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Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots
7 days ago

Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots

By  •  Guides

Takao Miyashita is a Hokkaido native who started skiing when he was just a 3-year-old, and since then he has made the mountains and snow his life. He has been …
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Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map
2 months ago

Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map

By  •  People

Just over a year ago, Rob Thomson launched Hokkaido Wilds, an English-language database of ski touring routes complete with maps, photos, downloadable GPS files and detailed descriptions. In the short …
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A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan
1 year ago

A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan

By  •  Guides

Over the last two decades, Japan’s ski resorts have firmly established themselves as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders seeking the deepest, lightest powder. As the resorts have become more …
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Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19
2 years ago

Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19

By  •  News

Alpine Backcountry Guides, one of the longest running international ski tour operators in Japan, has purchased a block of land that will give it exclusive access to a range near …
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10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide
2 years ago

10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide

By  •  People, Guides

When Cveto Podlogar addresses his clients at a “Beyond the Niseko Backcountry” clinic in December, he will be calling on almost 30 years of experience as a guide in the …
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