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Niseko’s 2020 promo video is everything you’ll miss about Japan this season
3 months ago

Niseko’s 2020 promo video is everything you’ll miss about Japan this season

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Unless you’re reading this from Japan right now, there’s a good chance you’ll be skipping this season – at least the best months. So if you want a reminder of …
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Skiing in Niseko will be different this winter: here’s what’s changing
4 months ago

Skiing in Niseko will be different this winter: here’s what’s changing

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Niseko Grand Hirafu has revealed a number of operational changes to be implemented for the 2020/21 season. In a letter addressed to the local community, resort General Manager Fumio Sato …
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Rusutsu to close gondola and lifts in limited operations plan for 2020/21
4 months ago

Rusutsu to close gondola and lifts in limited operations plan for 2020/21

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Rusutsu Resort has made the decision to run lifts on a limited schedule for the 2020/21 season, announcing that six lifts would be closed permanently and others operated on a …
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Ritz-Carlton confirms Niseko opening date
5 months ago

Ritz-Carlton confirms Niseko opening date

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Ritz-Carlton will forge ahead with plans for a 2020 opening date in Niseko, confirming in a press release that the luxury hotel will open its doors to visitors on December …
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Check out Niseko from an angle you’ve never seen before
9 months ago

Check out Niseko from an angle you’ve never seen before

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Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort has published 40 minutes of breathtaking drone footage shot over Niseko, and we can’t get enough of it. There’s no storyline, no words and no action …
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Why we travelled to Niseko to ski four volcanoes in four days
9 months ago

Why we travelled to Niseko to ski four volcanoes in four days

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In February 2020 seven challengers from the UK, USA, and Singapore made their way to Niseko to take on 4 volcanoes in 4 days in support of Protect Our Winters …
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Pep Fujas and friends score mind-blowing Hokkaido powder in 5-part web series
9 months ago

Pep Fujas and friends score mind-blowing Hokkaido powder in 5-part web series

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Sei kou tou tei (high pressure in the west, low pressure in the east) refers to the weather pattern that delivers Hokkaido, Japan some of the biggest snow storms in …
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Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty
11 months ago

Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty

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Niseko resident Yamada Yuriko has launched an online petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty, in which he pleads with Niseko Town authorities not to “let investors and speculators turn Niseko …
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Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots
11 months ago

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

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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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Jamie O’Brien snowboards “day of the year” in Hokkaido, surfs secret spot hours later
12 months ago

Jamie O’Brien snowboards “day of the year” in Hokkaido, surfs secret spot hours later

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We’re used to seeing Jamie O’Brien scoring epic conditions at pipe on Hawaii’s North Shore, but it seems as though the snow gods are equally kind to him. O’Brien is on …
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