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Hi there We are a couple looking to spend 1-2 months snowboarding in Japan (January 2020 and maybe February as well). We are want to experience the powder japan is famous , experience ‘authentic Japanese’ and also stay on budget. After tons of reading we are thinking about Myoko and we have a few questions: Do Myoko ski resorts allow off piste skiing/ snowboard ? Is Myoko a good place to go to snowboard some good deep powder ? Does Myoko have any joint seasonal ski pass with other ski resorts in Japan? Is Myoko a good place to stay on low budget ? Of course we would love to hear recommendations about other ski resorts that will suit us Thanks !
Crunky posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryI've been looking at options for some slackcountry/ easy backcountry in early Feb (7th-). Some of the reviews of the terrain accessed from the number 5 romance lift (the top lift) sounded very appealing. The in bounds sounds a little mellow but as it's the start of the trip I'm sure we'll enjoy a warm up run or three. But looking further it seems that lift (also called Kagura Pair Lift No. 5) is not actually open in early Feb. Was this the case this year? If it is the case is there anything there to appeal to a crew that likes the getting into the trees and some easy back country (on snowboards so prefer to ride out but carry full avi gear and snowshoes).
agillgren posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryTwo weeks till our 2014 trip and the snow stalking and general frothing at the mouth is in full swing. One of the things I always like to do is start reading the area/avi reports to get an idea of what condition the snow pack is is. This was in today's niseko now avalanche report: "The upper sections of Annupuri West Ridge are often glare ice, ice crust and generally very difficult snow conditions. Yesterday Hirafu Patrol rescued a guided tour customer on West Ridge. This is no place for guides to be taking customers. If you want to ride the west face and sidewalls please take the North face and come around to Chinpoku Rock. Always take care on the West face(coordinate F7)" Does anyone know which map they are referring to? It would be a handy thing to look at - making sure I'm understanding where they are talking about? The normal terrain map I've seen for there (comes with the niseko rules) doesn't have that level of detail or map coordinates. And yes I did try the original report website but I couldn't spot it.
pulce88 posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryhello, for Christmas I got a new attack from the backcountry, the new dynafit radical. I have to admit that it is a great product, secure, lightweight, comfortable and above can give you more control downhill. http://www.dynafit.com/it/product/attacchi/tlt-radical-ft-110mm-z12 you have you tried? What do you think?? Ciaoo!!! have a good powder day"!!!!
sand posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryI will be in Hokkaido until January 27 and then again Feb 9 - 17 and I am really keen on exploring the lift accessed backcountry at Asahidake for a day or two. It looks truly epic. The problem for me is I am not keen on doing a solo mission exploring the area. If anyone one with backcountry knowledge and experience, and has and knows how to use the proper equipment is keen to hook up to explore the area together, during the time I am in Hokkaido it would be fantastic. Another option which I would perfer is to hire a guide/guiding service for a day trip at Asahidake, but usually guiding services require a minimum of 4 people, maximum of 6. This means I need to find at least 3 more people who are keen to do this with me. From my research, guiding tours cost in the vicinity of 15,000 - 17,000 yen per person and usually includes transportation (from Furano) and saftey equipment. Anyone interested in either meeting up to explore Asahidake backcountry/sidecountry together, or join me on a tour post here over that time. Here is a pic taken at Asahidake, thanks to Mick Rich
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