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Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

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After three sunny days, Niseko is finally getting back to normal. It's snowing. I'm with a dozen members of a snowboard club from Tokyo, and together we zip down a short run covered in fairy dust, then ride the lift back to the top of the mountain, only to discover that, in the ten minutes we spent on the chair, a fresh sifting of white [...]

What Everyone Should Know About Skiing in Japan

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How to navigate the emerging winter mecca. For the past decade, Japan has been gaining traction with America’s snow obsessives. No wonder, with the dollar trouncing the yen and a maritime climate that drops insanely good powder for a full five months. The best conditions are on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, which gets 600 inches of snowfall annually, nearly twice that of Vail. Families [...]