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Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass
9 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
9 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
9 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)
9 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
9 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
10 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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Watch live: Freeride World Tour Hakuba Japan 2018
10 months ago

Watch live: Freeride World Tour Hakuba Japan 2018

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Hakuba takes centre stage as the first of five stops on the flagship Freeride World Tour. Watch live as reigning champ Travis Rice takes on epic conditions and an all-star …
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Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm
10 months ago

Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm

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“Japanuary” is living up to its name, with ski resorts around the country set to benefit from snowstorms that have closed two runways at Narita Airport and prompted Japan’s Meteorological …
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Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports
10 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
11 months ago

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

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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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