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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.

Top ski resort breweries in Japan
1 week 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?
4 weeks 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
3 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
4 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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5 exciting new skis for 2020 (plus one extra)
8 months ago

5 exciting new skis for 2020 (plus one extra)

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We’re barely into 2019, and naturally that means it’s time to start discussing 2020 skis! Ski makers around the world have already begun showing up at ski expos with 2020 …
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How to keep your ski goggles from fogging up
9 months ago

How to keep your ski goggles from fogging up

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A two week trip through the snowiest part part of Japan’s ski season has alerted us to a problem that is very common amongst skiers. Foggy goggles. They can derail …
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A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan
11 months ago

A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan

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Over the last two decades, Japan’s ski resorts have firmly established themselves as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders seeking the deepest, lightest powder. As the resorts have become more …
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7 awesome places to eat in the Hakuba Valley
11 months ago

7 awesome places to eat in the Hakuba Valley

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With snow already falling throughout Hakuba, visitors will soon be flocking to the Japanese resort town for powder runs and epic backcountry skiing. While people may be coming for the …
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6 easy exercises to get in shape for skiing
12 months ago

6 easy exercises to get in shape for skiing

Winter is just around the corner and, like every year, I get many messages from my clients about what they should do to get ready for skiing. I have found …
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The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season
12 months ago

The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season

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Since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1998, Hakuba has exploded in popularity attracting snow enthusiasts from around the world. In fact, Hakuba will host 200,000 foreign stays this year alone …
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