night skiing at Niseko
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July 21, 2018, Comments Off on Niseko nights better then the days for fresh tracks

We all know Rule #1 of skiing powder is be first, but not always, Niseko nights can be better than the days in the fresh tracks department. Alister Buckingham, who […]

Don Quijote Voucher

July 15, 2018, Comments Off on Don Quijote Voucher

Japanese shopping is another great reason to visit, and it doesn’t get better than with Don Quijote who have hundreds of stores all over Japan, ...

fresh powder with First Tracks Hanazono

First Tracks Hanazono is Niseko’s best day out

May 12, 2018, Comments Off on First Tracks Hanazono is Niseko’s best day out

First Tracks Hanazono is the simplest way to guarantee you get exactly that – plenty of first tracks – in Niseko. Run by the awesome team ...

Skiing powder at Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen rules for consistent powder and great value

May 6, 2018, Comments Off on Shiga Kogen rules for consistent powder and great value

Shiga Kogen is a great choice for consistent powder snow, less competition for it, and great value – especially with some of the Prince Hotel ...

  • Kusatsu hot springs
    Kusatsu Japan’s most amazing onsen ski town
    March 20, 2018, Comments Off on Kusatsu Japan’s most amazing onsen ski town

    Japan has so many onsen ski towns, but Kusatsu is different. Where else does a huge flow of thermal water power through the main plaza right in the centre of […]

  • Temple steps Zao Onsen
    Zao Onsen Yamagata’s best
    March 18, 2018, Comments Off on Zao Onsen Yamagata’s best

    Zao Onsen is the heart of skiing in Yamagata, and the best of the many resorts in this north western prefecture of Tohoku. The quaint village that sprawls along the […]

  • Sapporo has Japan’s best aprés ski
    February 28, 2018, Comments Off on Sapporo has Japan’s best aprés ski

    Sapporo is a city, you thought, not a ski town? Well think again! Everybody who skis or boards knows Hokkaido is the powder capital of the planet, and Sapporo is […]

  • Riki Japow Guide skiing Grandeco
    Grandeco delivers awesome value ski in ski out Japow
    February 22, 2018, Comments Off on Grandeco delivers awesome value ski in ski out Japow

    Grandeco was day 11 of our month long Japowder mission, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it did! We arrived to more fresh Aizu region snow […]

  • powder skiing Kiroro
    Kiroro is the powder snow capital of the planet!
    January 24, 2018, Comments Off on Kiroro is the powder snow capital of the planet!

    Kiroro has to be the snowiest major resort on the planet. Sure, Utah and plenty of other places get their share and on their day are awesome. Nearby Niseko gets […]

  • Tanigawadake gondola in Gunma
    Gunma more Japowder less competition
    January 24, 2018, Comments Off on Gunma more Japowder less competition

    Gunma Prefecture offers a whole region full of great Japowder resorts still mostly off the radar for international visitors. The dramatic sudden eruption of Mount Moto-Shirane peak of Kusatsu-Shirane, home […]