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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,...

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...

Hakkoda ski resort and beyond, the best of Aomori in Japan

It’ll be soon time to travel again – and the major benefit of lockdown is that we’ve spent all our time researching the places...

Myoko Kogen, a fun family holiday in Japan for skiers and...

Tristy and Peter Sheridan took their two kids to Myoko Kogen for a family ski holiday in Japan and loved it. This is why. The...

The best Yamagata destinations to add to your skiing Japan list

With the promise of borders opening up soon, we’re all raring at the opportunity to fly to Japan and experience the ‘Japow’. But while...

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....

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,...

Where to find old school Japan ski towns, onsens and culture

After my first visit to Japan 12 years ago, I instantly fell in love with the quirky Japanese culture combined with the bottomless Japow...

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...

10 reasons to ski and snowboard in Nozawa Onsen Japan

You never forget your first time to Nozawa Onsen in Japan. It's not just the bucket loads of deep over the head powder snow...

The ultimate guide to Japan’s best “hidden” backcountry gem

We're breaking some hearts with this article, but it has to be done. We're again revealing Japan's best-kept backcountry secret known to those in...

7 of the must-see spots for skiers and boarders in Minakami...

If you're feeling like you need some rest and relaxation after the madness of a pandemic - who can blame you? But rather than booking...

Aizu – the Japanese ski region with no crowds. None. Ever.

It's the mythical Japanese ski world that is just starting to get attention as the number one place you need to experience. It's called...

The 5 best snow adventures in Japan’s Hakuba Valley

Every avid snow-goer knows that there's more to snow life than just skiing and snowboarding. And if you have first timers who are visiting...

One foodie’s dining guide to Akakura Onsen in Myoko Kogen

You go to Japan for the powder, right? Sure, if you can ski or snowboard. Our family ski trip to Myoko Kogen was booked...

World’s largest street snowboarding event in Tokyo

Burton is officially kicking off the new season in Tokyo, Japan on November 14th by hosting the world’s largest street snowboarding contest—the 5th annual...

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