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4 travel features tagged “Snow & Skiing”

Worldwide Weird

Japan’s epic snowball fighting championship

Held at the bottom of a volcano, this annual tournament features more than 100 teams competing in a game that’s described as a cross between capture the flag and dodgeball.
Read more… 03 February 2014


Beyond the Headlines

The origins of ice sculpting

The practice of transforming ice into something beautiful has been around for thousands of years, and wows travellers today with impressive sculpting competitions around the world.
Read more… 17 January 2013


Japan’s Daisetsuzan National Park

The country's largest national park is home to two massive volcanoes whose forested, snow-pillowed slopes offer open space on an otherwise crowded island nation.
27 December 2012


Spring skiing, Japanese-style

The ski resort of Niseko, famous for the quality and consistency of its light, powdery snow, has one of the longest seasons in Japan with most runs staying open until early May.
Read more… 26 March 2012


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