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Meet Jones, Shiga Kogen’s ski patrol dog
2 months ago

Meet Jones, Shiga Kogen’s ski patrol dog

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This four-legged ski patroller is a key member of the team in Yokoteyama, Shiga Kogen. Video courtesy of Mountainwatch.

The Lost Craftsmen
2 months ago

The Lost Craftsmen

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A journey into Japan’s rich maker culture and legendary powdery winter. A look at the past, present and future of craftsmanship intertwined with the search for carving the perfect turn.
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Top 8 Luxury Ski Hotels in Asia
2 months ago

Top 8 Luxury Ski Hotels in Asia

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Skiing has long been associated with wealth and luxury. It’s no surprise, then, that some of Asia’s most impressive hotels are located within a stone’s throw of the slopes. Here …
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Watch live: Arai Freeride Qualifier 2* 2018
4 months ago

Watch live: Arai Freeride Qualifier 2* 2018

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The Freeride World Qualifier series heads to Lotte Arai Resort, a ski resort in Japan’s Niigata prefecture that was reopened this season after 11 years in a state of abandonment. …
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Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass
4 months ago

Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass

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Hakuba Valley has become the latest addition to the Epic Pass for 2018/19, bringing the Epic tally to 55 mountains resorts spanning eight countries. Holders of the Epic Pass, the …
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Niseko records 16 metres before March
5 months ago

Niseko records 16 metres before March

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Niseko is enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory, with 16 metres of snow falling already according to a report published by niseko.com. The bumper season takes the resort …
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Lotte Arai’s new promo vid is a powderhound’s dream
5 months ago

Lotte Arai’s new promo vid is a powderhound’s dream

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Lotte Arai resort opened this season after 11 years in a state of abandonment and, if its new promo vid is anything to go by, its owners are pinning the …
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Jon Olsson skis in heaven (Hakuba)
5 months ago

Jon Olsson skis in heaven (Hakuba)

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Youtube’s favourite ex pro skier continues his love affair with Hakuba in the latest instalment of his Vlog. Jon Olsson and his crew hit up Tsugaike Resort, getting very lucky …
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Watch Lewis Hamilton snowboarding in Niseko, Japan
5 months ago

Watch Lewis Hamilton snowboarding in Niseko, Japan

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Lewis Hamilton is better known for his feats on the F1 circuit than the snow, but it turns out he’s pretty handy on snowboard too. Hamilton hit the slopes of …
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Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort
6 months ago

Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort

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A volcano has erupted in central Japan, killing a Japanese soldier and injuring up to 14 others. The eruption reportedly triggered an avalanche that buried nearly a dozen skiers – six of …
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