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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Conditions update: how have your favourite Japanese ski resorts fared so far?
7 months ago

Conditions update: how have your favourite Japanese ski resorts fared so far?

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Conditions can change very quickly at Japanese ski resorts. In our last early season report, resorts were mostly bemoaning a slow start to the month (following what was admittedly an …
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Breast implants and pop stars: the bizarre transformation of one of Japan’s iconic ski resorts
7 months ago

Breast implants and pop stars: the bizarre transformation of one of Japan’s iconic ski resorts

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Alighting the Hokuriku Shinkansen line at Iiyama and boarding the big blue bus bound for Nozawa Onsen, travellers may have gazed out and cast eyes upon one of the steepest …
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Entries open for the 2024 Ski Asia Awards
7 months ago

Entries open for the 2024 Ski Asia Awards

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Ski Asia has opened nominations to the fifth edition of its annual Ski Asia Awards, an initiative that was set up in 2019 to recognise the top ski resorts, accommodations …
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One Japanese ski resort has recorded more than 4 metres of snow already
7 months ago

One Japanese ski resort has recorded more than 4 metres of snow already

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There was a huge amount of excitement in the lead up to this Japanese ski season, perhaps because the last couple have been so good, and perhaps because the noise …
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China’s newest ski resort is more like a theme park on ice
8 months ago

China’s newest ski resort is more like a theme park on ice

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After five years in development, China’s Taicang Alps Resort, just 70 km from downtown Shanghai, has officially opened. The indoor ski and snow park takes its name and inspiration from …
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Japanese ski resort’s 210 billion yen upgrade will see it rival Aspen, Whistler
9 months ago

Japanese ski resort’s 210 billion yen upgrade will see it rival Aspen, Whistler

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Myoko Kogen, one of Japan’s oldest ski destinations, is set for a major overhaul. Singaporean investment group PCG has announced a 10-year 210 billion yen plan aimed at transforming this …
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Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast
10 months ago

Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its seasonal forecast for the 2023/24 winter season (December-February), and the numbers aren’t likely to impress the snowsports community.

While last year’s ski …
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Two of Japan’s top ski resorts to be linked by chairlift
12 months ago

Two of Japan’s top ski resorts to be linked by chairlift

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Ski resort operator Hoshino Resorts Inc. has revealed that Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort and Nekoma Snow Park & Resort will be linked by 810-metre two-seater chairlift for the …
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Nozawa Onsen records 90cm in one day as snowstorms cause chaos in Japan
1 year ago

Nozawa Onsen records 90cm in one day as snowstorms cause chaos in Japan

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It’s been a wild few days for ski resorts in Japan, with winter storms and a “once in a decade cold snap” delivering some of the heaviest snowfalls in recent …
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Rusutsu records more than 5 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
2 years ago

Rusutsu records more than 5 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve

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Ten days ago, we declared Rusutsu the clear winner for early season conditions, and posed the question: will the resort hit five metres by the New Year? Now, with 36cm …
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