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  1. Ippy - thanks for the info. youve kinda freaked me out abit about going too far off-piste. But thats probably a good thing. Best to err on the side of caution. Jumping over fissures away from avalanches!!! I think Id rather avoid that!! Maybe it was a good thing you didnt ride with your former boss. (-:
  2. Thanks RedLotus, would 'champion 3 lift' be in the next resort along? I cant see it on the Akakan resort course map...???
  3. Nah its cool, yeah my ridiculously cheap kashima pass gets me day tickets at cortina for 1000yen, plus a few other resorts that Ive not been too. The weekend is obviously busier but nothing compared to Cortina (which Im kinda over this season btw). Its generally alot of beginners and families. Which leaves all the good stuff, if you know where to go, untouched.
  4. Ive got nearly 2 seasons worth of exploring to share. Dont think I can PM yet. Just let me know the next time youre heading up and I'll gladly show what Kashima has to offer.
  5. Yeah I got lucky with the pow at Norikura, but the wind up there scours things so quickly. I also heard that the snow level is relatively low for this time of year... Man thats a shame youre considering Kashima on one of the only weekends Im not there! would love to show you around. If you know Aokiko quite well then youre already onto a winner! Closed = Fresh tracks! Thats all Im going to say!
  6. I know them both well, my season pass is at Kashimayari and I often head up to Mt.Norikura for a change of scenary. Actually had a powder day up at Norikura earlier in the season, but the northstar crew are quite the powder munchers as I found out. Gotta be quick!
  7. mmmmm Ive had my lot of terrain traps this season so I'll be avoiding that! just might give the ramen a go though. Where you off to this weekend??
  8. Black Mountain, I knew the mention of tree runs might get you involved! haha! Thanks for that, whats there? a terrain trap??
  9. Hey all, We're heading up to Myoko for the first time this weekend and was hoping to tap into some of the enormous amount of knowledge here on the forum. We're planning on visiting Suginohara and Akakan Resort. Im not expecting you to reveal any of your hidden gems just some helpful pointers of where the good tree runs are. Ive heard theyre are lots but any advice would be very much appreciated. Cheers!
  10. Hey great vid, last sunday at Cortina was definitely deep! We also had an amazing day there. Next time I see you I'll shout abit louder and get your name right this time. (-: Would love to join you on some of those tree runs!
  11. Who's getting carried away? I will be at Cortina (if the lifts aren't still closed) and they have had 150cms (with a lot more to come). The original warning was for the Otari ski fields anyway, not Hakuba. Untwist your panties dude, no one was trying to misrepresent anything Hey Black Mountain, Im pretty sure I saw you riding the deep stuff at Cortina on Sunday holding a pole cam. If it was you Im looking forward to seeing your footage. LOL. Was that you guys yelling at me from the lifts? Yeah, I've got quite a bit of footage but not sure how much time I'll have this week to get it together. I'll be sure to post it on SJ when I have a chance. Yep that was us! (-: I recognised you from one of your vids but couldnt remember your SJ name.... so I shouted 'black diamond!!!' and a random 'snow japan!' at you. Sounds daft now I write it! haha. We were riding pretty much the same lines, but not sure I could do it holding a pole!! How often are you at Cortina?
  12. Who's getting carried away? I will be at Cortina (if the lifts aren't still closed) and they have had 150cms (with a lot more to come). The original warning was for the Otari ski fields anyway, not Hakuba. Untwist your panties dude, no one was trying to misrepresent anything Hey Black Mountain, Im pretty sure I saw you riding the deep stuff at Cortina on Sunday holding a pole cam. If it was you Im looking forward to seeing your footage.
  13. 47 is scheduled to open from 1st Dec, a few cms fell this week on the top slopes. More forecast sunday. Fingers crossed.
  14. Yeah thats right apart from that they were single tickets for ichi-man. Still they were an absolute bargain plus the fact you could take 3 friends on the same deal. Used them on a couple of trips to Sapporo and Okinawa. A shame they are no more.....
  15. If you decide on not taking a flight to hokkaido you should def sort yourself out with a 5day flexi east japan rail pass. They save you a fortune on the trains and you can use it for Yuzawa, Nagano, Niigata etc. Easy enough to buy online before you get here.

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