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Watch Lewis Hamilton snowboarding in Niseko, Japan
1 year ago

Watch Lewis Hamilton snowboarding in Niseko, Japan

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Lewis Hamilton is better known for his feats on the F1 circuit than the snow, but it turns out he’s pretty handy on snowboard too. Hamilton hit the slopes of …
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Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort
1 year ago

Man killed as volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort

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A volcano has erupted in central Japan, killing a Japanese soldier and injuring up to 14 others. The eruption reportedly triggered an avalanche that buried nearly a dozen skiers – six of …
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Watch live: Freeride World Tour Hakuba Japan 2018
1 year ago

Watch live: Freeride World Tour Hakuba Japan 2018

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Hakuba takes centre stage as the first of five stops on the flagship Freeride World Tour. Watch live as reigning champ Travis Rice takes on epic conditions and an all-star …
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Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm
1 year ago

Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm

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“Japanuary” is living up to its name, with ski resorts around the country set to benefit from snowstorms that have closed two runways at Narita Airport and prompted Japan’s Meteorological …
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Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports
1 year ago

Why 2018 is Asia’s year for snowsports

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Europe and North America have long been the heavyweights of the ski world, but 2018 is shaping up as the year that Asia steps into the ring. A series of …
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Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve
1 year ago

Niseko records 6.6 metres of snow before New Year’s Eve

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Locals are calling Niseko’s start to the season one of the best in recent memory, and the numbers are proving that there is plenty of truth in the claim. Niseko …
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Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years
2 years ago

Japan opens its first new ski resort in 14 years

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It has been a long time in between drinks for Japanese skiers, who have had to wait 14 years for a new ski resort to be opened in the country. Mineyama …
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5 videos: Proof of Japan’s epic start to the season
2 years ago

5 videos: Proof of Japan’s epic start to the season

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Someone turned on the Japanese powder tap at the end of November and never turned it off. It has been one of the most memorable starts to the winter season …
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Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village
2 years ago

Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village

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Marriott International and YTL Hotels have the announced the development of two new hotels in Niseko Village, an EDITION and a W Hotel – two of Marriott’s luxury brands.

YTL …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
2 years ago

Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The city of Sapporo is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, which, if successful, would mean a third consecutive Asian host. PyeongChang, South Korea, is set to …
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