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Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:53 pm
by brendo
I saw last night a closed down resort in myoko area is re opening next winter. looks good! got some above tree line bowls and is the first resort
in that area to get unloaded on so it would be looking at 18m+ a yr. think ill do a day trip. ended up booking 5 nights hakuba and 6 in myoko. one night
in toyko. under 1200 for 2 of us. that would be about 4 nights in jindy atm with 8cm base....lol

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:58 pm
by tonks
can I ask who you booked with? looking at possibly doing a budget trip this upcoming season

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:13 pm
by Legion
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Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:56 pm
by tonks
As in book directly with a hotel or ryokan?

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:48 pm
by Legion
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Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:00 pm
by tonks
K, thanks for the tip.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:20 pm
by Legion
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Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:24 pm
by OddaP
Legion wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Get a second opinion, but I book direct everywhere around the world I go and negotiating with owners directly is cheaper than any trivago or hotelscombined or package in my personal experience. Plus it's fun.
Agreed.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:26 am
by tonks
Yeah, I'll definitely check it out. Have a contact in Japan that might be able to help with the language barrier.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:55 am
by brendo
tonks wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:26 am
Yeah, I'll definitely check it out. Have a contact in Japan that might be able to help with the language barrier.

hey tonks, just saw your post. I booked myself, always do. much much cheaper. I went through booking.com for half and some online jap travel co for the other half. japan is very easy to get around. don't be put off by not speaking Japanese. where are you looking at going and when? a lot of places are booked out or filling fast. over the 2 weeks where I couldn't decide a few places sold out. also where are you going and how many of you? morino lodge has a dorm room basically in a really good place. about 50 bucks a night while other guests are paying about 200 but u use all the same facilities.
if you don't have a proper powder board invest in one. I almost did last trip then thought ill just set my bindings right back, as that works here. was ok up to knee deep trouble was there was waist to chest in places! I bought a rome powder division moon tail 154 few months back on sale. cant wait to ride it as its gunna be more of a surf style board, back foot about 200mm from tail then a big wide spoon type nose.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:58 am
by brendo
Legion wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Yes. The language barrier (esp. written) is a hurdle though.
I emailed one place across the road from the gondala in myoko. reviews said their English was terrible.
ive had no reply so I guess maybe they cant read or speak english

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:08 pm
by tonks
brendo wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:55 am
tonks wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:26 am
Yeah, I'll definitely check it out. Have a contact in Japan that might be able to help with the language barrier.

hey tonks, just saw your post. I booked myself, always do. much much cheaper. I went through booking.com for half and some online jap travel co for the other half. japan is very easy to get around. don't be put off by not speaking Japanese. where are you looking at going and when? a lot of places are booked out or filling fast. over the 2 weeks where I couldn't decide a few places sold out. also where are you going and how many of you? morino lodge has a dorm room basically in a really good place. about 50 bucks a night while other guests are paying about 200 but u use all the same facilities.
if you don't have a proper powder board invest in one. I almost did last trip then thought ill just set my bindings right back, as that works here. was ok up to knee deep trouble was there was waist to chest in places! I bought a rome powder division moon tail 154 few months back on sale. cant wait to ride it as its gunna be more of a surf style board, back foot about 200mm from tail then a big wide spoon type nose.
Thinking Hakuba in Feb. Been there before so not worried about getting around etc. Probably be traveling solo as most of my friends are stuck with a ball and chain :D

Where's Morino?

I'm a skier.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:58 pm
by brendo
morino has a lodge at hukuba in the wadano forest pretty much straight in from the gondola, about 10min walk.they have a dorm with 2 singles and one with 2 bunks. I tried for the 2 bedder in early feb but was taken. they said I could take 2 beds in the bunk room but need to pay for 4 beds if I want to myself. im travelling with a 10yr old girl so tht wasn't on. they also have a lodge at myoko with indoor/outdoor onsen about 10 min walk to lifts and bit less to main street.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:30 pm
by alakaboo
Tonks, I've got contacts in nozawa, and a few other places.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:28 pm
by tonks
Cheers Boo, I might hit you up for some contact details a bit later in the year.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm
by brendo
just spent 5 days at perisher. the amount of snow is insane. lodges with huge parts of them buried. had to lend guys next door a shovel as no one was in the lodge for only 2 days mid storm last week. the door was only just visible, took an hr to dig out. rock garden at bluecow doesn't have any rocks. they are buried. chairs were being dug out for days, crowds off the clock on the weekend, like mid august. but if you are thinking of a late dash well worth it!!

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:28 pm
by OddaP
brendo wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm
just spent 5 days at perisher. the amount of snow is insane. lodges with huge parts of them buried. had to lend guys next door a shovel as no one was in the lodge for only 2 days mid storm last week. the door was only just visible, took an hr to dig out. rock garden at bluecow doesn't have any rocks. they are buried. chairs were being dug out for days, crowds off the clock on the weekend, like mid august. but if you are thinking of a late dash well worth it!!
Spent the last week down there. A small amount of fresh on Saturday last week and then 10cm on Tuesday. Had Guthega to myself pretty much all day. Classic spring after that, hard and firm 1st thing then softening up nicely. Had a lift assisted backcountry day on the Wednesday with a leisurely skin out and a tootle up another hill before calling it a day. Still heaps of snow.

Re: General snow stuff

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:06 pm
by brendo
OddaP wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:28 pm
brendo wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm
just spent 5 days at perisher. the amount of snow is insane. lodges with huge parts of them buried. had to lend guys next door a shovel as no one was in the lodge for only 2 days mid storm last week. the door was only just visible, took an hr to dig out. rock garden at bluecow doesn't have any rocks. they are buried. chairs were being dug out for days, crowds off the clock on the weekend, like mid august. but if you are thinking of a late dash well worth it!!
Spent the last week down there. A small amount of fresh on Saturday last week and then 10cm on Tuesday. Had Guthega to myself pretty much all day. Classic spring after that, hard and firm 1st thing then softening up nicely. Had a lift assisted backcountry day on the Wednesday with a leisurely skin out and a tootle up another hill before calling it a day. Still heaps of snow.
where you go odda? paralyzer or gills knob/tate? ive been eying tate off this yr. that face is holding a ton of snow its only 1.5hr hike out there.