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Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news for some and a concern for others
1 year ago

Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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