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Is Shiga Kogen Japan’s forgotten resort?
6 months ago

Is Shiga Kogen Japan’s forgotten resort?

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Shiga Kogen is unofficially Japan’s second largest ski resort, with more than 607 hectares of skiable terrain serviced by 52 lifts. The resort is not a single ski area, but …
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Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers
7 months ago

Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers

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A snowboarder in Hakuba is lucky to be alive, after a group of skiers in the Happo backcountry came across avalanche debris and decided to check the scene for potential …
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A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan
9 months ago

A first timer’s guide to backcountry skiing in Japan

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Over the last two decades, Japan’s ski resorts have firmly established themselves as a mecca for skiers and snowboarders seeking the deepest, lightest powder. As the resorts have become more …
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Icelantic team takes on Niseko in new web series
10 months ago

Icelantic team takes on Niseko in new web series

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A Return to Nature brings much more than a literal breath of fresh air. The figurative refreshment that comes with embracing the natural world is often more powerful than any …
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Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running
10 months ago

Japanese ski resort first to open for the 20th year running

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For the 20th year in a row, Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti has opened to the public before any other ski resort in Japan. The October 19 opening day attracted more …
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The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season
10 months ago

The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season

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Since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1998, Hakuba has exploded in popularity attracting snow enthusiasts from around the world. In fact, Hakuba will host 200,000 foreign stays this year alone …
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Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast
10 months ago

Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued its seasonal forecast for winter 2018/19, covering December 2018–February 2019. After a 2017/18 winter that was considered once of the best in recent history, …
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Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour
10 months ago

Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour

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Hakuba has been confirmed as the first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour, a series that will include events in Kicking Horse (Canada), Fieberbrunn (Austria), Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra) and Verbier (Switzerland). …
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Pep Fujas skis Kiroro in 2018 Oyuki team edit
11 months ago

Pep Fujas skis Kiroro in 2018 Oyuki team edit

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There was bound to be plenty of powder in an Oyuki team edit filmed in Kiroro, Japan, and we were not left disappointed. The edit features Pep Fujas and his fellow …
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The walking street set to transform Niseko
11 months ago

The walking street set to transform Niseko

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Bustling shopping plazas, Melbourne-style laneways and big-name food outlets. It is an ambitious vision for Niseko that will soon become reality as Metropoly – a Hong Kong-based real estate development …
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