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Senjojiki: I kind of want to check this place out!

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Here is the link for this place.

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/komagane/senjojiki

 

Has anyone been? If so, how was it? It looks like an epic location. It looks like the lift is a "T-bar" which I have no experience with (is it kind of like a bunny hill rope tow?). I've also seen people climbing the surrounding peaks from here which is also intriguing to me. Boarding down from the ridge line could be amazing too! Any info would be appreciated.

 

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You will love the t-bar GB. We have way too many of them here in Oz.

 

http://youtu.be/1B5UMa_gplE

 

The secret is to not sit on them just hook it behind your bum, or lower if you have a shorter co-rider ,and let it push you up the hill

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Here is the link for this place.

http://www.snowjapan...agane/senjojiki

 

Has anyone been? If so, how was it? It looks like an epic location. It looks like the lift is a "T-bar" which I have no experience with (is it kind of like a bunny hill rope tow?). I've also seen people climbing the surrounding peaks from here which is also intriguing to me. Boarding down from the ridge line could be amazing too! Any info would be appreciated.

 

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That's the really high place down south in Komogane. It's only open for a little while in spring and it doesn't look all wintery like in this photo.

I've never been, but heard it's pretty lame. The drag-lift just serves some weak-sauce run.

I imagine it would get a bit more interesting if you hiked up into the higher terrain though :confused:

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I doubt I will be going this year anyway.

 

You should go and take some of your fab pictures, Gunma Boarder!

 

:thumbsup:

 

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It looks like the lift is a "T-bar" which I have no experience with (is it kind of like a bunny hill rope tow?).

 

Their home page has instructions on how to use the T-bar. It is not like any T-bar I have ever seen before (consisting of a grand sample of two: a local ski area when I was growing up, and Appi Kogen). But the main point, not to try to sit down, would seem to apply.

 

Anyway, it is kind of like a rope tow, for your butt.

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Senjojiki is only worth it if you're willing to hike.

And, that drag lift isn't a real T-bar; it's a wire that you hook onto using a T-shaped wood handle that has a couple of bolts on it to snag the wire.

Pretty place to visit.

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That sounds nuts!! & by comparison, makes the Big G look state-of-the-art ;-)

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That's the really high place down south in Komogane. It's only open for a little while in spring and it doesn't look all wintery like in this photo.

I've never been, but heard it's pretty lame. The drag-lift just serves some weak-sauce run.

I imagine it would get a bit more interesting if you hiked up into the higher terrain though :confused:

 

I imagine myself walking up to the ridge line and ripping down one of those chutes like a boss :lol:

 

I would probably be going more for the views and the hiking but snowboarding down would beat walking!

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That's the really high place down south in Komogane. It's only open for a little while in spring and it doesn't look all wintery like in this photo.

I've never been, but heard it's pretty lame. The drag-lift just serves some weak-sauce run.

I imagine it would get a bit more interesting if you hiked up into the higher terrain though :confused:

 

I imagine myself walking up to the ridge line and ripping down one of those chutes like a boss :lol:

 

I would probably be going more for the views and the hiking but snowboarding down would beat walking!

Most people that go up there do so just to hike/gape I heard...... The ride down from the top might give you 5 or 6 corn turns ;)

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Not been myself but kind of want to give it a go. If not for the new rather pretty looking surroundings.

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Someone definitely needs to go to take some photos and write a review for the rest of us!!

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You will love the t-bar GB. We have way too many of them here in Oz.

 

http://youtu.be/1B5UMa_gplE

 

The secret is to not sit on them just hook it behind your bum, or lower if you have a shorter co-rider ,and let it push you up the hill

 

:lol:

 

Glad I have never seen one here!

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I might take a trip over there make it more of a sightseeing thing.

Will let you know how it goes if I do end up going.

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Have you not been yet Gunma Boarder?

 

;)

Looking into it a little more price has kind of become an inhibiting factor. On top of the prices for the lifts you also have to pay for parking and to ride a bus which adds around 2,000 yen to the price. Still want to go one of these years put probably won't make it this year. I might end up climbing the same mountain from the other side in the next couple of months. Will post some pics if I do.

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Oh, and that bus ride was a doozy back in the day -- dirt road with no guardrails and the dropoff kept getting deeper and deeper :omg:

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Have you not been yet Gunma Boarder?

 

;)

Looking into it a little more price has kind of become an inhibiting factor. On top of the prices for the lifts you also have to pay for parking and to ride a bus which adds around 2,000 yen to the price. Still want to go one of these years put probably won't make it this year. I might end up climbing the same mountain from the other side in the next couple of months. Will post some pics if I do.

Coming from your neck of the woods it sounds like it wouldn't be worth the effort and expense.

Next season is just around the corner though :p

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