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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.

17 ways to slightly improve your Japan ski holiday without really trying
1 week ago

17 ways to slightly improve your Japan ski holiday without really trying

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Inspired by The Guardian’s list of 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying, we’ve put together our own version for skiers and snowboarders travelling to Japan, albeit …
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Last minute Christmas gift ideas for skiers who love Japow
1 month ago

Last minute Christmas gift ideas for skiers who love Japow

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Christmas is just around the corner, which for many of us means last-minute scrambling to find appropriate presents for friends and family. Luckily, skiers and snowboarders are fairly easily catered …
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Best ski resorts in Japan
2 months ago

Best ski resorts in Japan

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Presenting Japan’s best ski resorts to our readers is not a task we take lightly. The information below features contributions from several Ski Asia writers over a number of years. …
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How to pack a ski bag for air travel
2 months ago

How to pack a ski bag for air travel

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If you are gearing up to head out on a big ski trip, you are in for a great time. There is nothing quite like chasing fresh tracks in deep …
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Best ski and onsen destinations in Japan
2 months ago

Best ski and onsen destinations in Japan

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It’s no secret that Japan’s ski resorts rank among the best in the world. Japanese snow is famous for its quality, quantity and consistency.

But a Japanese ski holiday is …
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Guide to Hokkaido backcountry skiing: where are the best spots?
3 months ago

Guide to Hokkaido backcountry skiing: where are the best spots?

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When we asked our readers earlier this year about the most important factor in choosing a ski resort, the overwhelming number one response was the quality and quantity of snow. …
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Where in the world can you ski this winter?
3 months ago

Where in the world can you ski this winter?

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After two COVID-affected winters, skiers are itching to travel again. A recent survey of our readers found that 61% would travel to Japan for the 2021/22 winter if they were …
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Why you should consider buying property in Makkari, not Niseko
3 months ago

Why you should consider buying property in Makkari, not Niseko

I first visited Hokkaido in the winter of 2007–2008 and spent a week in Niseko. I instantly fell in love with the area and just a few months after returning …
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Lessons learnt from fitting 500 ski boots a season
3 months ago

Lessons learnt from fitting 500 ski boots a season

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We’ve come to Andy Filer to try and unpack some of the mystery around ski boot fitting. Anyone who’s had a day or – god forbid – a holiday ruined …
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Revealed: the lesser-known Japanese ski resorts on your radar
4 months ago

Revealed: the lesser-known Japanese ski resorts on your radar

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Over the last three months, we’ve been asking our readers about the lesser-known ski resorts in Japan they’d most like to visit. We’re always interested to see which smaller ski …
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