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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Japan tourism reopening: what we know so far
2 months ago

Japan tourism reopening: what we know so far

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In news that will delight ski and snowboard enthusiasts around the world, Japan looks set to reopen to tourists next month, ending a hiatus on in-bound tourism that has now …
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Flying at 110 km/h: introducing Niseko’s newest summer attraction
2 months ago

Flying at 110 km/h: introducing Niseko’s newest summer attraction

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Visitors to Niseko will now be able to hit the speeds of a top World Cup ski racer, but you won’t need years of lessons or even a pair of …
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Freeskiing legend Mike Douglas in awe of Lotte Arai’s 22-metre season
2 months ago

Freeskiing legend Mike Douglas in awe of Lotte Arai’s 22-metre season

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“In case you were wondering who got all the snow this season, here’s a hint”, wrote the Godfather of Freeskiing Mike Douglas in an Instagram post this week to his …
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Why Japan won’t be opening to tourists just yet: analyst
2 months ago

Why Japan won’t be opening to tourists just yet: analyst

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Speculation about when Japan will re-open to tourists has been rife of late – and you’d be forgiven for thinking the date was right around the corner. Over the last …
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Japan expert predicts “mother of all tourism booms”
3 months ago

Japan expert predicts “mother of all tourism booms”

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Japan financial commentator and analyst Peter Tasker has warned that the “mother of all tourism booms” could be on its way once Japan reopens its borders to international tourists and …
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Ski Asia Awards voting opens: which ski resorts and hotels will be crowned the best in Asia?
3 months ago

Ski Asia Awards voting opens: which ski resorts and hotels will be crowned the best in Asia?

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Voting has opened for the 2022 Ski Asia Awards, a poll of the region’s skiers designed to reveal Asia’s best ski resorts, hotels, lodges, snowsports school and backcountry guiding operations.
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“Now is the time to start planning a trip” says Japan’s tourism board
3 months ago

“Now is the time to start planning a trip” says Japan’s tourism board

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Despite borders still being closed to tourists, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has told Australian travellers to start planning holidays in Japan ahead of an anticipated return to travel. The …
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Japan is having its snowiest ski season in a decade: here are the numbers to prove it
4 months ago

Japan is having its snowiest ski season in a decade: here are the numbers to prove it

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It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s seen the recent photos of chairlifts disappearing under metres of snow: Japan’s 2021/22 winter season has been one of the best …
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Japan eases border restrictions, but it’s not enough to save the ski season
4 months ago

Japan eases border restrictions, but it’s not enough to save the ski season

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As Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio addressed the media late on Thursday evening to announce an update on border restrictions, optimists might have been hoping for some news that would …
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U.S. Ski Team athletes praise China’s “spectacular snow and tantalizing terrain”
5 months ago

U.S. Ski Team athletes praise China’s “spectacular snow and tantalizing terrain”

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U.S. Ski Team athletes Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Travis Ganong have spoken glowingly of the conditions at China’s National Alpine Centre, which will host all alpine events at the Beijing 2022 …
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