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Niseko Hanazono gets luxe upgrade with new lifts and terrain
3 days 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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Film festival award-winner “I am Niseko” will leave you determined to return
6 months ago

Film festival award-winner “I am Niseko” will leave you determined to return

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There’s been nothing quite like “I am Niseko”, a short film produced by the team at Niseko Photography and Guiding, to capture the void left by COVID-19 in the once-bustling …
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Niseko’s 2020 promo video is everything you’ll miss about Japan this season
11 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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
1 year 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
2 years 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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