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    Im based in Hong Kong, where is the best / reasonably priced place to snowboard? Preferably with good nightlife


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    Good, deep, dry powder snow - Shiga-Kogen near Nagano in Japan.

    Plenty of ski package tours from Hong Kong all throughout the season.

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    Hokkaido is great and Nagano is fine


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    I went a few times to Hakuba and it was always great.

    Pro:
    You fly in via Tokyo > great shopping
    There is is a bus from Shinjuku to Hakuba (~3.5h)
    Several world class ski resorts

    Con:
    Need to think more.......

    Link to the 8 ski resorts there

    So far I just went to Happo > http://www.happo-one.jp/english/


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    Agree that they are fab locations BUT - OP wanted "reasonably priced". Isn't Japan really expensive?


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    korea is a cheaper option


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    Also, while the Hokkaido area of Niseko has good nightlife, I found Shiga-Kogen and other resorts were dead quiet after about 8.30pm!


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    I think Niseko is the one you want for nightlife if it is within budget. If you can get a dirt cheap flight to Hokkaido and stay at a cheaper lodge then it might be OK. Otherwise maybe look into the Korean options. I've heard that the China resorts are mostly a waste of time.


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    Lots of good replies here, Japan sounds great. Anyone have more advise on Korean resorts?


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    +1 for Niseko, went there last CNY, loved it. Good few bars around Hirafu area if you want some nightlife.


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