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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Aizu is one of the most beautiful ski regions in Japan, with magnificent lakes, forests and mountains, including 22 ski areas, just a few hours north of Tokyo. Ski it for 2019-2020 with an incredible deal from $529 per person 2 share including 5 nights 3-star accommodation and a 6 day all Aizu area pass!
Ani Ski Resort on Mt Moriyoshi in remote Akita Prefecture is an absolute 'Japow' classic that is still off the radar for most international skiers and boarders. It gets slammed with great snow, and offers plenty of great tree runs off the single gondola and bonus short double chair at the top. We put the word out last year...
Yubotake Hot Springs Field at Kusatsu Onsen
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 town? Measured at 32,300 litres per minute it's rated Japan's "most bountiful spring". Called 'Yubotake', the 'Hot spring field' in the centre of town looks equally amazing by day...
Gondola Snowsports is the new official International Ski School of Niseko-Hirafu resort, conveniently located at the Hirafu gondola. All lessons are conducted in English professional and accredited instructors and trainers from Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe. Director Tareesa Straatmans was excited but busy when Snow Action caught up with her in October. After several seasons in Niseko she’s...
Geto Kogen deep powder
We have been telling you how good Geto Kogen (aka "Japan's King of Snow") is for a few years. The good news it's getting even better even as it gets busier. Snow Action's Dave Windsor got an exclusive ski preview of their next planned side-country powder terrain expansion with mountain boss Sadahide Sugawara in February. Geto Kogen is still a...
The Riesen Slalom Course at Hakuba's premier mountain, Happo One, is as good a piste skiing gets in Japan. It's also your chance to be part of local ski history going back over 70 years. Matt Skinner from Ski Japan Holidays, who has been living in the Hakuba Valley for over 20 years, has...