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Kiroro Powder Day Group

Fly Finnair to Hokkaido and Cut Costs and Flying Time

21st March 2019 - Vicky Bamford

Access to the resorts of Niseko , Furano , Kiroro and Rusutsu just got a little easier, quicker and cheaper. With Finnair's new flight route to Hokkaido starting in December 2019, you can now arrive in Sapporo both more refreshed and a with a little more change in your pocket. Japan's north island...

Blackcomb Deep Snow January 2019 © Tourism Whistler Vince Emond

Mother Nature Delivers Big in North America and Japan

11th January 2019 - Vicky Bamford

Our inboxes have been a delight this week, filled with email after email of big, fluffy snow chronicles from our far-flung partners, both west and east. There are two record breakers in the recent snowfall stakes plus nine resorts with over a metre of snow in the first 10 days of 2019. Take a look...

Revelstoke - 23 Dec © Hywel Williams Photography

Top 20 Snowiest Resorts - December 2018

28th December 2018 - Craig Charley

As 2018 draws to close, it's time to find out which resorts have had the most snow heading into the new year. 19 resorts in our top 20 have had over three metres of snow, can you guess which one sits at the top with a huge 556cm? While you don't need quite so much to have perfect conditions on the...

Aspen 12 November 2018

Winter Season 18/19 Has Arrived!

30th November 2018 - Vicky Bamford

Winter 18/19 has begun, the lifts are turning and the daily updates are coming in as thick and fast as the snow is falling. We couldn't be more excited! Here's how our resorts are shaping up after a week or two of operations.​ View this post on Instagram 17-22" in the past 48 hours and no looking...

Myoko Big Snowpack - Andrea, Victoria, Vicky

13 Things We Loved About Nagano

29th March 2018 - Vicky Bamford

In February this year, myself, Andrea and Victoria were delighted to travel to Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Myoko on the mainland, before Andrea made the short hop north for another powder hit in Furano. Our trip followed on from last year’s to the Hokkaido resorts of Niseko, Rusutsu and...

A Little Taste of Japow

A Little Taste of Japow

29th March 2018 - Craig Charley

Back in March 2017, six of our team headed to Japan to experience first-hand the outstanding skiing and unique culture. We were based in Niseko but also skied the nearby resorts of Kiroro and Rusutsu before rounding the trip off with 24 hours in Tokyo. Myself, Andy, Hannah and Matt had never...

Kiriya Ryokan - Traditional Japanese Room

10 New Hotels and Ryokans in Japan

28th March 2018 - Andrea Selig

With more of our customers visiting Japan than ever before this season, we made sure to visit every resort we offer ourselves to track down the best accommodation options to add to our programme for 2018/19 - from family-run ryokans to luxury new hotels. We've added ten new accommodation options...

Tokyo Temple

24 Hours in Tokyo

28th March 2018 - Craig Charley

Last winter, after a few days skiing in Hokkaido , five of the Ski Safari team tried to see as many of Tokyo's sights as possible in 24 hours. We always recommend a day in Tokyo either side of a Japan ski holiday as it's such a fascinating city. The idea of exploring the largest metropolitan area...

Telegraph Japan Readers' Trip

Looking Back at Our 2018 Japan Group Trips

28th March 2018 - Andrea Selig

It's been a bumper year for group trips to Hokkaido. Two trips with the Warren Smith Ski Academy provided expert tuition on powder techniques. A trip with the editor and readers of Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine and finally our very own Niseko Powder Week were both focussed on searching out...

Jackson Hole - Big Snow and Sunshine

The 10 Metre Club

23rd March 2018 - Craig Charley

Spring officially sprung this week, which means that the end of the 17/18 ski season is sadly not far away. It also means that it's a good time to take a look at the big winners for snowfall, including 12 resorts in our programme which have topped 10 metres. Of course, huge snowfall isn't the only...

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