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Chop up your lift pass – heli is the new gondola

Heli-skiing has come to Niseko and Powderlife was lucky enough to be on one of the first flights to drop skiers and snowboarders onto a powder-covered Hokkaido mountain peak on the weekend. Shiribetsu-dake, alongside nearby Rusutsu resort, is the first drop zone of what the Hokkaido Backcountry Club hopes will become a network of heli-accessed […]

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To rent, or not to rent? The ¥5000-a-day question

So you’ve made the brilliant decision to visit the powder capital of the world, and amidst the excitement of booking airfares, deciding whether to visit Kyoto, and practicing your chopstick skills, the question of rentals comes up. There’s nothing like your own gear, but lugging a board bag around can be frustrating to say the […]

Awesome ¥100 shop opens in Kutchan

Keep in mind that the ski hill isn’t open yet when I tell you the highlight of my week was shopping at Kutchan’s new Daiso store on opening night. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this Japanese retail giant, Daiso is a chain of ¥100 shops that sells everything from laundry hampers to […]