Cozy Capsule Hotel To Cater To Taller Foreigners At Hokkaido Ski Resort

Cozy capsule hotel to cater to taller foreigners at Hokkaido ski resortA hotel offering a bed and no frills in oversized oven-like cubicles will open at this popular ski area on Feb. 21 to accommodate foreign guests.
Lodge Moiwa 834 is billed as “the world’s first capsule hotel at a ski report.” Managed by an affiliate of Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort, the resort operator, it was constructed because local lodging charges have been skyrocketing in recent years due to the area's popularity with overseas tourists.

Iraschko-stolz, Takanashi Tie For Women's Ski Jump Victory

Iraschko-Stolz, Takanashi tie for women's ski jump victoryDaniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and Sara Takanashi of Japan tied for the win Sunday in a women's ski jump event, meaning the two will fight for the overall World Cup title in the final competition of the season next month.

Ski Jumping: Takanashi Wins In Ljubno To Stay In Overall Title Race

Ski jumping: Takanashi wins in Ljubno to stay in overall title raceSara Takanashi picked up her fourth World Cup win of the season with jumps of 88 meters and 90 meters for a total of 248.5 points Saturday.
Takanashi won over Austrian Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, the overall leader who finished with 245.4. Sarah Hendrickson of the United States was third with 237.1 -- her first podium finish in two years after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in the buildup to the Sochi Olympics.

Ski Jumper Takanashi Sets Guinness World Record

Ski jumper Takanashi sets Guinness world recordJapanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has set a Guinness World Record with her total of 24 wins in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The figure is the highest for a female jumper.
Takanashi won 15 out of 18 individual World Cup events in the 2013-2014 season. She was the overall winner for the second season in a row, which is also a record.
Takanashi ranked 4th in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.