Natalie Stangl

Natalie Stangl

Natalie is an American expat freelance writer and marketer living in Hokkaido, Japan. She is a born and raised Minnesotan with an accent thicker than a pint of Paulaner Beer. She has a serious love for sports, outdoors, and overall health and wellness. While most would shutter at the thought of -27 degree wind-chill, you’ll find her embracing it with a smile on her face. She is an an adaptable, loyal, and fierce woman of “The North”. Aside from her love of sports and outdoors, her partner is an Import professional ice hockey player in Japan and together they have one child, their 7 year old golden retriever, Frenchy.

Half Pipe Snowboarding event at the Asian Winter Games
8th Year of the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo and nearby Obihiro, Japan. The Games The Asian Winter Games is returning to Sapporo and nearby Obihiro, Japan for the 8th edition this February. The last time the Asian Winter Games were held in Japan was in Sapporo in 1986 and…
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2017 Ice Climbing World Cup Events & Interview with Canadian Ice Climber, Gordon McArthur and His Journey to the 2018 Winter Olympics Attracting international attention to the Winter sports stage, as of late, is the compelling sport of Ice Climbing. Cities all over the world are gaining funding to build…
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Sapporo city at night during Sapporo Snow Festival
All You Need to Know About Sapporo Snow Festival Nestled in the mountains on the East side of Hokkaido, Japan is the beautiful city of Sapporo, a city that never sleeps and always has something to offer to visitors from near and far. With close to 2 million people living…
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The Best Snow Festivals In Japan For snow and outdoor enthusiasts in Japan, Winter is a short season that requires almost every free moment to be spent outside skiing or snowboarding in fresh powder, sledding, drinking “hot-toddies” in the cold, snow shoeing in -10 degrees, cross-country skiing and more. So,…
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2017 Ski-Cross Competition Line-up & Interview with Great Britain Ski-X Pro, Pam Thorburn Rather than racing against the clock, you’re racing against competitors. And, more than one at a time. It’s dangerous, it’s unpredictable, it’s wicked fast, and it’s called ski-cross. It’s a sport chock full of some of the…
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