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  1. +1 for split board and Karakorams.. http://jonessnowboards.com/index.php/product/solution
  2. Originally Posted By: Go Native It's mostly only Queenslanders. Washing away a few of them isn't such a loss I can assure you! Mate there are lots of people missing and dead. Your comment has been forwarded to the appropriate authorities who wont see your comment to be so funny.
  3. So how much does the owner get...bugger all after all expenses... Yeah before you could get 4% or over return but nowdays you would be lucky to make 2-3% off your investment. As for Sapporo people propping the market your absoulutely dreaming !! Why on earth would they go to Niseko when theres closer ski areas nearby e.g Kokusai, Kiroro, Teine etc and so much more that are so easily accessed by public transport. Fact is most Sapporeans have been there done that and why ride with the crowds when you can go elsewhere,uncrowded, cheaper and better value for money. Having lived in Ni
  4. How many properties have been sold this year let alone last year ??
  5. I agree. Kurodake shits all over Asahidake IMHO. sorry, didnt mean there either. Is Mongoose - Wazza from WW Nope
  6. But what would I know seems like not alot. Seems like your a skier...totally different lines. Not here to bitch but get frustrated at incorrect info, your basing your opinion on 3 average days at Tomamu. Mate I lived in Niseko for nearly 5 years before it turned into a circus, days when there were only a handfull of us whiteys up there, before there was any need to get first lifts cause you could find pow all day. Leaving there was the best thing I ever did because powder on the door step causes complacency and it forced me thoroughly explore the rest of Hokkaido and find stupid terrai
  7. Like I said before...all in one, Train, lift ticket and free curry lunch ex Sapporo or Chitose, cheap as chips and for snowboarders awesome terrain in bounds and awesome outta bounds. The main thing you have to know your weather and what systems drops snow on what area. To answer Mr Pow..jeez mate it seems like magic mushies are legal in Japan again cause I dont know what your on but to say Kiroro on piste powder and terrain is better than hiking out ..well you gotta be on something. How many Days have you done at Tomamu ??? How many at Kiroro ?? Tomamu and the surrounding areas within
  8. Originally Posted By: MikePow Kiroro has so much more to offer in all facets, and isn't a mission to get to. My 2 yen worth Mate you dont reckon Kiroro isnt flat...faaark its a skating hell. Yeah theres some good terrain if your in the know. Strapping on the shoes and hiking outta the ski area is the go! Spend some time at Tomamu and really get to know the terrain and you'll find hits and shrooms and powder stashes all day. Have a go at the superpipe it can be intimidating. Like I said , dont ride to the bottom and just do lap after lap. theres a couple of great jumps under
  9. Having lived in Niseko for 4-5 yrs in the days before it turned into a 3 ringcircus full of ...I hit Tomamu every chance I can, usually after a few days in the Tokachidake area backcountry. The place has great terrain,great powder and if you do the cat some sick , sick pow. The whole lecture thing is a hoax. Sign a release form , grab a bib and helmet and you can ride anywhere you pretty well want. http://www.snowtomamu.jp/en/gelande/map/ Dont bother riding to the bottom as its a flat run back to lift back to the top.Just do lap after lap through the trees up the top, get a good
  10. 2008 - 4 equals 2004...it was 2003/2004 season bloke after having a good think about it..02/03 was a good season but what about all the other dec.. Come on mate how many of the local crew are going hard in dec..how many peak runs can you do...how much backcountry can you access..I lived up there for number of years and moved away when the circus hit town..Still like to do the odd day there but the hoopla over niseko is so over rated..its a hill!! how much better terrain does hokkaido have.. I knew I'd cop flak from this but the place has gone to the dogs!! As for pics..like I said
  11. They did it about 4 years ago..you couldnt ride down to hanazono as hardly any snow..We were having BBQ xmas eve sitting in the sun in T shirts..was real similar start to the season as this year..Didnt crack into gear until mid to late jan and we had dumps up to 1st/2nd week of april. I dont know why there is always the hype here on this site on how much snow there is..Dec is always crap..Nov/Dec 2000/2001 was the last good early base I can remember. If your used to riding oz conditions I suppose you would think its great but until the sassa is completely buried then its not even close to
  12. Mike I did its still pretty average...it'll come, when you look at possible good riding to come until at least end of march there's still a hell of alot of riding to come. Thats me main point..dec/early jan isnt when its on..its the push to bring punters in cause thats when it coincides with hols and they keen to blow coin.. The big snow couple of years ago was different story..but that season nearly broke me back from every bloody day the amount of yuki kakki that went down..
  13. Yep Indo thats what I mean ..too much hoopla about early riding ...its only 20cm depth up on last year for same time and thats come from last few days...Yep its gunna come..always does..its just best riding doesnt start until late jan...
  14. Mikepow like I said before I lived in Niseko well before the circus came to town,when there were hardly any gaijins around...yep been spoiled with alot of uncrowded powder days, dont really bother with Niseko any more, there's a hell of alot better riding around just got to do the miles... Fact is..its got along way to go till its cranking..when its on I'll have me hnd up first saying so but right now it's warm and and not doing it..yep its gunna get cloder later this week which is about time..I remember a similar dec/jan 4 years ago bit more base but we were having BBQ's outside for xmas..w
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