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Japan’s new tourism video gives hope to skiers and snowboarders
2 weeks ago

Japan’s new tourism video gives hope to skiers and snowboarders

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“Hope lights the way.” It’s the theme behind the Japan National Tourism Organisation’s latest video, part of a global initiative that is encouraging travellers to “stay inspired during these unprecedented …
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5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there
4 weeks ago

5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there

By  •  Guides

COVID-19 has thrown a giant spanner in the works – one that is already having a major impact on international travel and which will likely extend to Japan’s 2020/21 winter …
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Why Japan is a great holiday destination for kids
2 months ago

Why Japan is a great holiday destination for kids

By  •  Guides

It can be a difficult choice when deciding where to take your children for a ski holiday. There are so many choices – USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, New …
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Check out Niseko from an angle you’ve never seen before
3 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
3 months ago

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

By  •  Features

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
4 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
5 months 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
6 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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6 days in Japan | Big mountain freeride skier takes on Hakuba
6 months ago

6 days in Japan | Big mountain freeride skier takes on Hakuba

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How much can you accomplish with simply 6 days on the ground in Japan during winter? Freeride athlete Nick Steers jam packs his schedule in order to get a taste …
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Meet the skier putting Hokkaido’s backcountry on the map
8 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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