Originally Posted by nolo
I think we're going to have to limit the search to English sites, unless we can get someone to translate for us (you, jackwan1?). If we could get a window on what's news in that part of the ski world, that would be cool. How big is skiing in Japan, Korea, and China?
Skiing is Big in Japan and Korea, Japan has about 70-100 resorts and Korea has about 15 resorts. China has many small ones perhaps 100, but only about 10 is worth any while. Besides, there are no less than 15 indoor ski areas in Japan and 2 in China.
Sorry, no time to translate any thing for you, the Hong Knog and Taiwan(two non snow countries) ski forums are active, with about half of the message volume as Epicski. They all look up to Epic and TGR for guidance. They are all very active in reading the messages over here, but they are not very vocal. China has tons of discussion forums, but they are not very technical as the sport is in its infancy over there.
OTOH, Japan and Korea have many die hart followers, their forums and web sites which I have little ability to read (mostly guessing) are so active perhaps they will rival Epicski or TGR.