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Hokkaido ski resorts record 40cm+ as winter arrives early
3 weeks ago

Hokkaido ski resorts record 40cm+ as winter arrives early

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In what we hope is a sign of things to come, several Hokkaido ski resorts have woken to a thick layer of fresh snow this morning, with a report of …
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Niseko’s 2020 promo video is everything you’ll miss about Japan this season
1 month ago

Niseko’s 2020 promo video is everything you’ll miss about Japan this season

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Unless you’re reading this from Japan right now, there’s a good chance you’ll be skipping this season – at least the best months. So if you want a reminder of …
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Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped
2 months ago

Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped

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Japan’s borders will be open to foreign tourists by April if the government’s plan to open the country ahead of the postponed 2020 Olympics – now scheduled for summer 2021 …
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Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is a boost for some and a concern for others
2 months ago

Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is a boost for some and a concern for others

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its forecast for the 2020/21 winter season, indicating that above average snowfall and colder than average temperatures are a likely outcome for resorts …
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Skiing in Niseko will be different this winter: here’s what’s changing
2 months ago

Skiing in Niseko will be different this winter: here’s what’s changing

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Niseko Grand Hirafu has revealed a number of operational changes to be implemented for the 2020/21 season. In a letter addressed to the local community, resort General Manager Fumio Sato …
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Rusutsu to close gondola and lifts in limited operations plan for 2020/21
2 months ago

Rusutsu to close gondola and lifts in limited operations plan for 2020/21

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Rusutsu Resort has made the decision to run lifts on a limited schedule for the 2020/21 season, announcing that six lifts would be closed permanently and others operated on a …
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Aussie snowboarding legend Tom Pelley gets deep in Japan
3 months ago

Aussie snowboarding legend Tom Pelley gets deep in Japan

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“Snowboarded all day, drank sake all night, karaoke in the evenings.” That’s the trip write-up from YES. Snowboards rider Tom Pelley, who has been featured in episode two of Tasman …
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Is the 2021 Epic Australia Pass worth it for Aussies visiting Japan?
3 months ago

Is the 2021 Epic Australia Pass worth it for Aussies visiting Japan?

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Late last week, Vail Resorts launched its sale of the 2021 Epic Australia Pass, which among other things, includes five consecutive days at both Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu for the …
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Climate change to blame for Hakuba’s Happo Banks closure
3 months ago

Climate change to blame for Hakuba’s Happo Banks closure

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Happo One’s Happo Banks snowpark has become a casualty of climate change and will close permanently, according to a statement published on its website. Park designer Hayato “Bubbles” Maruyama and …
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Aussie snowboarder Briony May Johnson shows us why Lotte Arai is a must visit
3 months ago

Aussie snowboarder Briony May Johnson shows us why Lotte Arai is a must visit

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YES. Snowboards team rider Briony May Johnson grew up riding Mt Hotham in Australia, but these days she calls Myoko Kogen her home mountain – where she helps her parents …
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