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Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
2 weeks 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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5 videos: Proof of Japan’s epic start to the season
1 month ago

5 videos: Proof of Japan’s epic start to the season

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Someone turned on the Japanese powder tap at the end of November and never turned it off. It has been one of the most memorable starts to the winter season …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
2 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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10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide
2 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 next month, he will be calling on almost 30 years of experience as a guide in the …
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Rusutsu in line for major facelift
2 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
2 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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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
2 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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Ski town tops Japan’s population growth charts
3 months 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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Snowyglow
3 months ago

Snowyglow

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Haglöfs Japan has released the teaser trailer for “Snowyglow”, a short film shot by Yasuyuki Shimanuki, featuring the powder fields of Hokkaido. The film explores the theme of “snow and …
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Kiroro partners with Australian resorts to offer free skiing
3 months 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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