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November 25, 2015, Comments Off on Asia’s ultimate heliski experience

Features Editor Bronwen Gora checked out the World’s highest hell experience, Himachal, at Manali, India. A small, dusty, deserted aerodrome in a far-flung part of northern India is not the […]

Skiing to Mt Everest – really Big mountain skiing with Tim Macartney-Snape

October 15, 2014, Comments Off on Skiing to Mt Everest – really Big mountain skiing with Tim Macartney-Snape

In 1984 Tim Macartney-Snape and climbing partner Greg Mortimer became the first Aussies to conquer Everest, without supplementary oxygen and via a pio ...

The People’s Powder Republic of Nozawa

September 6, 2014, Comments Off on The People’s Powder Republic of Nozawa

Most ski resorts around the world are owned by the man, aka a faceless corporate entity usually lacking empathy with their customers, and Japan is mos ...

Is it as sick as Seki?

October 6, 2013, Comments Off on Is it as sick as Seki?

story & pics Matt Hull “All this is OK. Now, you drop!” said our guide, Araki San, as we perched on the side of a traverse track in the side [ ...

  • First Tracks in Niseko? Get ’em guaranteed!
    October 6, 2013, Comments Off on First Tracks in Niseko? Get ’em guaranteed!

    Sure, gear, technique & fitness all help, but the first law of powder skiing remains immutable anywhere lift  accessed and busy, like Niseko. So forget argy-bargy in the pow day […]

  • Rusutsu – Magic Mushrooms
    October 5, 2013, Comments Off on Rusutsu – Magic Mushrooms

    story & pics Owain Price We get around in this job, and in Japan seriously weird is normal, all part of the fun, but within a couple of hours at […]

  • Nozawa Onsen – a (very) white Xmas
    October 5, 2013, Comments Off on Nozawa Onsen – a (very) white Xmas

    by Greg Sadil It’s 5 days before Christmas, the ski season is into its second week, and we are worried. Sweating on the snow reports prior to jumping on our […]

  • Japan Ski Boss of the year 2012 – Maeda San, Kamui
    October 5, 2013, Comments Off on Japan Ski Boss of the year 2012 – Maeda San, Kamui

    There’s not a lot to Kamui Ski Links, a little base building with the basics of restaurant, hire and ski school, and a handful of lifts, led by the signature […]

  • Madarao
    October 5, 2013, Comments Off on Madarao

    story & images Matt Hull You can look at trail maps all you want, and go exploring around resorts spending days looking for powder stashes, but nothing will get you […]

  • Japan Deals – Niseko 20% off Peak Season, book by end of July
    July 15, 2013, Comments Off on Japan Deals – Niseko 20% off Peak Season, book by end of July

    It’s already mid-winter downunder, though you wouldn’t know it from the snow cover, and the clock is ticking toward next northern winter – especially for the best Early Bird deals […]

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