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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running
3 weeks ago

Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running

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For the 20th year in a row, Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti has opened to the public before any other ski resort in Japan. The October 19 opening day attracted more …
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Niseko’s newest hotel to open in landmark location
1 month ago

Niseko’s newest hotel to open in landmark location

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Long-time visitors to Niseko will remember the Scot Hotel, which sat prominently above the Hirafu Welcome Centre, with the King Pair lift almost on its doorstep. It was a Niseko …
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Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast
1 month ago

Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued its seasonal forecast for winter 2018/19, covering December 2018–February 2019. After a 2017/18 winter that was considered once of the best in recent history, …
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Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour
1 month ago

Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour

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Hakuba has been confirmed as the first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour, a series that will include events in Kicking Horse (Canada), Fieberbrunn (Austria), Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra) and Verbier (Switzerland). …
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The walking street set to transform Niseko
1 month ago

The walking street set to transform Niseko

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Bustling shopping plazas, Melbourne-style laneways and big-name food outlets. It is an ambitious vision for Niseko that will soon become reality as Metropoly – a Hong Kong-based real estate development …
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Two of China’s largest ski resorts form lift ticket partnership
2 months ago

Two of China’s largest ski resorts form lift ticket partnership

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The newly-named Wanlong Paradise Resort and Genting Resort Secret Garden – two large neighbouring resorts in China’s Chongli district – have announced a partnership in the leadup the 2018/19 season.
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Vail Resorts plans to buy Japanese resort in a bid to lure Aussies, Chinese
2 months ago

Vail Resorts plans to buy Japanese resort in a bid to lure Aussies, Chinese

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Vail Resorts CEO Robert Katz has spoken of his intention to add a Japanese ski resort to Vail’s burgeoning portfolio in a bid to attract travellers from Australia, China, India …
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World’s largest indoor ski resort to be built in Shanghai
2 months ago

World’s largest indoor ski resort to be built in Shanghai

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Singapore-listed firm KOP has announced plans for the development of a $360 million ski resort in Shanghai’s Pudong district. The 227,000 sqm facility will be the largest in the world and …
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New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort
3 months ago

New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort

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News that Hakuba’s Happo-one resort will be opening a new “powder area” for the 2018/19 season is being met with excitement by fans of the resort.

The area known as …
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Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August
3 months 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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