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Is the 2021 Epic Australia Pass worth it for Aussies visiting Japan?
8 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
8 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
9 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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Ritz-Carlton confirms Niseko opening date
9 months ago

Ritz-Carlton confirms Niseko opening date

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Ritz-Carlton will forge ahead with plans for a 2020 opening date in Niseko, confirming in a press release that the luxury hotel will open its doors to visitors on December …
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Japan’s new tourism video gives hope to skiers and snowboarders
10 months ago

Japan’s new tourism video gives hope to skiers and snowboarders

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“Hope lights the way.” It’s the theme behind the Japan National Tourism Organisation’s latest video, part of a global initiative that is encouraging travellers to “stay inspired during these unprecedented …
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5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there
10 months ago

5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there

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COVID-19 has thrown a giant spanner in the works – one that is already having a major impact on international travel and which will likely extend to Japan’s 2020/21 winter …
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Winners of the 2020 Ski Asia Awards
11 months ago

Winners of the 2020 Ski Asia Awards

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The best ski resorts, hotels and ski schools of 2020

It has been a difficult start to the year for the entire world, and the ski industry has not eluded …
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COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia
1 year ago

COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia

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In a positive sign for the Asian ski industry, Australia’s National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission Nev Power has revealed that a “travel bubble” that includes Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, China …
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Check out Niseko from an angle you’ve never seen before
1 year ago

Check out Niseko from an angle you’ve never seen before

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Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort has published 40 minutes of breathtaking drone footage shot over Niseko, and we can’t get enough of it. There’s no storyline, no words and no action …
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Japanese mountain associations urge skiers to stay out of the backcountry
1 year ago

Japanese mountain associations urge skiers to stay out of the backcountry

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Japan’s four predominant mountaineering associations have urged residents to stop all mountain-based activities immediately, including ski touring and split boarding. The announcement was prompted by the Japanese government’s declaration of …
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