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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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Backcountry skiing near Sapporo: Takao Miyashita’s Top 5 Spots
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 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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Japanese ski resort goes on sale for 0 yen
2 years ago

Japanese ski resort goes on sale for 0 yen

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Iizuna-kogen Ski Area, one of the host resorts of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, has been listed for sale at “zero yen or more” by Nagano City, its current …
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This map could hold the secrets to Japan’s ultimate powder skiing road trip
2 years ago

This map could hold the secrets to Japan’s ultimate powder skiing road trip

By  •  Guides

If you were planning to ski world-class powder in as many resorts as possible, you’d be hard pressed to find a better area of Japan to begin than the Joetsu-Myoko …
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5 best ski resorts in Tohoku, Japan
2 years ago

5 best ski resorts in Tohoku, Japan

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If you’ve been regaled with stories from skiers who visited resorts like Niseko or Hakuba in the 90s and early 2000s, then you’ll have no doubt heard how much easier …
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Hokkaido’s snowiest resort gets luxe upgrade and new terrain
2 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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Top ski resort breweries in Japan
2 years ago

Top ski resort breweries in Japan

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Japan is well known for its beer, and many a skier has celebrated a successful day on the ski slopes with an ice cold Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo or Yebisu. But …
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Madarao’s powder skiing just got even better
2 years ago

Madarao’s powder skiing just got even better

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Madarao has further bolstered its reputation as one of Japan’s top powder skiing destinations with the announcement that it will be adding a 600 metre tree skiing zone to its …
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