Big mountains, big luxury: Japan’s best-kept secret resort

Japan's newest ski resort combines big mountain free ride skiing and snowboarding with ski in ski out luxury not far from Tokyo.  Lotte Arai resort...

9 secret ski resorts of Japan you haven’t heard of, yet

Head to Niseko and Hakuba these days and you're more likely to hear an Aussie accent sitting next to you on the chairlift than...

Insider Guide to Hakuba for skiers and boarders in Japan

Tony Harper is the name behind Balls Deep Inn and self contained villas in skier and snowboarder Japan paradise, Hakuba Valley. He's been skiing in...

Insider Guide to Madarao ski resort Japan with Emma Schryver

Emma Schryver landed in Madarao last season, worked the entire winter and loved it so much she's gone back, working with Miyuki Snowsports. She...

Insider’s Guide to Hakuba with Matt Gillespie from Hakuba Snow Tours

Matt Gillespie is heading into his third season living and working in Japan. He loved it so much he bought a lodge, The Ranch,...

Is this the coolest yurt accommodation launching in Japan?

Madarao ski resort in Nagano, Japan, will be home to a new luxe yurt this winter with the launch of Snowball Chalet's 'luxury suite'.  Picture...

The Snow Chasers guide to Nozawa Onsen snow resort in Japan

Jen and Mick, a.k.a The Snow Chasers, hit up Nozawa Onsen in Japan last season. This is their guide to Japan's most authentic feudal...

Over 80% of Japan’s Airbnb properties disappear overnight

If you're looking for Airbnb accommodation on your next Japan ski and snowboard trip then your search just got a little harder. The home...

15 Japan snow travel tips, tricks and hacks

Alex Parsons reveals her top 15 hacks to make ski trips in Japan even better. Aussies flock to Japan's famous powder snow. I do. You...

Why you need to ski Madarao in Japan before everyone else

Let's face it, it's hard to find a ski resort in Japan not filled with Australians. Most times you have to travel further afield...

The coolest hotel in Tokyo hidden in plain sight

In Japan there are hotels, then there are ryokans. Traditional style inns in scenic countryside locations that date back to the 8th century, many...

Hakuba Valley Japan partners with the Epic Pass

Vail Resorts today announced a long-term alliance with one of Japan’s largest and most renowned mountain regions —Hakuba Valley, located in the northern part...

Two ski resorts in Japan you haven’t heard of, but should

In 15 years the ‘aroma’ of Japanese snow has gone from a far-off frontier powder dream to  an accessible, affordable option. Despite this, few...

Shizukuishi, five syllables for untracked skiing in Japan

25 years ago Canadian rapper ‘Snow’ released his chart topping hit ‘Informer’, in the same year Shizukuishi (pronounced SHIZ-U-KUW-ISH-EE), 26kms northwest of Morioka in...

I skied Japan before you did, no really, I did

After 10 days skiing in Japan for the first time in almost a decade, one thing has become obvious. Everyone skied Japan before I...

All you need to know about Japan’s new Lotte Arai ski...

Be safe, they said. Every Japanese person I told I was going to Arai had the same words. Stay safe, be safe, go safe....

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