Niseko

Niseko is located on the north island of Japan. Niseko itself is a town which is about 20 minutes away from the ski mountains. Niseko's resorts are all located on the one mountain called the Niseko Annupuri Mountain. There are three resorts which are on the mountain. Grand Hirafu is the biggest. Niseko Village (which used to be know as Higashiyama) is the second biggest and the last is Annupuri. You can connect to the other resorts at the top of each mountain. There are shuttle buses at the bottom to connect the villages. The Niseko All Mountain Pass gives access to all three resorts. 

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Red Mountain

Red Mountain is located near the town of Rossland in British Columbia. It's only a few kilometres from the US border and state of Washington. There's no town at the base of Red Mountain, just a bunch of condos. The closest town is the town of Rossland. It's about a 5 - 10 minute drive (3km) to get to the mountain. There is no staff bus up to the hill, so it can be handy to have a car. Otherwise, everyone hitches up to the hill. Red is great because everyone gets to know each other, and you get into a real community. The community is all about the riding, not about the look.

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Wanaka

The town of Wanaka is a proper town and not simply a resort town. There are 3 mountains in the area to ride. Treble Cone is 20km away and Cardona is about the same distance - both about half an hour's drive. Snow Park is a small mountain that basically only has a park. There is also a cross-country ski area called Snow Farm next to Cardrona. 

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Zell am See

Zell am See is located in the middle of Austria. It is about 150km South-East of Munich in Germany. It is also close to Salzburg, about a 1.5 hour drive. Salzburg is the easiest access into Zell am See, taking a flight from a major European city. There's a train directly from Salzburg station to Zell am See train station. Zell am See is joined up with the mountain of Kaprun, which is just a little bit up the road.

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