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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Niseko confirms new chairlift for 2017/18 season
11 months ago

Niseko confirms new chairlift for 2017/18 season

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Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area – one of the four resorts that form Niseko United – has confirmed the addition of a new quad chairlift for the 2017/18 ski season. The Dream Quad Lift …
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North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events
11 months ago

North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events

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South Korea has announced its intent to share Olympic responsibilities with North Korea. Do Jong-hwan, South Korea’s sports minister, will raise the idea with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to …
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Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route
12 months ago

Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route

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Big news for Australian skiers. Come September, Japan Airlines (JAL) will offer direct flights from Melbourne to Narita (Tokyo), Japan. Currently, Qantas is the only carrier to offer this route, …
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Abandoned Japanese ski resort to reopen in December 2017
12 months ago

Abandoned Japanese ski resort to reopen in December 2017

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After more than 11 years in a state of abandonment, Lotte Arai Resort – formally known as Arai Mountain Resort and Spa – will reopen to the public in December, 2017.


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Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes
12 months ago

Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes

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Transport for next year’s Winter Olympics just got a whole lot easier. Olympic organisers have announced the completion of a $3.7 billion KTX train line connecting Seoul with Pyeongchang. The …
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Freeride World Tour scouts locations for China event
1 year ago

Freeride World Tour scouts locations for China event

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The Freeride World Tour’s future in Asia looks bright, after a series of videos released to their Facebook page revealed that they are currently scouting locations for an event based …
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Asia’s best resorts named in 2016 World Ski Awards
1 year ago

Asia’s best resorts named in 2016 World Ski Awards

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Niseko United (Japan) and YongPyong (South Korea) have extended their reign of dominance at the World Ski Awards, with both taking home the 2016 prize for the best ski resort …
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Beijing, Great Wall, ski slopes: China plans a new high-speed railway
2 years ago

Beijing, Great Wall, ski slopes: China plans a new high-speed railway

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Visitors to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be able to take in one of China’s great cultural attractions en route to its alpine skiing venues. In an announcement earlier this …
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Beijing to make snowsports compulsory in schools
2 years ago

Beijing to make snowsports compulsory in schools

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Skier participation in China is set to soar, with the announcement that Beijing will include ice and snow sports as a compulsory part of the primary and middle school curriculum. Under a …
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Japanese weather bureau announces the arrival of La Niña
2 years ago

Japanese weather bureau announces the arrival of La Niña

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The Japanese weather bureau said on Tuesday that La Niña had arrived, following its August announcement that the weather pattern would be a 70% chance to emerge. The revelation bodes well for Japanese ski resorts, …
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