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Saturday, May 28, 2022
From zero to 75 instructors in their debut season shows just what an impact Go Snow Gondola Snowsports made as Niseko Grand Hirafu’s new official international ski school last season. Snow Action caught up with Ski School Director Tareesa Straatmans & operations & training manager Michal Bierczynski for an update on that debut season and what’s in store for 2015-2016...
Bad news for Japanese skiing as the COVID surge closes Naeba, one of the the country's biggest ski resorts and jewel in the Prince Snow Resort crown. Prince announced the temporary closure from yesterday Sunday January 17 to earl-February after 31 positive COVID-19 cases among their Naeba staff. Naeba is one of the most easily accessed major resorts from Tokyo too,...
Back Bowl Powder riding at Hakuba Iwate Mountain Resort
Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort is unique as the only independent peak resort in the whole HAKUBAVALLEY set up. Unlike the other 8 resorts here, which are all on ridges spilling down from the higher ranges of the Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba Iwatake sits atop it's own 1289m high peak. That ensures a 360° experience, for both views and runs. Hakuba Iwatake...
Gokoyama's World Heritage village of Suganuma at night
Gokoyama's World Heritage listed thatch roof villages are a great side trip away from the major ski destinations like Myoko, Madarao, Lotte Arai Resort, Hakuba and Nagano. For a break between ski legs, a weekend day trip even, or better an overnight in one of the centuries old minshuki - traditional guest houses - you can indulge your Last...
Hotalu Street Tomamu
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is on a mission to be Japan's number one family ski resort, and along with the new Club Med opening there this season they have added what's billed as "Japan's first ski-in/ ski-out shopping precinct". Hotalu Street (the name means firefly) runs for 160m of easy gradient, offering 9 specialty shops and restaurants all connected by a...
Skiing deep powder in the trees at Seki Onsen in the huge winter of 2012
Seki Onsen ski area - to call it a 'resort' would be stretching things - is special. Can't say it's even a local's secret anymore. But you can definitely still ask the valid question "Is it as sick as Seki?" as Matt Hull , then working seasons in Myoko, now busy with a gorgeous baby and being one of the...

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