The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images
The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus: in Hokkaido, Japan’s luxury ski resorts say the snow must go on

  • The slopes of Niseko, where villas can cost US$28,000 a night, have long been a hit with the rich and famous, from Hong Kong’s jet set to Lady Gaga
  • Amid Covid-19, they are all but abandoned. But with culture, cuisine and Japow! – the ‘world’s best powder snow’ – on offer, businesses are confident of bouncing back

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images
The snow-capped Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano in Niseko, Japan. Photo: Getty Images
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