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Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour
7 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
7 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
7 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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2018 ski movies featuring Japan
7 months ago

2018 ski movies featuring Japan

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The countdown to the Northern Hemisphere ski season is on, and for skiers and snowboarders around the world dreaming of fresh tracks and face shots, ski movie premiere season is …
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New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort
8 months ago

New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort

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News that Hakuba’s Happo-one resort will be opening a new “powder area” for the 2018/19 season is being met with excitement by fans of the resort.

The area known as …
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Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August
8 months ago

Winter arrives in Hokkaido … in August

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Photos are beginning to circle the internet showing snow on the Kurodake ropeway. This is nothing unusual about snow in Kurodake; the mountain typically gets 15 metres of snow a …
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A powder day in Niseko after a 13-day storm
8 months ago

A powder day in Niseko after a 13-day storm

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This video was filmed entirely on Thursday, February 1, 2018 – the first sunny day after 13 consecutive days of snowfall. In what is surely a contender for Niseko’s best edit …
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Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19
8 months ago

Furano operator lands new backcountry area for 2018/19

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Alpine Backcountry Guides, one of the longest running international ski tour operators in Japan, has purchased a block of land that will give it exclusive access to a range near …
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Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member
9 months ago

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective in 2018/19 as a full member

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2018/19 Mountain Collective passholders will be able to enjoy two free days of skiing at any of the four Niseko United resorts as well as to 50% off lift passes for …
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5 best secret spots to eat in Niseko, Japan
9 months ago

5 best secret spots to eat in Niseko, Japan

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Snowboard.com have produced a video on the best “secret eats” in Niseko, and we really think they’re onto something. Ski Asia favourite Guzu Guzu makes an appearance on the list, as …
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