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News: Nisade launches new property, Vale Rusutsu, following World Ski Awards triumph

Hokkaido is already famous for its mountain splendour, and the future of the landscape just got rosier. Fresh from victory at the World Ski Awards, Kamori Kanko and Nisade have announced a partnership that will launch a multi-million-dollar makeover of Rusutsu Resort. As Hokkaido’s largest all-season resort, Rusutsu is beloved for its magical winter skiing and vibrant summer landscapes. Nisade will introduce The Vale Rusutsu, a luxurious ski-in/ ski-out hotel that will be available to individual owners. As a master planned resort with strong summer attractions in the shape of…

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News: Val Thorens leads winners at 2017 World Ski Awards

Val Thorens has taken the title of World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards. The legendary French resort – the highest in Europe – was the big winner at ski tourism’s event of the year which took place at the five-star A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the fifth consecutive year, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. Also among the winners was the W Verbier. The W’s first alpine and ski resort in Switzerland, walked away with the title of World’s Best Ski Hotel. Elsewhere Chalet…

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Scratchy England beat PNG to make World Cup semi-finals – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Rugby League World Cup quarter-final England (14) 36 Tries: McGillvary 2, Walmsley, Currie, Watkins 2, Hall Goals: Widdop 4 Papua New Guinea (0) 6 Try: Lo Goal: Martin England beat Papua New Guinea to set up a World Cup semi-final against Tonga despite an error-strewn performance. England built a healthy half-time lead after a double from winger Jermaine McGillvary and Alex Walmsley’s score. Ben Currie crossed after the break as Garry Lo got PNG on the board, but two tries from Kallum…

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New Zealand 2-4 Fiji: Kiwis exit World Cup at quarter-final stage

The Bati edged a try-less game to book a semi-final date with Australia Saturday, November 18, 2017 New Zealand are out of the World Cup after Fiji edged a try-less game to book a World Cup semi-final date with Australia. The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to claim a 4-2 victory in an error-strewn first meeting between the sides. Fiji dominated the first half in Wellington but were too slow and laboured to break the Kiwis down…

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Fiji shock New Zealand to make World Cup last four

Rugby League World Cup quarter-final New Zealand: (0) 2 Goals: Johnson Fiji: (2) 4 Goals: Koroisau, Milne Fiji will play Australia in the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after winning a tense and scrappy match against New Zealand in Wellington. Fiji dominated the opening half but only had two points from a Apisai Koroisau penalty at the break. Shaun Johnson levelled before Taane Milne scored the decisive points with another penalty after 62 minutes. It was a shock result but a deserved one in what was only the…

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Ventura sacked as Italy coach after failing to reach World Cup

Italy have sacked coach Giampiero Ventura after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958. The Azzurri lost a play-off with Sweden 1-0 on aggregate to spell the end of 69-year-old Ventura’s 17-month tenure. Ventura said his record was “one of the best of the last 40 years”. “I lost only two games in two years,” he told Italian television show Le Iene before the Italian Football Federation fired him on Wednesday. Ventura replaced Antonio Conte in June 2016, and was described as…

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News: Final preparations put in place for fifth annual World Ski Awards

Leaders of the ski industry are arriving in Kitzbühel, Austria, as the final preparations are put in place for the fifth annual World Ski Awards. Ski tourism’s event of the year will be staged at the five star A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the fifth consecutive year from the November 17th-19th. An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see the elite of the ski industry invited to engage in three days of exclusive networking events, private skiing, sight-seeing tours and a host of other VIP activities. The highlight of the…

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