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Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”
6 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
6 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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Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards
6 months ago

Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards

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Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Resort has been crowned Japan’s best ski resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards, toppling four-time winner Niseko United. It’s the first time in the awards’ five year …
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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
6 months ago

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season

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Niseko is expected to receive up to 120 cm of snow over the next seven days, in what will likely be one of the strongest starts to the season in …
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Digital Style – Japan
6 months ago

Digital Style – Japan

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From Newschoolers: “Ever since our “We are the Coterie” trip in 2015, each of us had been itching to get back to the steamy onsens, delicious food, and frequent snowfall …
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How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan
6 months ago

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan

By  •  People, Guides

Working as a snowsports instructor in Japan will sound like a pipe dream to many. Deep powder, an exotic new country, an office on the slopes, and a job title …
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La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season
6 months ago

La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency is, once again, predicting that La Niña is a chance (50%) of emerging before the season’s end. If this were to happen, Japan would likely experience …
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A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer
7 months ago

A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer

By  •  Guides

The mountains around Yuzawa are currently covered in their fall colours. It is a great display every year due to the many different types of trees, and brings plenty of …
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Ski town tops Japan’s population growth charts
7 months ago

Ski town tops Japan’s population growth charts

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Kutchan-cho – a municipality of Hokkaido that encompasses much of Niseko United ski resort and its largest resort-side town, Hirafu – has topped a population growth chart published by Japan’s …
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Snowyglow
7 months ago

Snowyglow

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Haglöfs Japan has released the teaser trailer for “Snowyglow”, a short film shot by Yasuyuki Shimanuki, featuring the powder fields of Hokkaido. The film explores the theme of “snow and …
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