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...

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 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...

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. She gives us her insider tips for where...

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...

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, Japan

Leon Tarbotton works as the Snowsports Manager at GoSnow Niseko in Niseko United, Japan. He's been there for three seasons, so he has some...