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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Japan’s 2021/22 winter forecast: are we in for another epic season?
1 week ago

Japan’s 2021/22 winter forecast: are we in for another epic season?

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The release of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) winter forecast has become an annual reminder for us that the ski season is just around the corner. And after last year’s …
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Dream job on offer as Hakuba Brew Pub goes up for lease
1 month ago

Dream job on offer as Hakuba Brew Pub goes up for lease

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Picture your new life riding powder at Hakuba’s Iwatake ski resort in the morning, then sliding straight to the front door of Hakuba Brew Pub, a venue that was set …
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Niseko Hanazono gets luxe upgrade with new lifts and terrain
1 month ago

Niseko Hanazono gets luxe upgrade with new lifts and terrain

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If the launch of Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono last season wasn’t enough to suggest that Niseko Hanazono is getting a little bit fancy, then the new additions to Niseko Hanazono’s …
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Aussies could be flying to Japan by December in huge boost for ski season
2 months ago

Aussies could be flying to Japan by December in huge boost for ski season

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In what would be a huge boost for the Japanese ski season, Qantas has outlined plans for the resumption of international travel to some countries, likely including Japan, by mid-December. …
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Ski Asia readers reveal where they’re planning to ski next
2 months ago

Ski Asia readers reveal where they’re planning to ski next

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Japan is currently closed to international travel, but many are still planning their next escape when the border walls come down. A recent survey of close to one thousand Ski …
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68% of skiers want compulsory vaccination in ski resorts
3 months ago

68% of skiers want compulsory vaccination in ski resorts

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A recent survey of Ski Asia readers found that more than two thirds believe vaccination should be mandatory for ski resort users in Japan. Of the 875 users who completed …
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Niseko photo competition showcases some truly incredible shots from the season so far
9 months ago

Niseko photo competition showcases some truly incredible shots from the season so far

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The fourth edition of the annual Niseko Shootout ProAM has wrapped up for another year, showcasing the incredible Niseko conditions that have been a talking point of the season so …
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Japan’s “dream winter” comes at a heavy cost for locals
9 months ago

Japan’s “dream winter” comes at a heavy cost for locals

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The social media noise from Japan this winter has been hard to ignore. In this new world with border closures and lockdowns, many of us have turned to our screens …
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Hokkaido ski resorts record 40cm+ as winter arrives early
12 months ago

Hokkaido ski resorts record 40cm+ as winter arrives early

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In what we hope is a sign of things to come, several Hokkaido ski resorts have woken to a thick layer of fresh snow this morning, with a report of …
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Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped
1 year ago

Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped

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Japan’s borders will be open to foreign tourists by April if the government’s plan to open the country ahead of the postponed 2020 Olympics – now scheduled for summer 2021 …
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