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New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort
1 month ago

New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort

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News that Hakuba’s Happo-one resort will be opening a new “powder area” for the 2018/19 season is being met with excitement by fans of the resort.

The area known as …
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Meet Jones, Shiga Kogen’s ski patrol dog
5 months ago

Meet Jones, Shiga Kogen’s ski patrol dog

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This four-legged ski patroller is a key member of the team in Yokoteyama, Shiga Kogen. Video courtesy of Mountainwatch.

Japan’s largest ski resort joins the Epic Pass
7 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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Watch live: Freeride World Tour Hakuba Japan 2018
9 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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Digital Style – Japan
11 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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Cold Transmission: Hakuba
12 months ago

Cold Transmission: Hakuba

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From Dakine: “On the other side of the ocean awaits another world, a land so foreign it doesn’t seem quite real. Its forests are magical, silently still, and filled with …
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Mike Douglas explores Japan in Salomon TV’s Fountain of Youth
12 months ago

Mike Douglas explores Japan in Salomon TV’s Fountain of Youth

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“Aging pro freeskier, Mike Douglas, travels to Japan in search of the secrets to perpetual youth and longevity. Between powder skiing sessions, he explores the Japanese diet, fitness, onsens and …
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Shiga Kogen
1 year ago

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen announced itself as a world-class snowsports facility when it hosted both the slalom and grand slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The world’s best skiers and …
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Travis Rice’s 96-point ride to win the Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017
2 years ago

Travis Rice’s 96-point ride to win the Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017

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Travis Rice has delivered the goods in Asia’s first ever Freeride World Qualifier event, nailing a 96-point ride to take the win in testing Hakuba conditions. It was the first …
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REPLAY: Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017
2 years ago

REPLAY: Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017

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From the Freeride World Tour website:

“Witness history in the making as the Japanese resort welcomes the inaugural event in less than a week!

The FWQ’s historical first-ever competition on …
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