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  1. muikabochi

    Nasuki Go ???

    Naski certainly is bright green and looks very cheerful.
  2. muikabochi

    Busy or not busy?

    I haven't been able to get to the snow yet myself but wondering if anyone has... what's the situation with crowds? If there are any. I can imagine the skijo and resorts that were booming with the "inbound" market are being hit quite hard.
  3. muikabochi

    Go To Travel coupons

    Interesting Jim. You are keen. How quiet was Niseko? I am hoping to make it back up to Niigata in early January. Will investigate!
  4. Hardly anything available now but it looks like snow is due early next week, so look for some big changes next week if it indeed happens. It's hard to look beyond Kagura as being a best bet though, early season.
  5. muikabochi

    Questions about site updates

    Don't envy gathering the info any year, but this year in particular. Looks like even info that is out there already is in some cases being tagged as 'subject to change'. Gambatte!
  6. muikabochi

    Hokkaido Ski Season Net

    Some other groups offer discounts on other ski areas if you have a season pass, though not on that scale. Prince, Mac Earth places come to mind. I've never been a season ticket kind of person. Even when I lived in the snow region, I liked going to a different place and mixing it up.
  7. That Nanamaki one is very interesting. Not just because I had no idea it existed, but taking a boat and walking up a hill!?!
  8. Thanks all good to hear. Surely many/most ski areas, hotels, everyone - including you guys too - will be affected by the messy situation. I'm sure folk will be following, even if they can't be here. Let us just hope that the snow situation is much better than 19-20!!!!
  9. Hey look, I found it! That sure came out of nowhere. https://www.snowjapanhistory.com I'm kind of embarrassed to learn that I lived close to a ski area.... that I never knew existed. Komaruyama in Muikamachi >> seriously, I had never heard anything about that. Seriously, well done on an excellent job. Looks like you have been very busy indeed. I'll be enjoying reading it all. (PS Surely no more Minamiuonuma surprises?)
  10. I know I'd be interested! ..... ..........
  11. Where are we, July? Hmmm. Not seeing much change since I last posted in May. Damn. That permanent resident thing, sounds like there are changes you could be given permission but I can't imagine it being a smooth and easy process. I dread thinking how frustrating that might get. It does seems way overly strict to not allow those folk to come back.
  12. I saw that too. I am guessing not quite normal. Hopefully the world will catch a break and things might go better/quicker than looks likely. Let us hope that the SNOW itself will be normal or normal+! Another 19-20 would be quite depressing.
  13. muikabochi

    Anyone have experience with forwarding services?

    Do those folks include custom charges in their charges? Or are they slapped on extra? Sometimes wondered about using something like that but always just seems too expensive when I have looked.
  14. muikabochi

    'Japanese' style snowboard carving lessons

    Not sure it will help electricbanana-san with his February trip to Hakuba! ;) By the way Annabelle, how quiet is it up there currently?
  15. It must be the bountiful powder snow.... what Japan is famed for! But seriously, next season it will be interesting to see how the marketing fellas deal with the crapfest of 19-20. Just ignore it?

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