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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Why La Niña is great news for Japanese ski resorts
1 year ago

Why La Niña is great news for Japanese ski resorts

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Some great news for Japanese snow lovers, along with a healthy dose of reality thrown in for good measure. First, the good news. There is a 70% chance that a La Niña …
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Hakuba resorts unite to become Japan’s largest ski area
1 year ago

Hakuba resorts unite to become Japan’s largest ski area

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A major lift ticketing system overhaul will see Hakuba Valley become Japan’s biggest ski area in winter 2016/17. In an arrangement similar to the one that unites Niseko United‘s four resorts, visitors …
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Kiroro joins the Powder Alliance
1 year ago

Kiroro joins the Powder Alliance

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Any Powder Alliance without one of Japan’s snow-spoilt ski resorts would hardly be fit for the name. The inclusion of Kiroro Ski Resort in an otherwise all-North American lineup means …
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Club Med Beidahu to open for winter 2016/17
2 years ago

Club Med Beidahu to open for winter 2016/17

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Club Med Beidahu is set to become Club Med‘s second ski hotel in China when it opens in December this year. The all-inclusive resort will feature fitness room, spa and Jacuzzi, as well as the …
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Is this pocket-sized ski instructor the next big thing in ski tech?
2 years ago

Is this pocket-sized ski instructor the next big thing in ski tech?

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Shenzhen is hardly the centre of the global ski community, but that hasn’t stopped a team at the prestigious Shenzhen-based hardware accelerator, HAX, from launching and successfully funding one of …
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Great Wall, great skiing at China’s Thaiwoo ski resort
2 years ago

Great Wall, great skiing at China’s Thaiwoo ski resort

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A first glance at Thaiwoo Ski Resort’s Facebook page or Instagram account, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at photos of a resort in North America, Europe …
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Niseko Village unveils plans for new lifts and terrain
2 years ago

Niseko Village unveils plans for new lifts and terrain

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Niseko Village has unveiled plans for a major overhaul that makes this week’s lift upgrade announcement from Niseko Grand Hirafu resort look tame in comparison. In what appears to be …
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Niseko announces lift upgrade plans for winter 2016/17
2 years ago

Niseko announces lift upgrade plans for winter 2016/17

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Niseko Grand Hirafu resort has revealed plans to begin major lift upgrades, a response to a rapidly growing number of international visitors and mounting pressure for better crowd control.

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You can apply for the “world’s coolest job”
2 years ago

You can apply for the “world’s coolest job”

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Stuck in a career rut? Sick of the daily grind and the sight of an office cubicle? Wishing you could live out your dream of skiing powder every day in a …
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Asian resorts deliver at World Ski Awards in Kitzbuhel
2 years ago

Asian resorts deliver at World Ski Awards in Kitzbuhel

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Saturday’s World Ski Awards ceremony in Kitzbuhel, Austria has reconfirmed Niseko’s status as Japan’s best ski resort and one of the finest in the world. Niseko recorded a clean sweep …
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