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Posts By Gareth Orchard

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Niseko and Hakuba announce earliest openings in 5 years
3 days 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
3 days 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
2 weeks 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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Niseko Village Winter Season 2017/18
1 month ago

Niseko Village Winter Season 2017/18

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Niseko Village has today released a promotional video for the upcoming ski season—a nice reminder that winter is well and truly on its way.

The 90 second clip features all …
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Snowyglow
1 month ago

Snowyglow

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Haglöfs Japan has released the teaser trailer for “Snowyglow”, a short film shot by Yasuyuki Shimanuki, featuring the powder fields of Hokkaido. The film explores the theme of “snow and …
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Nuclear tests force closure of China’s sole cat-skiing operation
1 month ago

Nuclear tests force closure of China’s sole cat-skiing operation

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Underground nuclear tests conducted by North Korea have triggered landslides across the Chinese border, prompting authorities to close off large sections of Changbaishan National Nature Reserve.

The announcement spells bad …
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Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort
2 months ago

Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort

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Earlier this year, snowboarder Jamie Barrow ventured into North Korea, eager to experience Kim Jong-un’s much-talked-about Masikyrong Ski Resort. At the time of construction, Masikyrong was widely condemned as a …
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There’s a place I want to take you
2 months ago

There’s a place I want to take you

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We’re not quite sure who Evan Wilcox is, but we like what he’s about. His new clip, titled “There’s a Place I Want to Take You”, is a pretty sensational …
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Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018
2 months ago

Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018

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PyeongChang 2018 is set to begin in less than 5 months, but tickets to the event are proving a hard sell. Only 22.7% of a total 1.18 million tickets were …
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¥2,000 cat skiing on its way to Niseko
2 months ago

¥2,000 cat skiing on its way to Niseko

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Niseko-based skiers face an exciting prospect. As of next season, The House of Powder (THoP) will offer a ¥2,000 (US$18) cat skiing service to the top of Chisenupuri ski area, …
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