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Guides

Advice from the team at Ski Asia. Everything from information on the best ski resorts, to skiing tips, to travel advice.

Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”
1 day ago

Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”

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Scan some internet forums and you might read something like “I’m interested in going to Yuzawa Ski Resort….” or “Echigo Yuzawa Ski Area”, or other similar places that don’t exist. …
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How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan
2 weeks ago

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan

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Working as a snowsports instructor in Japan will sound like a pipe dream to many. Deep powder, an exotic new country, an office on the slopes, and a job title …
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A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer
3 weeks ago

A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer

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The mountains around Yuzawa are currently covered in their fall colours. It is a great display every year due to the many different types of trees, and brings plenty of …
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Family-friendly ski resorts in Asia
2 months ago

Family-friendly ski resorts in Asia

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Planning a winter family holiday with young children is a daunting task, and the thought of having to deal with their tantrums during a blizzard can cause nightmares for parents. …
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Discovering the ski resorts of Iran
2 months ago

Discovering the ski resorts of Iran

By  •  People, Guides

Iran is not on the top of most people’s ski holiday list, but for Frenchman Baptiste Baudier it became a fascination that evolved into a project called “Ski of Persia“. …
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Top Japan snow getaways from Hong Kong
3 months ago

Top Japan snow getaways from Hong Kong

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With Winter fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your snow getaways. Hong Kong residents can consider themselves quite lucky, with relatively easy access to some of Japan’s top ski …
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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

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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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8 Asian ski destinations for serious adventurers
4 months ago

8 Asian ski destinations for serious adventurers

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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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A guide to working a ski season in Japan
5 months ago

A guide to working a ski season in Japan

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Interested in experiencing some of the deepest and lightest powder in the world? Dream of getting paid to do what you love? Keen to experience a new culture and way …
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Skiing meets gaming in South Korea
5 months ago

Skiing meets gaming in South Korea

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South Korea is a country obsessed with video games. This is evident in the number of PC bangs (internet cafes) found throughout Seoul and other major cities. In 2011, the …
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