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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
12 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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La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season
1 year ago

La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency is, once again, predicting that La Niña is a chance (50%) of emerging before the season’s end. If this were to happen, Japan would likely experience …
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Ski town tops Japan’s population growth charts
1 year ago

Ski town tops Japan’s population growth charts

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Kutchan-cho – a municipality of Hokkaido that encompasses much of Niseko United ski resort and its largest resort-side town, Hirafu – has topped a population growth chart published by Japan’s …
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Nuclear tests force closure of China’s sole cat-skiing operation
1 year ago

Nuclear tests force closure of China’s sole cat-skiing operation

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Underground nuclear tests conducted by North Korea have triggered landslides across the Chinese border, prompting authorities to close off large sections of Changbaishan National Nature Reserve.

The announcement spells bad …
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Kiroro partners with Australian resorts to offer free skiing
1 year ago

Kiroro partners with Australian resorts to offer free skiing

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Kiroro Resort has today announced a partnership with Australian ski resorts Hotham Alpine Resort and Falls Creek. In a move that will excite Australian skiers, the partnership will allow Kiroro’s …
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Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018
1 year ago

Empty seats expected for PyeongChang 2018

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PyeongChang 2018 is set to begin in less than 5 months, but tickets to the event are proving a hard sell. Only 22.7% of a total 1.18 million tickets were …
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Spot the difference: Niseko releases 17/18 trail map
1 year ago

Spot the difference: Niseko releases 17/18 trail map

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Niseko United has released its trail map for the 2017/18 season, with a few small but important differences to take note of. Construction teams have been hard at work in …
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¥2,000 cat skiing on its way to Niseko
1 year ago

¥2,000 cat skiing on its way to Niseko

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Niseko-based skiers face an exciting prospect. As of next season, The House of Powder (THoP) will offer a ¥2,000 (US$18) cat skiing service to the top of Chisenupuri ski area, …
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Niseko joins Mountain Collective
1 year ago

Niseko joins Mountain Collective

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Niseko United has joined the Mountain Collective, an international network of independent ski resorts. A Mountain Collective pass ($469USD) allows skiers access to more than 20 different ski resorts worldwide. …
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Kiroro partners with Colorado resort
1 year ago

Kiroro partners with Colorado resort

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Kiroro has just announced its newest global partner, Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Season pass holders are now entitled to three full days’ skiing at Sunlight (and …
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