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The top 10 countries to ski and board in May

Spring skiing at Snowbird continues to the end of June

The snow season, although not as good as some would have imagined, is still going strong in many places. The late season is still active with some of the best skiing in May and some of the world’s top resorts. Just a few weeks ago Chamonix recorded some of the biggest snowfalls. If you are still up for some carving, here’s a list of the top ski resorts that’s bound to get you excited.  Continue reading ‘The top 10 countries to ski and board in May’

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Despite ski market contraction in UK, demand for Japan is strong

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Despite a market contraction, UK demand is increasing for Japanese ski resort Hakuba.

Despite the contraction of the UK ski market over the past few years, interest in Japanese ski resorts seems to keep increasing with the Ski Club of Great Britain announcing new packages there this winter while specialist ski tour operator W&O Travel Ski Dream is offering the previously little covered resort of Hakuba for the 2010/11 season. Continue reading ‘Despite ski market contraction in UK, demand for Japan is strong’

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Niseko snow season ends season with an average 60 feet of snow

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After such a good year at Nikeso, a Japanese prays for more snow ahead of the 2010-11 season.

Niseko in Japan, is widely renowned as the second snowiest ski resort in the world (behind Mt Baker in Washington State, USA), reported its 09-10 season snowfall was, “a little above average” with a total of 18 metres (about 60 feet) of snow.
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Zao ski resort

Tourist Office

Yamagata Tourist Association
3-25 2 – chome, Hatago-machi, Yamagata-shi
Yamagata-ken
Yamagata
Japan
990-23

Telephone: (236) 949328
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.zaoliza.co.jp

Description

One of Japan’s most famous resorts, based on the lovely old spa-town of Zao. Beautiful scenery and friendly skiing with a traditional feel and atmosphere.

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Yamagata Zao Onsen, Mount Jizo, Zao Quasi-National Park, Japan

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Raicho Valley ski resort

Tourist Office

Ohyama
Toyama
Japan

Telephone: (764) 572044
Website: www1.coralnet.or.jp/sanreku/winter.htm

Description

The largest ski area in Toyama with three slopes – Gokurakuzaka, Raicho Valley, Awasuno. The slopes appewal to all ability levels and there’s a great scenic backdrop to it all.

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Ohyama, Raicho, Raichou Valley, Toyama, Japan

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Hunter Mountain ski resort

Tourist Office

Hunter Mountain
Maeguro, Yumoto shiobara, Shiobara-machi, Nasu-gun
Tochigi-ken
Tochigi
Japan
329-29

Telephone: (287) 324580
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hunter.co.jp

Description

American-themed resort named after Hunter Mountain resort in New York State and opened in 1987. Very modern and effective design, English language signs used widely and extensive snow-making.

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Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Shiobara, Tochigi, Japan

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Madarao Kogen ski resort

Tourist Office

Madarao kogen
Iiyama-shi
Nagano-ken
Shinetsu
Japan
389-22

Telephone: (269) 643214
Website: www.madarao.co.jp/

Description

A single mountain with two seperate, non cooperating companies running two resorts. Good place for family vacation

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Madarao Kogen, Sninano, Shinetsu, Japan

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