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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Ruapehu 2022
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 fitness level to tackle it that...
Rusutsu gets the bottom line of skiing/riding - that it’s total fun - better now in j-land than pretty much anywhere. Not content with great and accessible powder, they have taken things totally next level with their awesome side country park features. Photo Editor Dan Power took some talent and had a close look last season. “The side country park is...
Nothing beats onsen and for ski onsen Manza, Zao and Nozawa are all excellent. Let's face it, most of us have never been so clean as on our snow trips to Japan. The ritual cleansing and hot bath plunge that follow are something special, nowhere better than at resorts which combine superb skiing with magnificent natural onsen. We are counting...
Huge news for Niseko Village! YTL Hotels’ commitment to continually enhance the infrastructure, accessibility and overall experience at Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan has resulted in the investment of two new all-season lifts that will be constructed in summer this year and operational by December 2016, at the start of the ski season. The state-of-the-art Village Express and Upper...
Snowboarding at Manza Onsen
Manza Onsen is a ski in/ski out Prince Resort, part of the biggest name in Japanese skiing along with famous Naeba, Furano, Shiga Kogen and increasingly popular Shizukuishi. But Manza remains a virtual secret to western skiers, being a bit smaller and a bit harder to get to than it's sister resorts. Manza Prince Hotel is actually Japan's highest year round...

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