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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Hakuba's Karamatsu Valley is an all time ski favourite of local legend guide Dave Enright. It's still a worthy #1 for our 10 classic Japan ski lines series from back in 2010. Unlike some of the others to follow, that have gone from 'secret stashes' to tracked out, Mt Karamatsu requires a skill and...
Steve Lee guiding in Hakuba
Thousands of recreational skiers and boarders have had the pleasure and privilege of Skiing with Steve Lee over the years. Especially with his pioneering Steve Lee's Backcountry Tours Falls Creek sled operation, offering the closest thing to heli-skiing you will ever get in Australia, and the simply the best powered skiing we've ever had...
Well here's a great deal (if we can all get there of course!): JR East Rail are offering half price shinkansen tickets from August through to March 31, 2021. They are available for point - to - point travel on all major routes within JR East's own network, plus as far north as Shin-Hakodate...
No lifts opening? Here's one solution! Hokkaido snow bikes deliver serious snow fun on half or full day adventures slashing legendary Japow with more grunt than the best pair of legs can supply. Snow Action's Snowboard Editor & resident Big Boys Toys Tester, Peter Wunder checked them out. Photos Hisashi Haruki and Peter Wunder. You will go to bed re-living the awesome day...
Get a 50% subsidized Japan ski holiday? Sounds too good to be true! UPDATE: Well maybe it is just that, too good to be true? JNTO in Japan are reportedly saying it only applies to Japanese taking domestic holidays - but if you have a Japanese friend book it will they be asking for...
Where is the World's safest skiing with COVID-19 on the rampage? Some might think that's a crazy question after we've seen the resort shutdowns and shocking scenes out of Europe and America. Never mind those headlines about rich Aussies fleeing Aspen lockdowns to fly home even after testing positive, and then swanning about as if rules/responsibility to...