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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Find ski resorts in Hokkaido with this interactive map

By  •  Guides

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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Asia’s top 5 ski resorts
2 years ago

Asia’s top 5 ski resorts

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Traditionally, North American and European ski resorts have attracted more international attention than their Asian counterparts. Over the last few years much of that attention has turned to Japan’s world-class …
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Niseko United
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2 years ago

Niseko United

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

The ski area that is commonly referred to as “Niseko” actually comprises four ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri – which combine to form Niseko United. Niseko United resorts …
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Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau
2 years ago

Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau

By  •  People, Guides

Snowboard instructor JT Chau’s resume reads a little differently from many of his fellow snow industry workers. Since taking a break from his job as an exercise physiologist in 2011, he’s …
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