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  1. I've noticed the snowboarders (especially at Dynaland) tend come in large groups of friends usually 5 or more and they are university students or in their 20s-30s. Whereas the skiers tend to be a little older, usually family types with the wife and kids. Of course this is not always the case but a common occurrence in my opinion.
  2. Definitely more snowboarders than skiers, but from my experience I would say more around 75-80% snowboarders. It also completely depends on which resort you are at.
  3. Kijimadaira was pretty crazy when I was there... Cant really say I enjoyed it that much. Definitely enjoyed Ryuoo more. This was the top of Kijimadaira in early January.
  4. Also my back has improved a bit but it still isn't 100%. I went to Myoko last weekend thanks to SJ and while I managed to get through the weekend without too much pain I definitely couldn't ride as hard as I usually do. Looks like my estimated 30 days on the snow this year will be more like 10.
  5. It was a ロコモコwith avocado topping. Really tasty and felt a bit healthier than the standard curry rice which at xjam tastes like the stuff you get from the 100 yen shop.
  6. So it was the first long weekend in January and I decided to get a group together and head to Takaifuji X-Jam, not because I aspired to be a park rat but because I hoped it would be a bit quieter on the long weekend. After spending two long weekends in Hakuba last season I didn't want to go back this year as the 30 minute queues for a lift pass tend to be a bit of a turn off for me. My plan did work to some degree as with the peak of the crowds the longest I had to wait was maybe 5 minutes. Most of the time there was either no queue or I had to wait for 5 chairs at the most. The resorts in M
  7. If you are happy to get around with flip flops, a tshirt, board shorts and a cooler box full of beer then anywhere near the water. If that's too hot for you then I guess Hokkaido.
  8. Last summer I had the coldest night sleep I have ever had in Japan. Camped out on top of Kita-dake I woke to frost on the ground on August 15th. There are definitely ways to escape the heat. If you have to work on the other hand and your school or workplace is enforcing coolbiz and the air con is set to 28 or 29 then yea I completely agree it does suck. Edit: #13 Hot cans of coffee
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