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Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports
9 months ago

Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports

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Europe and North America have long been the heavyweights of the ski world, but 2018 is shaping up as the year that Asia steps into the ring. A series of …
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Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
9 months ago

Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve

By  •  News

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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Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years
9 months ago

Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years

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It has been a long time in between drinks for Japanese skiers, who have had to wait 14 years for a new ski resort to be opened in the country. Mineyama …
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5 videos: Proof of Japan’s epic start to the season
9 months ago

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

By  •  Videos

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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Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village
10 months ago

Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village

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Marriott International and YTL Hotels have the announced the development of two new hotels in Niseko Village, an EDITION and a W Hotel – two of Marriott’s luxury brands.

YTL …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
10 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
10 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
10 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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Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”
10 months ago

Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”

By  •  Guides

Scan some internet forums and you might read something like “I’m interested in going to Yuzawa Ski Resort….” or “Echigo Yuzawa Ski Area”, or other similar places that don’t exist. …
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Niseko’s 10 year transformation: before and after
10 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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