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Regular updates and news on skiing in Asia.

Japanese skiers are flocking to this resort now more than ever: here’s why
2 weeks ago

Japanese skiers are flocking to this resort now more than ever: here’s why

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Palcall Tsumagoi Resort is not a name on most people’s radar, at least not for international travellers. And yet, the ski resort – the largest in Japan’s Karuizawa area – …
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Japan’s APPI ski resort set for makeover as luxury brands move in
4 weeks ago

Japan’s APPI ski resort set for makeover as luxury brands move in

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The Japanese ski resort with the slogan “be happy in APPI” appears to be raising the price of happiness, with the arrival of new luxury brands including an InterContinental hotel …
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Japan bans all new foreign visitors, bubble hopes dashed
2 months ago

Japan bans all new foreign visitors, bubble hopes dashed

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Japan will ban all incoming foreign travellers for a month from today, as concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant grow. The ban will apply to new entrants from …
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The tap is on! Japan ski season kicks off in November with 50cm+ daily snowfalls
2 months ago

The tap is on! Japan ski season kicks off in November with 50cm+ daily snowfalls

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When the powder tap turns on in Japan, it turns on hard. In just days, ski resorts across the country have transformed from the auburn shades of autumn into full-blown …
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Date set for Australia-Japan travel bubble, but one big question remains
2 months ago

Date set for Australia-Japan travel bubble, but one big question remains

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Earlier this month, when Australian Prime Minster Scott Morrison floated the possibility of a travel bubble with Japan and South Korea, the news was met with a mix of approval …
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Quarantine-free travel bubble with Japan and Korea coming soon, says Aussie PM
2 months ago

Quarantine-free travel bubble with Japan and Korea coming soon, says Aussie PM

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In news that will delight Aussie skiers, Scott Morrison has revealed his intentions to “fairly quickly” open up a travel bubble between Japan and Korea, with the potential for even …
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Japan has eased border restrictions, but what does it mean for tourists?
2 months ago

Japan has eased border restrictions, but what does it mean for tourists?

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Japan has reopened its border to business people, students and technical trainees, with changes coming into effect on Monday. These include a reduction of the quarantine period from 10 days …
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Japan’s 2021/22 winter forecast: are we in for another epic season?
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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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