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Peter Tupper on starting a ski school in China at 24
4 days ago

Peter Tupper on starting a ski school in China at 24

By  •  People, Features

Starting a ski school and adventure business as a recent university graduate is a bold move any way you look at it, not least in a country like China, where …
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Skiing in Gulmarg: advice from an 11-season veteran
1 week ago

Skiing in Gulmarg: advice from an 11-season veteran

Meet Yanik Turgeon: a self-professed “ski bum”, who arrived in Gulmarg for the first time in 2009, fell in love, and keeps going back year after year (that is, until …
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Powder skiing on a secret Korean island: here’s how
2 months ago

Powder skiing on a secret Korean island: here’s how

“I can guarantee there won’t be anyone else on the mountain”, says Max – guide and owner of Teamax Adventure – who has agreed to talk to me about skiing …
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Why we travelled to Niseko to ski four volcanoes in four days
1 year ago

Why we travelled to Niseko to ski four volcanoes in four days

In February 2020 seven challengers from the UK, USA, and Singapore made their way to Niseko to take on 4 volcanoes in 4 days in support of Protect Our Winters …
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Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map
2 years ago

Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map

By  •  People, Features

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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10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide
4 years ago

10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide

By  •  People, Features

When Cveto Podlogar addresses his clients at a “Beyond the Niseko Backcountry” clinic in December, he will be calling on almost 30 years of experience as a guide in the …
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Skiing in Iran: advice from “Ski of Persia” founder Baptise Baudier
4 years ago

Skiing in Iran: advice from “Ski of Persia” founder Baptise Baudier

Skiing in Iran is not on the top of most people’s ski holiday list, but for Frenchman Baptiste Baudier it became a fascination that evolved into a project called “Ski …
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Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club
5 years ago

Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club

By  •  People, Features

Founding a business will always have its challenges. But for Anthea Hung and Miha Grilj – who have this year launched Hokkaido Ski Club, a boutique snow sports operation in Niseko, …
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These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked
5 years ago

These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked

By  •  People

Dutch skier Anne Bakker and his friend Jaap Sturm visited Niseko, Japan over the 2015/16 winter season and were floored by the quality of riding and vast quantities of snow in …
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Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai
6 years ago

Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai

By  •  People, Guides

Rusutsu ski instructor Natalie Lai logged hours on Hong Kong’s most popular indoor ski slope before taking work at a resort in mainland China and, later, Japan. She is now a …
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