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  1. There was an avalanche here today apparently claimed on guy in 70s with several injuries - take care all
  2. how about the top of the olympic ski jump - you can pay 500yen and go up there - (its all downhill from there) all the best
  3. prices up everywhere huh- I was wondering does a british passport ever expire in that I mean mine has long expired but hoping it will be fine to renew at anytime ?
  4. Damn nice photos Muika - sad to hear that Kawaba is closed for the season - Had some good days there- can anyone shed some light on why that is ?
  5. Tubby thats an interesting question and Ive wondered the same - they seem to always start off with "so and so regular stance hidari ashi mae " etc etc Anywau its all good - the dead heat in the womens downhill was unbelievable !
  6. These ultranationalists aer mainly throw aways from the yakuza as far as I can work out their views are just strongly aligned with the notion of the emperor as a demi god - interesting to hear that they gather at places like snow festivals as well
  7. does anyone know if the women's moguls will be televised today ?
  8. We just have the SECOM sticker - sent up by the inlaws in Kyushu - cheaper than a system and must at least be a deterrent !
  9. Was in Hakuba recently with a 2wd without snow tires however the car has something cal;led snow mode which to be honest I`m not sure if is effective only with snow tires. The snow is so dry there in Jan and quite flat. It depends a fair bit on where you are planning on going I guess.
  10. Amanda Marie Knox (born July 9, 1987) is an American woman who, in 2009, was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perguia, Italy. She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned on October 3, 2011. However, on March 26, 2013, Knox's acquittal was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, sending the case back to the lower court for reconsideration. Rudy Guede was found guilty in October 2008 of the murder and sexual assault of Kercher and was sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment. Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's boyfriend at the time of the mur
  11. never heard of these socks for wheels - maybe an only in japan thing ?- any pics please ?
  12. Id have to agree with Muika - The views from Tenjindaira likje the one he posted and possibly even more so from the cafe are absolutely breathtaking on a fine day loke last saturday. It has to be my favourite in Japan rivalling the views from the base building at TC Lake Wanaka NZ
  13. Understood Teikeiatsulover - lets take a raincheck for this time but hopefully I can get down there again sometime in Febuary. I was thinking of the place down below HKK - I think its called Hyperland ? sorry and thanks for the corrections guys. Well- Hope all can get out and about soon- rgds, BB
  14. hi teikiatsulover thks very much for your reply and kind offer. Yes I remember Dynaland it is on the right hand side about five mins drive below HKK carpark I think ?- It was actually the first place I leant/rode in real powder it was almost up to our waists that day there. Please PM me if possible or reply here with your contact deets - do you live in Kyoto ? Of course I'd be happy to pay in for gas/tolls etc if it turns out you decide to go - thks in adv
  15. hi all - Looks like HKK will open on 7th of December. I will be in Kyoto the night of the 6th of dec and was wondering if anyone in the area is keen to hit the resort on opening day ?- thanks for reading
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