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People

We uncover the personalities that make up Asia’s skiing community.

10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide
12 months ago

10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide

By  •  People, Guides

When Cveto Podlogar addresses his clients at a “Beyond the Niseko Backcountry” clinic in December, he will be calling on almost 30 years of experience as a guide in the …
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How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan
1 year ago

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan

By  •  People, Guides

Working as a snowsports instructor in Japan will sound like a pipe dream to many. Deep powder, an exotic new country, an office on the slopes, and a job title …
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Discovering the ski resorts of Iran
1 year ago

Discovering the ski resorts of Iran

By  •  People, Guides

Iran is not on the top of most people’s ski holiday list, but for Frenchman Baptiste Baudier it became a fascination that evolved into a project called “Ski of Persia“. …
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Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club
2 years ago

Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club

By  •  People

Founding a business will always have its challenges. But for Anthea Hung and Miha Grilj – who have this year launched Hokkaido Ski Club, a boutique snow sports operation in Niseko, …
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These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked
2 years ago

These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked

By  •  People

Dutch skier Anne Bakker and his friend Jaap Sturm visited Niseko, Japan over the 2015/16 winter season and were floored by the quality of riding and vast quantities of snow in …
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Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai
3 years ago

Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai

By  •  People, Guides

Rusutsu ski instructor Natalie Lai logged hours on Hong Kong’s most popular indoor ski slope before taking work at a resort in mainland China and, later, Japan. She is now a …
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Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau
3 years ago

Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau

By  •  People, Guides

Snowboard instructor JT Chau’s resume reads a little differently from many of his fellow snow industry workers. Since taking a break from his job as an exercise physiologist in 2011, he’s …
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