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,...

How to ski powder, eat everything, and soak in onsens in...

When international borders finally open again, it's no secret that everyone will be flocking to Japan to get their fix of the powder slopes...

How to eat, ski and aprés your way through the Hakuba...

There's a lot to love about the mountain towns of the Hakuba Valley. Located just three hours from downtown Tokyo and full of that...

Insider’s travel and ski guide to 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...

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...

Two ski resorts in Japan barely anyone knows about, yet…

The Japan ski season is fast approaching (as if you didn't know). That means blower powder, ramen noodles, late night karaoke and onsen soaking....

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...

5 reasons you should ski and board Japan’s Nozawa Onsen in...

It's November, and you know what that means. Ski resorts all over the Northern Hemisphere start getting plenty of snowfall. They post photos on Facebook,...

Gunma, Japan – go, ski/board there before everyone else does!

The Japan skiing of yesteryear - you know, no crowds, cheap lift passes - is not as easy to find now as even five...

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....

What it’s really like to be an Aussie “stuck” in Madarao...

Australian software developer, Dan Solo, first discovered Japan's infamous powder back in 1997 and has been snowboarding across the country every northern winter since. Dan...

An Insider Guide to Nozawa Onsen

Bonnie Prior spends her winter seasons working at Lodge Nagano in the heritage feudal ski town of Nozawa Onsen, the prettiest ski village 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...

The coolest experiences for families skiing in Hakuba Valley

If your family loves skiing and snowboarding, then you'll love Hakuba Valley in Japan. One of the country's most popular ski areas, it's the...

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...

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...

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