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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Resort’s new Aussie owner plans longest terrain park in Japan
5 days ago

Resort’s new Aussie owner plans longest terrain park in Japan

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A Japanese ski resort that is set to come under the new ownership of Australian-owned Active Life Group in 2019/20 will have the “longest terrain park in Japan, possibly the …
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Hakuba resort launches queue-jumping VIP lift pass
5 days ago

Hakuba resort launches queue-jumping VIP lift pass

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Hakuba Iwatake, one of the ten resorts that makes up Hakuba Valley, will introduce a VIP pass for the 2019/20 season that will allow holders priority access to all the …
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Madarao hotel drops dream deal for skiers on a budget … and it includes 20 free drinks
2 weeks ago

Madarao hotel drops dream deal for skiers on a budget … and it includes 20 free drinks

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Japanese hotel Xplore by Active Life will tempt money-savvy travellers to the slopes of Madarao with what looks to be one deals of the season. The offer, which is available …
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Hokkaido’s snowiest resort gets luxe upgrade and new terrain
3 weeks ago

Hokkaido’s snowiest resort gets luxe upgrade and new terrain

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In what looms as one of the most significant Hokkaido ski resort upgrades in years, Kiroro will add a new beginner run, gondola and luxury residences to its offering for …
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Madarao’s powder skiing just got even better
1 month ago

Madarao’s powder skiing just got even better

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Madarao has further bolstered its reputation as one of Japan’s top powder skiing destinations with the announcement that it will be adding a 600 metre tree skiing zone to its …
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Japanese weather bureau releases winter 2019/20 forecast
2 months ago

Japanese weather bureau releases winter 2019/20 forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued its seasonal forecast for winter 2019/20, which covers December 2019 through to February 2020. It is a forecast that we wait for with bated …
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New Hakuba music and ski festival to feature big Aussie lineup
3 months 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”
3 months 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
4 months 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
5 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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