The slopes of Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan, are a lure for Chinese skiers. Photo: Handout

Why most of the 1.2 million skiers in China avoid local ski resorts and head for Japan instead

China has 700 ski resorts and more than a million skiers and snowboarders, but more than half of them prefer to head overseas to Japan and Canada, where the service is better, the weather less harsh and the prices are lower

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The slopes of Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan, are a lure for Chinese skiers. Photo: Handout
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