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Ski Season – Best places to go  

Ski Season is here! With the crisp mountain air, the crunch of fresh snow and the exhilarating rush as you glide down a run! But with so many incredible ski destinations around the world, where do you start? 

Japan: Where East Meets Deep

Japan: a land of ancient temples, delicate cherry blossoms, and… epic skiing? Absolutely! Japan’s ski scene is legendary, offering some of the lightest, driest powder on the planet thanks to its unique combination of cold temperatures and high moisture content. 

Niseko United: 

Niseko United is the undisputed king of Japanese powder, with four interconnected resorts boasting over 50 km of runs and an average annual snowfall of 15 metres. Imagine floating through waist-deep snow, carving fresh tracks through untouched powder fields – pure bliss! 


For a more traditional Japanese experience, Hakuba Valley offers a charming village atmosphere alongside world-class skiing. With 10 resorts to choose from, Hakuba caters to all levels, from gentle beginner slopes to challenging tree runs for the adventurous. Plus, soak in the natural hot springs after a day on the slopes – pure relaxation. 

New Zealand: Southern Hemisphere Snow Spree 

New Zealand’s ski season runs from June to October, offering long days on the slopes and stunning scenery. 

The Remarkables: 

The Remarkables is a skier’s dream, with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, this resort offers a variety of terrain for all levels, overlooking the picturesque city of Queenstown. 

Treble Cone: 

For the thrill-seekers, Treble Cone is a must-visit. This challenging resort boasts some of the steepest runs in New Zealand, with plenty of off-piste terrain for the experts. And after conquering the slopes, reward yourself with a soak in the nearby hot pools! 

Beyond Japan and New Zealand: 

Of course, the world of skiing isn’t limited to these two gems. Here are a few other top contenders for your ski season bucket list: 

  • Europe: The Alps are a classic for a reason, with iconic resorts like Courchevel in France and Zermatt in Switzerland offering stunning scenery and luxurious amenities. 
  • North America: The powder capitals of Utah, like Alta and Snowbird, are a magnet for skiers seeking epic snow and challenging terrain. Whistler Blackcomb in Canada is another top choice, with its endless runs and vibrant après-ski scene. 
  • South America: For a truly unique experience, head to the Andes Mountains in Argentina or Chile. Ski alongside volcanoes, soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the laid-back South American vibe. 

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