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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
10 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
10 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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Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village
10 months ago

Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village

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Marriott International and YTL Hotels have the announced the development of two new hotels in Niseko Village, an EDITION and a W Hotel – two of Marriott’s luxury brands.

YTL …
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Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018
11 months ago

Russia banned from competing at PyeongChang 2018

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing at next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The decision was made following an investigation into Russia’s doping violations …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
11 months ago

Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The city of Sapporo is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, which, if successful, would mean a third consecutive Asian host. PyeongChang, South Korea, is set to …
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Rusutsu in line for major facelift
11 months ago

Rusutsu in line for major facelift

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Rusutsu Resort is set to undergo a 700 million dollar (USD) facelift, following a landmark partnership announcement between award-winning developer NISADE and Kamori Kanko, the resort’s current operator.

Rusutsu’s accommodation …
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Niseko’s 10 year transformation: before and after
11 months ago

Niseko’s 10 year transformation: before and after

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Niseko Tourism today released its resort map for the 2017/18 season, which we felt presented a great opportunity for a walk down memory lane. Niseko’s rapid development has been well …
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Niseko and Hakuba announce earliest openings in 5 years
11 months ago

Niseko and Hakuba announce earliest openings in 5 years

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The Japanese winter season has arrived in spectacular fashion. Over the last week, Japan’s ski resorts have been hit by some of the heaviest early-season snowfall in recent years, prompting both …
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Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards
11 months ago

Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards

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Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Resort has been crowned Japan’s best ski resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards, toppling four-time winner Niseko United. It’s the first time in the awards’ five year …
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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
11 months ago

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season

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Niseko is expected to receive up to 120 cm of snow over the next seven days, in what will likely be one of the strongest starts to the season in …
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