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Skiing into the crater of a semi-active volcano
2 years ago

Skiing into the crater of a semi-active volcano

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Skiing into the crater of a semi-active volcano won’t seem like a sensible idea to most people. But trust us when we tell you this is virtually the pinnacle of …
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The Rising Gaijins
2 years ago

The Rising Gaijins

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Niseko, Japan is once again in the spotlight, the destination of choice for filmmaker Jake Munro and his crew of Kiwi skiers and snowboarders. With plenty of deep Hokkaido powder and …
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Niseko United like you’ve never seen it before
2 years ago

Niseko United like you’ve never seen it before

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The team at Niseko United have captured some truly epic footage of their resort, showcasing its bottomless powder, natural onsen, fascinating culture and extensive resort services. If this doesn’t get you in …
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Hakuba resorts unite to become Japan’s largest ski area
2 years ago

Hakuba resorts unite to become Japan’s largest ski area

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A major lift ticketing system overhaul will see Hakuba Valley become Japan’s biggest ski area in winter 2016/17. In an arrangement similar to the one that unites Niseko United‘s four resorts, visitors …
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Kiroro joins the Powder Alliance
3 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.

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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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Yeti spotted in Niseko
3 years ago

Yeti spotted in Niseko

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Words just don’t do this video any justice, so we’ll keep it short. This sensational footage was captured in Niseko by guiding company Black Diamond Tours, and it’s a little on the …
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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

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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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