SNOWSURF A Gentem Family Story

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Anticipation is high for the SNOWSURF movie! After 2 years filming in JAPAN the feature film is set to drop this October! The man behind the movie world renown Australian surf photographer legend Shane Peel gave us some background info: Our film Features High profile snowboarder Taro Tamai, one of the worlds most respected surfers   …Continue Reading


Hokkaido Cold Water Surfing

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As we have now entered the 2nd half of August Hokkaido local people all say the same thing…’Summer is over’. Hopefully it isn’t the case this year. Getting in quality beach time here in Hokkaido can be a challenge due to the rocky coastline and pervasive washed up rubbish ( this was the case before   …Continue Reading


Niseko Ski Lessons Just Got a Whole Lot Better

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This is a guest post by Rupert from Gondola Snowsports Taking ski or snowboard lessons can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of the Niseko ski experience, particularly when the lessons are geared to fit your exact needs. In 2015/16, Niseko Grand Hirafu’s official international snowsports school, Gondola Snowsports (GoSnow), intends to   …Continue Reading


A Summer Treat – Niseko Gelato

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Just across the road from the famous Niseko View Plaza is the newly opened Niseko Gelato. The shop stocks a vast array of delicious gelato flavours all produced by hand in the shop using local ingredients where possible. Open until mid October when the shop closes for winter so make sure you drop by to   …Continue Reading


FONC N KIRORO

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A couple days snowboarding in Kiroro Resort in March with our friend FONC. So….much….fun.


Local Luminaries on Fire

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Last weekend Niseko was blessed with amazing weather which set the stage perfectly for the inaugural Niseko Classic road cycling race. Here are some shots of a few of the crowd favourites Even if you aren’t into cycling we hope you enjoy this short scenic video produced over the last 3 months as we followed   …Continue Reading


Nature Ride Niseko Classic

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Today see’s the Nature Ride Niseko event. Now in it’s 4th year the event draws lots of visitors to the area who roll around together on a variety of social rides celebrating all that is Niseko, nature and road cycling. Beautiful. Next weekend Hiarfu the big bad Niseko Classic will be staged in Hirafu. This   …Continue Reading


Cow Parade Launch Party

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Holy Cow!! Cow Parade is the largest public Art event in the world and has been hosted in more than 80 countries and tourism destinations. This year Niseko has become the 81st host and the entire area has come alive with 47 decorated Cows. The Cows will be displayed around the Niseko area from June   …Continue Reading


Gone Baby Gone

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Well the last of the snow has almost gone and the ‘Jurassic Park’ summer is about to envelop everything.


The Last Day

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After another long season the end finally arrived. Yesterday was the last day of lift operations for the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and due to strong winds only 2 lifts were in operation – the Ace #2 Center 4 to get up and down the mountain and the Ace #3 lift to   …Continue Reading