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Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August
3 hours ago

Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August

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Photos are beginning to circle the internet showing snow on the Kurodake ropeway. This is nothing unusual about snow in Kurodake; the mountain typically gets 15 metres of snow a …
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Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19
6 days ago

Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19

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Alpine Backcountry Guides, one of the longest running international ski tour operators in Japan, has purchased a block of land that will give it exclusive access to a range near …
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Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member
1 week ago

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member

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2018/19 Mountain Collective passholders will be able to enjoy two free days of skiing at any of the four Niseko United resorts as well as to 50% off lift passes for …
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China’s plan to transform Shaolin Monks into Winter Olympic superstars
2 weeks ago

China’s plan to transform Shaolin Monks into Winter Olympic superstars

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China’s next Winter Olympic gold medallist could very well be a Shaolin Monk. In a bid to improve on a disappointing 9-medal tally in PyeongChang, Chinese sports chiefs have been …
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Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass
6 months ago

Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass

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Hakuba Valley has become the latest addition to the Epic Pass for 2018/19, bringing the Epic tally to 55 mountains resorts spanning eight countries. Holders of the Epic Pass, the …
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1 week in, 6 talking points from PyeongChang 2018
6 months ago

1 week in, 6 talking points from PyeongChang 2018

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It has been an eventful opening week in PyeongChang, with a number of stories taking shape that may well go down in Olympic folklore. We’ve picked six of the major …
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PyeongChang 2018 event schedule
6 months ago

PyeongChang 2018 event schedule

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The opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will take place at 8 pm on Friday 9 Febraury. Between February 8–25 more than 102 events will take place, featuring …
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The underdogs of PyeongChang 2018
6 months ago

The underdogs of PyeongChang 2018

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Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher, Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin. These are a few of names that will dominate the conversation when the PyeongChang Winter Olympics kick off in just under a …
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Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort
7 months ago

Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort

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A volcano has erupted in central Japan, killing a Japanese soldier and injuring up to 14 others. The eruption reportedly triggered an avalanche that buried nearly a dozen skiers – six of …
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Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm
7 months ago

Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm

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“Japanuary” is living up to its name, with ski resorts around the country set to benefit from snowstorms that have closed two runways at Narita Airport and prompted Japan’s Meteorological …
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