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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports
5 months ago

Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports

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Europe and North America have long been the heavyweights of the ski world, but 2018 is shaping up as the year that Asia steps into the ring. A series of …
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Chinese city reveals plans for more than 20 ski resorts
6 months ago

Chinese city reveals plans for more than 20 ski resorts

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Baishan city government has announced plans to increase the number of ski resorts in the area to more than 20, in addition to the construction of an indoor skating centre, …
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Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
6 months ago

Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve

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Locals are calling Niseko’s start to the season one of the best in recent memory, and the numbers are proving that there is plenty of truth in the claim. Niseko …
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Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years
6 months ago

Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years

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It has been a long time in between drinks for Japanese skiers, who have had to wait 14 years for a new ski resort to be opened in the country. Mineyama …
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