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Niseko Hanazono Powder Day - 29 December 2017

Just A Typical Afternoon in Niseko

16th January 2018 - Kenji Matsuzawa

After not checking the slopes for more than a week, I spent the afternoon in Niseko Hanazono on 29 December 2017. Who said, "there's no fresh powder in the afternoon?" Not in Niseko ! Video of Niseko Hanazono Powder Day - 29 December 2017 It has snowed two metres since I last skied, with 30-40 cm...

Kevin, Tara and Ross in Myrkdalen with Instructor Jill Dec 2017

Unleashing Myrkdalen, Norway's Powder Weekender

12th January 2018 - Ross Elderfield

While Scandinavian resorts boast excellent snow conditions throughout a long season, they generally don't receive quite the amount of snow that North American resorts are known for. All except for one... Tucked away in the famous fjords region of Norway is the resort of Myrkdalen . Just two hours...

Kenji Cat-Skiing in Niseko

Cat-Skiing in Niseko

11th January 2018 - Kenji Matsuzawa

Out of the many ways to explore Niseko 's backcountry, one of the most fun is cat-skiing. I spent a day each with two of the most popular operations - Niseko Weiss Powder Cats and Chisenupuri Cat Skiing - to get to know how they differ so we can recommend the best option to our customers. Both...

Kicking Horse Dec 2017 © Jesse Oatway

Top 20 Snowiest Resorts - December 2017

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

Every year, just before Christmas, we like to take a look at which resorts have had the most snow at the start of the secason. Not only does it get us excited for planned trips in the New Year, it also gives a good indication of where's likely to have the best skiing in the coming months. Can you...

Yohei Sasaki Niseko Powder © Yasuyuki Shimanuki

Once-In-A-Lifetime Ski Holidays (That You Can Still Book)

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

The 2017/18 ski season may be well underway, but booking late doesn't mean you have to compromise on adventure - there's still time to book a once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday. We asked our Product Managers to pick their favourite inspirational trips, all of which are still available to book this...

Jade-Marie and Kathleen in Whistler

MAX4 Lessons in Whistler

21st December 2017 - Jade-Marie Hammond

Earlier this month, myself and fellow Tour Co-ordinator Kathleen embarked on a week-long trip to Whistler and Vancouver . Unlike nearly everyone else in the Ski Safari office who has extensive experience with the resort already, gained either from a string of visits or from living and working there...

Rusutsu Blue Skies December 17

Early December in Rusutsu and Kiroro

14th December 2017 - Kenji Matsuzawa

For my second snow update of the 2017/18 season, I spent a day each in Kiroro and Rusutsu to check out the early season conditions. Both resorts are less than an hour from Niseko so they're easy to do as a day trip, or if you want to ski there more you can also stay at either resort as a twin-...

Niseko 3 December 2017

Niseko's Amazing Early Snow in Photos

7th December 2017 - Kenji Matsuzawa

Yesterday, I skied Hanazono for the first time this winter with lots of fresh powder on the ground. Niseko is having a fantastic start to the season with over 250 cm of snow already. Here's what I found... In the mornings, I enjoy my shovel party every single time before I enjoy powder! The...

Laax Happy Snowboarders © GaudenzDanuser.com

Ski and Stay at the World's Best

6th December 2017 - Craig Charley

In the recent 2017 World Ski Awards, a host of our resorts and properties came out on top. Find out which made the cut and why our experts think they deserved to win below. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up, all thoroughly deserved! World's Best Freestyle Resort - Laax "With the...

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