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Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty
4 weeks ago

Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty

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Niseko resident Yamada Yuriko has launched an online petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty, in which he pleads with Niseko Town authorities not to “let investors and speculators turn Niseko …
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Hurry! If you book a flight to Japan now you’ll get a custom “Boarding Pass” snowboard worth $900
1 month ago

Hurry! If you book a flight to Japan now you’ll get a custom “Boarding Pass” snowboard worth $900

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It’s been two years since Japan Airlines launched direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo, and they’ve decided to mark the occasion with a promotion that will make snowboarders very excited. …
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6 days in Japan | Big mountain freeride skier takes on Hakuba
2 months ago

6 days in Japan | Big mountain freeride skier takes on Hakuba

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How much can you accomplish with simply 6 days on the ground in Japan during winter? Freeride athlete Nick Steers jam packs his schedule in order to get a taste …
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Jamie O’Brien snowboards “day of the year” in Hokkaido, surfs secret spot hours later
2 months ago

Jamie O’Brien snowboards “day of the year” in Hokkaido, surfs secret spot hours later

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We’re used to seeing Jamie O’Brien scoring epic conditions at pipe on Hawaii’s North Shore, but it seems as though the snow gods are equally kind to him. O’Brien is on …
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Footage from the worst snowboard season in Japan
2 months ago

Footage from the worst snowboard season in Japan

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Turns out Japan’s worst snow season in decades can still produce some epic conditions, such was the case for the SnowboardProCamp crew on their recent trip to Niseko.

In their …
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Club Med rides China’s ski boom with three new resorts
3 months ago

Club Med rides China’s ski boom with three new resorts

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Club Med will continue to play a hand in China’s snowsports boom, adding to its portfolio of ski resort hotels in China with new additions in Changbaishan, Thaiwoo and Taicang. …
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Niseko resort expansion proposed in 2030 Olympic bid
4 months ago

Niseko resort expansion proposed in 2030 Olympic bid

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A successful 2030 Winter Olympics bid by Sapporo City may prompt the development of new gondolas, lifts and terrain at Niseko Village, according to an announcement by the Hokkaido Shimbun …
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Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map
4 months ago

Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map

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Just over a year ago, Rob Thomson launched Hokkaido Wilds, an English-language database of ski touring routes complete with maps, photos, downloadable GPS files and detailed descriptions. In the short …
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Rusutsu dominates at 2019 World Ski Awards, but it’s a Niseko hotel that stuns the world
4 months ago

Rusutsu dominates at 2019 World Ski Awards, but it’s a Niseko hotel that stuns the world

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Rusutsu has enjoyed another successful year at the World Ski Awards, claiming the Japan’s Best Ski Resort for the third year running. The resort is now just one award short …
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China’s new ski centre lauded as “one of the best racing mountains in the world”
4 months ago

China’s new ski centre lauded as “one of the best racing mountains in the world”

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Swiss Alpine legend and course designer Bernhard Russi has hailed China’s newly completed National Alpine Ski Centre as a success, describing it as “one of the best racing mountains in …
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