• Hakuba opening 17/11
    November 15, 2012, Comments Off on Hakuba opening 17/11

    Japan kicks in with Hakuba Goryu 47 opening Saturday! It’s made their Japanes website but not their english version yet www.hakuba47.co.jp Anyway, it’s great news for anyone planning a pre-Xmas […]

  • Furano opens the powder gates
    October 6, 2012, Comments Off on Furano opens the powder gates

    Five years back Furano was set to be the next Niseko, at least according to the apartment spruikers. but then came the GFC, and more importantly, an attitude problem, their […]

  • Niseko first tracks – Guaranteed!
    October 6, 2012, Comments Off on Niseko first tracks – Guaranteed!

    Sure, gear, technique & fitness all help, but the first law of powder skiing remains immutable anywhere lift accessed and busy, even Niseko. And even more so this year now […]

  • Kashmir
    October 5, 2012, Comments Off on Kashmir

    Opening India’s first express quad chair early this year might sound like Gulmarg is going mainstream. The lift was a welcome addition to the gondola, but this powder Shangri-La remains […]

  • Can do Korea
    October 5, 2012, Comments Off on Can do Korea

    creating world class ski facilities good enough to win the 2018 winter olympics pretty much from scratch is testament to korea’s amazing pace of development and can do mentality. so […]