Utah ski industry gets jump-start on Vail

Dec 6, 2014

Utah ski industry gets jump-start on Vail

by Brady Mccombs

Skiers and snowboarders traveling to Utah this winter will find the same jagged mounting peaks looming just east of Salt Lake City and many familiar trails at the state’s 15 resorts. But they may also notice a few signs of the significant changes that ...

| Mar 1, 2014

Cheap digs

Australian student #1: This ski holiday would have been a lot cheaper if I had brought my girlfriend. Australian student #2: How much did you pay for it? Australian student #1: Can’t remember. — Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday, ...

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

Jan 16, 2014

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

by Kris Kosaka

Kutchan, near Niseko, is probably the only town in Japan where convenience stores stock pinto beans and Vegemite. In fact, Hokkaido’s ski paradise, internationally known for its powder snow, is steadily forging a new reputation, one bite at a time. Ten years ago, food ...

Feb 26, 2013

Takanashi, Japan win team gold

Sara Takanashi collected her second medal of the Nordic skiing world championships after Japan won a gold in the mixed team ski jumping Sunday. The 16-year-old Takanashi teamed up with Yuki Ito and male jumpers Daiki Ito and Taku Takeuchi for Japan’s first gold ...

Fukushima's powder paradise

Jan 19, 2013

Fukushima's powder paradise

by Christopher Johnson

I seem to have the whole mountain to myself. The vast majesty of Fukushima Prefecture spreads out below me, all around. Up here, skiing on powdery snow, zigzagging through challenging moguls, it’s easy to forget about the nuclear reactors 120 km away. Say what ...