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New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort
4 weeks ago

New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort

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News that Hakuba’s Happo-one resort will be opening a new “powder area” for the 2018/19 season is being met with excitement by fans of the resort.

The area known as …
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Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August
1 month ago

Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August

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Photos are beginning to circle the internet showing snow on the Kurodake ropeway. This is nothing unusual about snow in Kurodake; the mountain typically gets 15 metres of snow a …
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A powder day in Niseko after a 13-day storm
1 month ago

A powder day in Niseko after a 13-day storm

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This video was filmed entirely on Thursday, February 1, 2018 – the first sunny day after 13 consecutive days of snowfall. In what is surely a contender for Niseko’s best edit …
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Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19
1 month ago

Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19

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Alpine Backcountry Guides, one of the longest running international ski tour operators in Japan, has purchased a block of land that will give it exclusive access to a range near …
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Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member
1 month ago

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member

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2018/19 Mountain Collective passholders will be able to enjoy two free days of skiing at any of the four Niseko United resorts as well as to 50% off lift passes for …
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5 best secret spots to eat in Niseko, Japan
2 months ago

5 best secret spots to eat in Niseko, Japan

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Snowboard.com have produced a video on the best “secret eats” in Niseko, and we really think they’re onto something. Ski Asia favourite Guzu Guzu makes an appearance on the list, as …
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5 tips for taking kids on a ski holiday in Japan
2 months ago

5 tips for taking kids on a ski holiday in Japan

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Taking your kids on a ski holiday in Japan is a wonderful opportunity for them in so many different ways. As a place to learn or develop their skiing, there …
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Niseko releases 2018/19 promo video
2 months ago

Niseko releases 2018/19 promo video

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The 2018/19 Niseko Grand Hirafu promo video has it all: nighttime powder riding , spring park sessions and even a cameo from the ever popular “Orange Man“. Niseko is one …
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Meet Jones, Shiga Kogen’s ski patrol dog
4 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
4 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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