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

Over Christmas 2019 and into the New Year, there was hardly a hotel room, chalet or high-end condominium to be had in the Hokkaido mountain town of Niseko. Restaurants were no longer taking bookings, drinkers spilled out the doors of packed bars – despite the sub-zero temperatures – and everyone looked forward to getting back on the slopes just as soon as the ski lifts started turning in the morning. Today, a town widely recognised as having the best powder snow in the world – so perfect that…

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