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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Winners of the 2020 Ski Asia Awards
2 months ago

Winners of the 2020 Ski Asia Awards

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The best ski resorts, hotels and ski schools of 2020

It has been a difficult start to the year for the entire world, and the ski industry has not eluded …
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COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia
3 months ago

COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia

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In a positive sign for the Asian ski industry, Australia’s National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission Nev Power has revealed that a “travel bubble” that includes Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, China …
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Japanese mountain associations urge skiers to stay out of the backcountry
4 months ago

Japanese mountain associations urge skiers to stay out of the backcountry

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Japan’s four predominant mountaineering associations have urged residents to stop all mountain-based activities immediately, including ski touring and split boarding. The announcement was prompted by the Japanese government’s declaration of …
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Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty
5 months ago

Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty

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Niseko resident Yamada Yuriko has launched an online petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty, in which he pleads with Niseko Town authorities not to “let investors and speculators turn Niseko …
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Hurry! If you book a flight to Japan now you’ll get a custom “Boarding Pass” snowboard worth $900
6 months ago

Hurry! If you book a flight to Japan now you’ll get a custom “Boarding Pass” snowboard worth $900

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It’s been two years since Japan Airlines launched direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo, and they’ve decided to mark the occasion with a promotion that will make snowboarders very excited. …
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Club Med rides China’s ski boom with three new resorts
8 months ago

Club Med rides China’s ski boom with three new resorts

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Club Med will continue to play a hand in China’s snowsports boom, adding to its portfolio of ski resort hotels in China with new additions in Changbaishan, Thaiwoo and Taicang. …
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Niseko resort expansion proposed in 2030 Olympic bid
8 months ago

Niseko resort expansion proposed in 2030 Olympic bid

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A successful 2030 Winter Olympics bid by Sapporo City may prompt the development of new gondolas, lifts and terrain at Niseko Village, according to an announcement by the Hokkaido Shimbun …
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Rusutsu dominates at 2019 World Ski Awards, but it’s a Niseko hotel that stuns the world
9 months ago

Rusutsu dominates at 2019 World Ski Awards, but it’s a Niseko hotel that stuns the world

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Rusutsu has enjoyed another successful year at the World Ski Awards, claiming the Japan’s Best Ski Resort for the third year running. The resort is now just one award short …
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China’s new ski centre lauded as “one of the best racing mountains in the world”
9 months ago

China’s new ski centre lauded as “one of the best racing mountains in the world”

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Swiss Alpine legend and course designer Bernhard Russi has hailed China’s newly completed National Alpine Ski Centre as a success, describing it as “one of the best racing mountains in …
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Japanese ski resort goes on sale for 0 yen
9 months ago

Japanese ski resort goes on sale for 0 yen

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Iizuna-kogen Ski Area, one of the host resorts of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, has been listed for sale at “zero yen or more” by Nagano City, its current …
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