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About Gareth Orchard

Gareth is an avid skier and has skied extensively throughout Japan and Korea. He is currently based in Seoul, and is Ski Asia's Korea specialist. Contact Gareth at gareth.orchard@skiasia.com.
Latest Posts | By Gareth Orchard
Niseko Village Winter Season 2017/18
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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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Hakuba Valley
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12 months ago

Hakuba Valley

Hakuba (“white horse”) is a village in the Japanese Alps, located 40 km north-west of Nagano city. Some of Japan’s best known ski resorts lie within this general region. In …
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Top 5 “off the beaten path” ski resorts in Japan
1 year ago

Top 5 “off the beaten path” ski resorts in Japan

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Japan now ranks among the world’s most revered ski destinations. As its reputation has grown, so too has the number of international skiers to Japanese resorts. Foreigners tend to gravitate …
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Niseko joins Mountain Collective
1 year ago

Niseko joins Mountain Collective

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Niseko United has joined the Mountain Collective, an international network of independent ski resorts. A Mountain Collective pass ($469USD) allows skiers access to more than 20 different ski resorts worldwide. …
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