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  1. Quote: Originally posted by hutch: delusional I'm afraid. No blasting really necessary.....that small slope I was on is the only nadare susceptible slope really 'in bounds' and by in bounds I mean between the routes (not courses) that run down the ridges to either side. (working on getting a map of Hakkoda on the SJG site as we speak) If they had a slide inbounds and it was big enough to injure (let's just say anything over L1) then they weren't doing their job. EOFS if they're professionals. Which is the point really: Japanese patrollers *aren't* professionals. Some of them *a
  2. Quote: Originally posted by hutch: ..... skiing a ridge within the gondola area of Hakkoda I dropped down a beautiful uncut slope of about 45 degrees.... Wondering if anyone else has had any other instances such as these (at Hakkoda or otherwise)..... in nadare prone areas....and where to stay away from. Well, stay away from 45 degree slopes for a start. Did you pit the slope first? Have a spotter? Cut the slope? Transceiver? *Anything?!* If you want to learn how to be comprehensibly safe then do a *recognised* avalance course, which means outside of Japan. And fo
  3. Haus St Anton. Accept no substitutes. Mr. Bob! YMMV
  4. Quote: Originally posted by zwelgen: One thing you should consider is that its a helluva lot easier to get to Hakuba than Shiga. The road to Shiga is nasty, steep, winding and prone to ice and lots of cars leaving at the same time. Esp when your knackered after a hard day its not much fun. Also I found the runs at Shiga werent that long not steep compared to Hakuba. Just my opinion though! There are several roads into Shiga, but as far as I know, only one into Hakuba. The old road into Shiga (through Yamasomethingorother) is indeed prone to heavy traffic, but it isn't anything like
  5. Quote: Originally posted by rachael: Interesting, is this. I also didnt know about this thing, so its cool to find out. But there seriously arent many of them are there? The onsen guide I've got (four years old) lists over 300 mixed onsen throughout Japan. Most of them seem to be outdoors too. Aoni onsen at Hakoda is excellent, but only open in weekends during winter. Mr. Bob!
  6. My dear Chaps, beer is for philistines. The drink of The Masses. When one is done gliding upon the slopes for the day one should partake of a relaxing and convivial wine. To unwind and ease those tired, but satisfied, ski muscles, a tasteful white wine is the treat that all can enjoy. Except in Japan, where you can't get decent wine. Mr. Bob! YMMV [This message has been edited by Ski Japan Guide (edited 10 December 2001).]
  7. Quote: Originally posted by Wade: Thanks Mr. Bob! I'll give Shiga a shot. I was stuck with Hakuba due to a convenient bus from Nagoya last year. And I like the guys at Snowbeds. This year I've got wheels of my own. Does Shiga run on the magenetic ticket system that you return when your done? I plan to make my first trip this weekend (read: on knees praying for a dump), any cheap lodging recommendations? Last time I was there they were running the magnetic passes, yes. Which you should *not* have next to yr MD player when yr skiing... ;-( Errr, pass on the places to stay bit - I
  8. iwate. six fields within one hour. eat your hearts out. ;-) Mr. Bob!
  9. Quote: Originally posted by Wade: I want findable powder, and I don't want to wait in lines. I don't mind doing the same slopes a lot, at least not for a day or two, as long as its wide enough that I don't have to follow in my own tracks. I've been to Hakuba several times, usually Hakuba 47, and I can forsake nightlife (and NoFakie's right, its not like Hakuba is jumping unless you want it to be), for better conditions. So given these things: powder seeking, but not yet backcountry, can Shiga outdo Hakuba? ps. my school rerouted to Kyushu for the school trip. You'll wait in lines
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