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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Kiroro announces plans to install new 878-metre gondola
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
6 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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Japanese resorts delay opening as winter storms hit
6 months ago

Japanese resorts delay opening as winter storms hit

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A lack of sufficient snow coverage has led to delayed openings for many of Japan’s popular ski resorts. Niseko Grand Hirafu, Kiroro, Rusutsu and Happo-One (Hakuba) are among the resorts …
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Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running
7 months ago

Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running

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For the 20th year in a row, Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti has opened to the public before any other ski resort in Japan. The October 19 opening day attracted more …
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Niseko’s newest hotel to open in landmark location
7 months ago

Niseko’s newest hotel to open in landmark location

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Long-time visitors to Niseko will remember the Scot Hotel, which sat prominently above the Hirafu Welcome Centre, with the King Pair lift almost on its doorstep. It was a Niseko …
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Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast
7 months ago

Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued its seasonal forecast for winter 2018/19, covering December 2018–February 2019. After a 2017/18 winter that was considered once of the best in recent history, …
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Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour
7 months ago

Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour

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Hakuba has been confirmed as the first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour, a series that will include events in Kicking Horse (Canada), Fieberbrunn (Austria), Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra) and Verbier (Switzerland). …
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