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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.

Why you should consider buying property in Makkari, not Niseko
1 week 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
1 week 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
3 weeks 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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Best 5 ski resorts in Japan for powder: Editor’s pick
4 weeks ago

Best 5 ski resorts in Japan for powder: Editor’s pick

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Picking the best ski resorts in Japan for powder is a bit like choosing the best square on a bar of dairy milk chocolate. With that said, the Ski Asia …
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Top 5 ski resorts near Beijing
2 months ago

Top 5 ski resorts near Beijing

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Plenty were surprised when Beijing, not known for its ample snowfall, was named host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. China’s capital city typically sees just 6 days of snow per …
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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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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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Why Japan is a great holiday destination for kids
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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