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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.

Top 5 indoor ski slopes in Asia
6 months 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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Finding snow monkeys in Japan
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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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A beginner’s guide to skiing Japan
10 months ago

A beginner’s guide to skiing Japan

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Japan is the perfect holiday destination for a beginner skier or snowboarder. There are no other countries in Asia that offer the same combination of high quality snow, ideal beginner terrain …
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Top 5 Hokkaido ski resorts
11 months ago

Top 5 Hokkaido ski resorts

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Hokkaido is to powder skiing what the Hawaiian North Shore is to surfing. The northernmost island of Japan is a Mecca for powder hunters – its reputation built upon the …
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Watch 30 years of Asian ski resort development in 30 seconds
12 months ago

Watch 30 years of Asian ski resort development in 30 seconds

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Asia’s ski industry has come a long way in the last three decades. Sleepy Japanese ski resorts are now bustling international hotspots. Skiing in China has gone from being a virtual …
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5 things to get right when buying new ski gear
12 months ago

5 things to get right when buying new ski gear

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There are a lot of decisions to make when you commit to buying new ski gear. How much should I spend? How do I allocate my budget? Should I buy …
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3 insider tips for a memorable Niseko holiday
1 year ago

3 insider tips for a memorable Niseko holiday

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As the founders of Niseko-based Hokkaido Ski Club, Anthea Hung and Miha Grilj know more than a thing or two about getting the most out of a holiday in Niseko. …
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The ultimate Ski Asia bucket list
1 year ago

The ultimate Ski Asia bucket list

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Japan, China and Korea. Three vastly different countries that are home to some of the best skiing experiences on the planet. We’ve done our best to compile our favorites into …
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