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Monday, December 17, 2018

Meet Akio Shinya, Niseko’s Avi San man

While most of us are still sleeping off the previous night’s excesses, Akio Shinya is already up working hard to ensure everyone’s safety as...

Tomamu is perfect for kids!

Sure, there are lots of ski resorts around the globe that offer great snow, great programs and great progressive terrain, but how many offer...

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...

Cortina Hakuba, tree ski heaven & great place to stay

We’ve been telling you for a while the best way to ski Hakuba’s powder champion, Cortina, is to stay there and not just day...

Give me the pits – Avalanche courses in Niseko & Hakuba

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but in the case of avalanche awareness it beats dumb ignorance hands down. If you’re serious about...

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...

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...
Maeda Mitsu at Kamui Ski Links

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...