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  1. Thanks for that snowjunky and tubby. Yep just loving the pow but treating the place with respect Think I will leave the monkeys and Shigakogen nightlife to pie-eater.
  2. Yoketeyama at 2300m must have choice snow plus with some black runs up there as well should be worth the trip. Hell I was getting my jollies doing lift lines on Hakuba yesterday in wet snow
  3. Thanks for the comments. I had read that report a while back after Shigakogen, Nozawaonsen and Hakuba had been recommended to me as must sees on a first trip to Japan. I've got a week here with an awesome looking weather forecast ahead plus I ski, opening up the whole area. I'm trying to get a handle on skiing powder and find that a bit of vert seems to help. Must be something out there to keep me going.
  4. What? 21 ski resorts, 71 lifts, promoted as the largest ski area in Japan and no steeps/tree runs?
  5. Hi, Ive arrived at Shigakogen and have been told that the terrain isnt very steep. Any ideas where there is some challenging terrain. Thanks.
  6. Thanks MIJ, Will I get to Nozawa before my skis? If so, I may as well take them with me unless its too much hassle on the trains
  7. Merry Xmas all, My first trip to Japan starts early February and I will spend a week at Nozawa then Hakuba then Shiga Kogen. Im an advanced skier in NZ conditions and prefer the steeps and off piste. Had a taste of powder this winter in NZ and have decided to check out Japan with a pair of fats, the main objective being to master powder. Got a few questions: 1. I arrive Narita late Sunday afternoon, guessing I should catch a train to Tokyo Station and find a bed their after 14 hours travel. Early start the next day and catch the bullet train to Nozawa and maybe get an afternoon
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