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  • Top 10 Do’s And Dont’s When In Japan

    Strap in folks we’re going on a tour of some lesser known things to learn (the easy way, not the hard way) in Japan. Photo: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Liquid Snow Tours | Matt Wiseman [...]

  • How to Onsen – A Beginner’s Guide

    Perfect after a big day on the mountain to sooth achey muscles  or even just to freshen up, soaking in Onsens are one of Japan’s most popular pass times and a must when visiting the land of the rising sun. Hot springs have been [...]

  • The Snow Chaser Pass – 9 Japan Resorts On The One Pass

    Myoko Kogen, getting snowed in at the end of January, 2018. Photo:: Eric Berger

  • Guide To Shizukuishi – One of Japan’s Most Underrated Resorts

      The land of the rising sun, the falling snowflake and the ski resort… if New Zealand has the most helicopters per capita, Japan has to be up there when it comes to ski resorts – with more than 500 liberally scattered ac [...]

  • The Complete Guide To Shiga Kogen

    Legend has it Japan has seen some 500 ski resorts grace its many hills at some point in time (predominantly the 1980’s and 90’s). Many have fallen by the wayside, but many more have combined into bigger and better resorts. [...]

  • First Timer’s Guide To Myoko

    So, you’ve skied Niseko and Hakuba, maybe even Furano or Nozawa Onsen. But have you been to Myoko Kogen yet? This is the powder mecca of Honshu – it gets dumped with more than 13 metres of snow every season and plays host to a [...]

  • Handy information about Queenstown

    Queenstown is located in the heart of the Southern Alps providing magnificent mountains for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are four ski areas within driving distance, the closest being 20 minutes from town. The envio [...]

  • Weekly Japan Snow Forecast Jan 31st – The Grasshopper
  • Weekly Japan Snow Forecast Jan 17th – The Grasshopper
  • Weekly Japan Snow Forecast Jan 10th – The Grasshopper

    Japan Forecast – A relatively settled and sunny week ahead

  • Weekly Japan Snow Forecast Jan 3rd – The Grasshopper
  • Weekly Japan Snow Forecast Dec 27th – The Grasshopper

    Hakuba Goya looking good on Christmas Eve. It will continue to look like this with a heap of snow on the way over the next five days. Photo: Hakuba Goya Resort  Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper [...]

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