The snow bros ruining it for all in Japan ski fields

Sarah Harden schools the bros on snow etiquette in Japan. It’s a powder day, but you don’t need to examine the snow carefully to know....

Buying snow gear in Tokyo to ski or board in Japan

So you're heading to Japan to ski and you've packed everything you don't need for a day on the slopes. Lucky for you Tokyo...

Backcountry Hakuba with Steve Lee – and two Everest legends

Fresh powder snow. It’s the mystical magic gift of nature that many seasoned skiers and boarders dream of. The reality however is that genuine...

Volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort, avalanche claims life

Skiers at Kusatsu-Shirane in Gunmo Prefecture on Japan's main island have been injured from a volcanic eruption and resulting avalanche that has caused at least...

An ode to Japan’s mega December snowfall to make you salivate

Japan must have been doing something right recently because they sure as hell have been rewarded with record snowfalls of metres, yes multiple metres,...

Where to go cat skiing in Japan for first tracks every...

Everyone knows Japan dumps shipping container loads of powder per hour in peak season but not everyone knows that when the chairlift is buried,...

Must eats in Niseko, for skiing foodies in Japan

You won’t be disappointing any foodies with a ski trip to Niseko. As one of the snowiest places in the world, this resort has...

Insider’s guide to Hakuba, Japan

Justine Fitzsimmons has been living in Hakuba for five seasons, working as a Senior Travel Consultant at Liquid Snow Tours. She gives us her...

Insider’s Guide to Akakura Kanko, Japan

Louise Wellington owns Myoko Vista Boutique Lodging at Akakura Kanko Ski Resort, and has lived there for three years. This Japanese resort is little-known...

Insider’s guide to skiing in Myoko Kogen, Japan

Nic Klar has been living in Myoko Kogen since 2003, running Destination Myoko Kogen and, more recently, Red Warehouse Myoko. He gives us the...

8 luxe ski hotels in Niseko Japan

So you’re going to Niseko for a ski holiday. The land of delicious ramen, fancy Japanese toilets and the most snow that you’ll ever...

Living in Niseko: The things I wish I’d packed

I'm a planner. Before even deciding to move to Niseko for the winter, I'd started looking into packing guides for Japan. What to squeeze...

5 hotels in Tokyo to break your budget

If you're skiing in Japan then you simply must put aside some time in Tokyo. The lights, the shopping, the craziness (think Robot Restaurants,...

Insider’s guide to skiing in Myoko Kogen, Japan

The Johnson family have recently taken over the Refre Hotel in Myoko, Kogen. They've filled us in on all things Myoko-related, so that you...

Five Japanese ski resorts you haven’t heard of

If you’ve ever looked into skiing in Japan, you probably know all about Niseko, Hakuba and Nozawa – some of the more popular resorts...

Insider’s guide to skiing in Niseko

Aurora Braid has lived in Niseko for seven seasons and works for Rhythm Snowsports. Seven seasons is a lot of time to get to...