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Kiroro joins the Powder Alliance
2 years 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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Niseko Village unveils plans for new lifts and terrain
3 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
3 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.

The …
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Highlights from the 2016 Hokkaido Technical Championships
3 years ago

Highlights from the 2016 Hokkaido Technical Championships

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Watch as the best technical skiers and instructors from across Japan compete for the Hokkaido Technical Championships title. The event is gradually opening the door to foreign entrants, and this …
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Find ski resorts in Hokkaido with this interactive map
3 years ago

Find ski resorts in Hokkaido with this interactive map

By  •  Guides

With hundreds of resorts spread across Hokkaido, planning a ski holiday can be a confronting task. Engineering blogger James Ramsden faced this very dilemma back in January last year, inspiring him to create an …
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Niseko United
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3 years ago

Niseko United

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

The ski area that is commonly referred to as “Niseko” actually comprises four ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri – which combine to form Niseko United. Niseko United resorts …
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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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“Best Powder” segment of 2015
3 years ago

“Best Powder” segment of 2015

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The full Japan segment from Legs of Steel‘s Passenger, which picked up the award for “Best Powder” at this year’s Powder Awards. It follows freeskiers Paddy Graham, Sven Kueenle and Fraser …
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You can apply for the “world’s coolest job”
3 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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Park Hyatt hotel and residences to open in Niseko
3 years ago

Park Hyatt hotel and residences to open in Niseko

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Niseko is in the midst of a luxury boom, strengthened by the announcement today that Hyatt will be opening a hotel and residences in Niseko Hanazono from 2019. Park Hyatt Niseko …
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