Lost in ski town translation, funny signs in Japan

If you ski or snowboard in Japan you will pee your pants at some of the hilarious 'Janglish' (Japan English) signs in the ski...

Insider guide to Otaru Japan and its ski fields

Few have heard of Otaru, the small harbour city in Japan, north west of Sapporo. A city filled with sake distilleries and picturesque canals....

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 guide to Niseko, Japan with Darren Teasdale

Darren Teasdale has been working in Niseko for nine winter seasons and has run Niseko Photography for four years. He gives us some true local...

Elite Havens luxe villa company acquires Niseko Boutiques

  Everyone's favourite beach villa company, Elite Havens, has expanded into the world of snow with the acquisition of Niseko Boutiques 17 snow chalets in...

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...

Why Tomamu is the best family skiing adventure in Japan

Be afraid, be very afraid, in a good way. You may just have so much fun at the new Club Med Tomamu ski resort...

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...