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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

New Hakuba music and ski festival to feature big Aussie lineup
4 weeks ago

New Hakuba music and ski festival to feature big Aussie lineup

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Hakuba has unveiled an impressive lineup for its inaugural Snow Machine music and ski festival, which will feature Australian acts Peking Duk, What So Not, acclaimed producer duo Hermitude, and …
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Japan’s best ski resort tempts Aussies with “deal of the season”
1 month ago

Japan’s best ski resort tempts Aussies with “deal of the season”

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Rusutsu, crowned Japan’s best ski resort in last year’s World Ski Awards, will tempt Aussies with a package that partner Skijapan.com has said “is likely to be the best deal …
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New Nozawa Onsen gondola will transport skiers in half the time
1 month ago

New Nozawa Onsen gondola will transport skiers in half the time

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A new gondola in Nozawa Onsen, scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2020/21 season, will halve travel time from 16 minutes to eight minutes. The lift will …
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Japan’s largest ski resort is building a “beach” 1400 metres above sea level
2 months ago

Japan’s largest ski resort is building a “beach” 1400 metres above sea level

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Hakuba might be known for its bottomless powder or as one of the host venues for the 1998 Winter Olympics, but it would not be anyone’s first choice for a …
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Winners of the 2019 Ski Asia Awards
4 months ago

Winners of the 2019 Ski Asia Awards

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The best ski resorts, hotels and ski schools of 2019

The Ski Asia Awards were set up to recognise the top ski resorts, hotels and ski schools in the industry. …
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Kiroro announces plans to install new 878-metre gondola
7 months ago

Kiroro announces plans to install new 878-metre gondola

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Kiroro yesterday revealed plans to install an 878-metre combination lift, connecting The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio hotel with the existing mountain base and giving guests ski-in-ski-out access to the slopes. …
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Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers
7 months ago

Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers

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A snowboarder in Hakuba is lucky to be alive, after a group of skiers in the Happo backcountry came across avalanche debris and decided to check the scene for potential …
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Travis Rice claims win at FWT Hakuba as legends shine
8 months ago

Travis Rice claims win at FWT Hakuba as legends shine

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Travis Rice has beaten Austrian snowboarding legend Gigi Ruf to claim his maiden Freeride World Tour victory, with a dominant performance that featured a massive 720 and a backflip. Rice …
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South Korea to spend $71 million demolishing $200 million Olympic venue
8 months ago

South Korea to spend $71 million demolishing $200 million Olympic venue

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The Jeongseon Alpine Center is set to be demolished so that land it sits on – from which more than 58,000 trees were removed – can be restored to its …
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Rusutsu does the double at the 2018 World Ski Awards
10 months ago

Rusutsu does the double at the 2018 World Ski Awards

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Rusutsu has once again taken the double at the World Ski Awards, notching up titles for Japan’s best ski resort and ski hotel for the second year running – the latter …
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