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Advice from the team at Ski Asia. Everything from information on the best ski resorts, to skiing tips, to travel advice.

Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots
1 month ago

Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots

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Takao Miyashita is a Hokkaido native who started skiing when he was just a 3-year-old, and since then he has made the mountains and snow his life. He has been …
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Packing tips for your Japan ski or snowboard trip
4 months ago

Packing tips for your Japan ski or snowboard trip

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It’s finally happening, your flights are booked, your rental car is waiting, and it’s dumping. It’s time for that dream trip to Japan. But before you can shred bottomless pow, …
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This map could hold the secrets to Japan’s ultimate powder skiing road trip
5 months ago

This map could hold the secrets to Japan’s ultimate powder skiing road trip

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If you were planning to ski world-class powder in as many resorts as possible, you’d be hard pressed to find a better area of Japan to begin than the Joetsu-Myoko …
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Top 5 snowboards for 2019/20
5 months ago

Top 5 snowboards for 2019/20

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Winter is nearly upon us. It’s time to wax those boards, and get ready to make some turns. But if you hit the slopes, it might be time to update …
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Top 5 skis for 2019/20
5 months ago

Top 5 skis for 2019/20

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As the 2019-20 ski season nears, it’s time to pick our top five favorite skis for the season. We know it’s hard to choose new skis when there’s so much …
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5 best ski resorts in Tohoku, Japan
5 months ago

5 best ski resorts in Tohoku, Japan

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If you’ve been regaled with stories from skiers who visited resorts like Niseko or Hakuba in the 90s and early 2000s, then you’ll have no doubt heard how much easier …
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Top ski resort breweries in Japan
6 months ago

Top ski resort breweries in Japan

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Japan is well known for its beer, and many a skier has celebrated a successful day on the ski slopes with an ice cold Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo or Yebisu. But …
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Why would you buy ski property in Madarao, Japan?
6 months ago

Why would you buy ski property in Madarao, Japan?

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Buying property in ski resorts is increasingly popular with international investors not only because of the booming inbound ski tourism market but because Japanese ski property has some fundamentals that …
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How to get to Hakuba, Japan
9 months ago

How to get to Hakuba, Japan

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There is more than one way to reach Hakuba. Taking a direct bus from the airport is often the easiest (and cheapest) option but will add transit time. Taking the …
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5 unusual Japanese ski hotels for the true adventurer
9 months ago

5 unusual Japanese ski hotels for the true adventurer

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To the uninitiated, Japan can seem like a completely different world, with its wacky vending machines, robotic toilets, closet-sized karaoke booths and flashing pachinko parlours. It is a holiday destination …
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