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Posts By Gareth Orchard

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Hakuba Valley
8.6
3 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
3 months ago

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

By  •  Guides

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
3 months 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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Kiroro partners with Colorado resort
4 months ago

Kiroro partners with Colorado resort

By  •  News

Kiroro has just announced its newest global partner, Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Season pass holders are now entitled to three full days’ skiing at Sunlight (and …
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Tomamu Bound
4 months ago

Tomamu Bound

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Jeremy Pancras is a French freestyle skier and former Olympian. In 2014, he competed at Sochi in the men’s slopestyle. More recently, Pancras has shifted his focus away from competition—something …
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Eco-hotel opens at Thaiwoo
4 months ago

Eco-hotel opens at Thaiwoo

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Element Hotels, a brand extension of Marriott International, has made its first foray into the Chinese ski industry. The company has opened a new hotel at Zhangjiakou’s Thaiwoo Ski Resort. …
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Madarao
7.3
4 months ago

Madarao

Madarao Mountain Ski Resort is one of Japan’s hidden gems. The resort is located in northeastern Nagano, on Japan’s main island. It sits between Myoko Kogen and Nozawa Onsen – …
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8 Asian ski destinations for serious adventurers
4 months ago

8 Asian ski destinations for serious adventurers

By  •  Guides

Japan is Asia’s undisputed home of snow sports. Skiers have been tearing up Hokkaido’s powder fields for decades. More recently, both China and Korea have emerged as viable ski destinations. …
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Polish skier to take on K2
4 months ago

Polish skier to take on K2

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Polish skier and mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel is set to take on K2 in coming days. He is looking to make the first complete ski descent from summit to snowline.

The …
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North Korea building a third ski resort
5 months ago

North Korea building a third ski resort

By  •  News

Construction has begun on North Korea’s third ski area. The soon-to-be Kanggye ski resort is located in Kanggye City, Chagang Province, less than 50 km from the Chinese border. Chagang …
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