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Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

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Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

Hi

We are in the middle of a RTW trip and wouldn't mind getting a bit of skiing in. We'll be in China, Japan and South Korea in Jan-Mar next year and were wondering if anyone has any recommendations?

Looking for a fairly budget resort, hopefully with a few people around who speak English!

I've only skied in Europe before, so ignorant as to the way things are done in these parts.

Thanks

Jon

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1. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

http://www.skijapan.com

There is a good forum on this site - I would ask about Japan here:

http://www.skijapanguide.com

And for Korea:

cnngo.com/seoul/play/7-best-ski-resorts-kore…

http://10mag.com/10-ski-resorts-in-korea/

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2. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

Good skiing in all three countries with Japan being the most significant mountains and best skiing infrastructure. In Japan look to the area around Nagano in mountains northwest of Tokyo. Hakuba would be a good destination. Morioka-Shizukuishi north of Tokyo is also nice but somewhat standalone. Probably best overall skiing would be in Sapporo region.

In Korea look to mountains to the east of Seoul, most notably area around Alpensia, which will be site of 2018 Olympics. Not nearly as mountainous as Japan. Definitely much more English spoken.

I'm less knowledgeable on China but look in the area northeast of Beijing, notably around Harbin.

Have fun.

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3. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

While I've never been personally, I have read great things about niseko in Japan, especially for those that enjoy powder skiing. Apparently the best time to go (to experience the powder) is December and January, so not sure how that fits your schedule. The area apparently averages more than 500 inches a year, with the vast majority of it falling in those two months.

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5. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

We went skiing in Japan at Niseko - it was FANTASTIC! Great snow, very reasonably priced, plenty of slopes suitable for beginner to advanced and just about everyone spoke English. Would highly recommend.

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6. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

For China one should go to Yabuli but skiing is not cheap there. Not sure aboyt the prices in Japan and Korea.

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7. Re: Skiing in China, Japan, Korea

Hi guys, I'm new here but I'd be glad if I coud be of any help to OP. Spent many days every season back in my 20's as an amateur instructor in a Japan ski resort like Hakuba/Shiga Kogen, so I can say how entertaining your trip could be while there. (Sorry I don't know squat about pistes in other countries you mentioned.) For starter, visit: http://www.snowjapan.com/

If you have any specific questions then do come back here. I'm more than willing to help.

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