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Hokkaido

Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty
4 years ago

Residents launch petition to save Niseko’s natural beauty

By  •  News

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
4 years 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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Jamie O’Brien snowboards “day of the year” in Hokkaido, surfs secret spot hours later
4 years 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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Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map
5 years ago

Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map

By  •  People, Features

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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Hokkaido’s snowiest resort gets luxe upgrade and new terrain
5 years ago

Hokkaido’s snowiest resort gets luxe upgrade and new terrain

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In what looms as one of the most significant Hokkaido ski resort upgrades in years, Kiroro will add a new beginner run, gondola and luxury residences to its offering for …
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Pow laps in Rusutsu with Eric Pollard and friends
5 years ago

Pow laps in Rusutsu with Eric Pollard and friends

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There’s something very real about the recent release from Line Skis, which features team rider Eric Pollard and his 20+ crew doing laps of Rusutsu and hitting as many natural …
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Japan’s best ski resort tempts Aussies with “deal of the season”
5 years ago

Japan’s best ski resort tempts Aussies with “deal of the season”

By  •  Sponsored, News

Rusutsu, crowned Japan’s best ski resort in last year’s World Ski Awards, will tempt Aussies with a package that partner Skijapan.com has said “is likely to be the best deal …
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Two elite ski instructors take three days off to ski Kiroro, Bankei and Rusutsu
5 years ago

Two elite ski instructors take three days off to ski Kiroro, Bankei and Rusutsu

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Joshua Duncan-Smith and Harry McFadden might not be household names in the ski world, but in ski instructing circles they are high respected – both accomplished athletes and representatives of …
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Tomamu
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5 years ago

Tomamu

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

Tomamu has developed a reputation as one of Japan’s best family ski resorts, but anyone who has visited will tell you that this description is somewhat limiting. it is a …
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Kiroro announces plans to install new 878-metre gondola
5 years ago

Kiroro announces plans to install new 878-metre gondola

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Kiroro yesterday revealed plans to install an 878-metre combination lift, connecting The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio hotel with the existing mountain base and giving guests ski-in-ski-out access to the slopes. …
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