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Meet the guide continuing a 40-year family legacy in the Central Hokkaido backcountry
2 months ago

Meet the guide continuing a 40-year family legacy in the Central Hokkaido backcountry

By  •  People, Features

The 2023/24 ski season was a special one for Alpine Backcountry Japan‘s Samuel Morrell, and not just because the company was named Japan’s best ski tour operator in the 2024 …
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Work hard, play hard: the life of a hotel receptionist in Nozawa Onsen
1 year ago

Work hard, play hard: the life of a hotel receptionist in Nozawa Onsen

By  •  People, Features

As part of this month’s series on ski season work in Japan, Ski Asia had the pleasure of interviewing Lily Terepai, a psychology student and retail worker from Australia, who …
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The action-packed life of a ski instructor at Club Med Tomamu
1 year ago

The action-packed life of a ski instructor at Club Med Tomamu

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In this video, Dutch ski instructor Nino gives us a glimpse into his life in Tomamu, a ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan, which is known for its exceptionally light, dry …
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How an Australian entrepreneur is helping women thrive on Japan’s ski slopes
1 year ago

How an Australian entrepreneur is helping women thrive on Japan’s ski slopes

By  •  People, Features

Cherry Ward’s skiing journey started with a fractured femur, a torn MCL and a separated meniscus. It was an accident that would scare many off the sport for life, but …
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Seki Onsen, the family-run ski resort with two lifts and “more powder snow than one could ever hope for”
2 years ago

Seki Onsen, the family-run ski resort with two lifts and “more powder snow than one could ever hope for”

More than 100 years ago, the sloping land above Seki Onsen was gradually cleared for firewood. At some point around the time skiing was first introduced to Japan, a lightning …
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It’s not too late to work this ski season in Japan: here’s who’s hiring
2 years ago

It’s not too late to work this ski season in Japan: here’s who’s hiring

By  •  Sponsored, Guides

Anyone harbouring dreams of a ski season in Japan this winter needn’t worry; you haven’t missed the boat just yet. Thanks to Japan’s slow reopening to visa-free travel, some businesses …
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10 Myoko restaurants to check out after a day on the mountain
2 years ago

10 Myoko restaurants to check out after a day on the mountain

By  •  Guides

Inbound travel to Japan is set to make its post-covid return. For those with a taste for Japow, this puts Myoko back on the menu. Many hungry powder fiends see …
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Top 5 onsens in the Hakuba Valley
2 years ago

Top 5 onsens in the Hakuba Valley

Bathing in traditional Japanese onsen hot-springs is a must-try experience for visitors to Japan. This is especially true for those enjoying a ski holiday in Japan, when taking a soak …
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How to spend a perfect day in Niseko with Nisade Project Manager Andres Sarmiento
2 years ago

How to spend a perfect day in Niseko with Nisade Project Manager Andres Sarmiento

By  •  Guides

This article is part of Ski Asia’s Perfect Day series, in which we ask locals and business owners how they’d spend a “perfect day” in their home resort.
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“Dripping with potential”: Award-winning ski lodge owner on why he chose Madarao over Niseko
2 years ago

“Dripping with potential”: Award-winning ski lodge owner on why he chose Madarao over Niseko

By  •  People, Features

We have a lot of admiration for the family team behind Snowball Chalet, a gorgeous lodge in Madarao, Japan with a seemingly endless line of smitten past guests. So when …
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