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Guides

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

Is the 2021 Epic Australia Pass worth it for Aussies visiting Japan?
3 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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5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there
5 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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Why Japan is a great holiday destination for kids
6 months ago

Why Japan is a great holiday destination for kids

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It can be a difficult choice when deciding where to take your children for a ski holiday. There are so many choices – USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, New …
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Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots
10 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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