived in spectacular fashion. Over the last week, Japan’s ski resorts have been hit by some of the heaviest early-season snowfall in recent years, prompting both …
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Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards
6 months ago

Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards

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Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Resort has been crowned Japan’s best ski resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards, toppling four-time winner Niseko United. It’s the first time in the awards’ five year …
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La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season
6 months ago

La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency is, once again, predicting that La Niña is a chance (50%) of emerging before the season’s end. If this were to happen, Japan would likely experience …
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