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Posts By Gareth Orchard

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10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
1 year ago

10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

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For those of us who love soju and skiing in equal measure, the prospect of a Winter Olympics in South Korea is certainly exciting. A successful Olympic campaign could provide …
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Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route
1 year ago

Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route

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Big news for Australian skiers. Come September, Japan Airlines (JAL) will offer direct flights from Melbourne to Narita (Tokyo), Japan. Currently, Qantas is the only carrier to offer this route, …
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Top 5 indoor ski slopes in Asia
1 year ago

Top 5 indoor ski slopes in Asia

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Experienced alpine skiers might balk at the prospect of indoor skiing, but the industry is attracting huge investment nonetheless. Countries with little to no snow are pouring millions of dollars …
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Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes
1 year ago

Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes

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Transport for next year’s Winter Olympics just got a whole lot easier. Olympic organisers have announced the completion of a $3.7 billion KTX train line connecting Seoul with Pyeongchang. The …
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Shiga Kogen
1 year ago

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen announced itself as a world-class snowsports facility when it hosted both the slalom and grand slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The world’s best skiers and …
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Finding snow monkeys in Japan
1 year ago

Finding snow monkeys in Japan

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In the northern reaches of Nagano prefecture is one of Japan’s most popular winter destinations, the mountainous municipality of Yamanouchi. Yamanouchi is famous on three counts: skiing, onsens and snow …
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Skiing with snow monsters at Zao Onsen
1 year ago

Skiing with snow monsters at Zao Onsen

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Japan is a wonderfully strange place. Adventure-seeking tourists come from all over the world to stay in ninja-themed capsule hotels, eat octopus-flavoured ice cream, dine at vampire cafes, and attend …
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Après ski in Korea: 7 things you should know
1 year ago

Après ski in Korea: 7 things you should know

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South Korean ski resorts get far less attention from the foreign crowd than neighbouring Japan’s. Skiing in Korea is a relatively new phenomenon; Korea’s first resort was built in the …
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Top 5 ski resorts in Korea
2 years ago

Top 5 ski resorts in Korea

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Korean ski resorts have enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years. While Japan still attracts the most attention, Korea’s resorts are a viable alternative, particularly to those looking for …
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