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About scott_ogden@hotmail.com

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  1. Two of us are arriving in Hokkaido on March 22nd to do some ski touring for 8 days. We are interested in the Asahidake and Kurodake. I would appreciate any advice on staying / skiing in those two places from other backcountry / ski touring people who have been there. If you were going there, where would you ski? I suppose we could do both, but that takes travel time. Also, any thoughts on Tokachidake as a ski touring destination would be great to here. --scott
  2. A good thick rubber band will do the trick sometimes. Not nearly as handy as the nice straps, but it works if you cannot find those. --scott
  3. hmmmm.... thanks for the replies. This does not sound to promising. Anybody else tried the drop off with takkyubin for 2 weeks?
  4. Hello, I have been reading through these forums and they are great for getting a start before my first ski trip to Japan / Hokkaido. Big question I cannot get a solid answer for: I plan on skiing for 2 weeks first and then traveling for 2 weeks. I do not want to pack skis and all the snow gear around with me for those 2 weeks. I understand there is Takkyubin service, but will they take it for 2 whole weeks? Has anybody done this before? Ideally I would drop off the skis at the Sapporo airport and pick them up in Narita. Would really appreciate some ins
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