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Kijimadaira - Pioneer course - COOL

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Apart from some places in hokkaido, there are not that many place has really STEEP course.

 

I went to Kijimadaira there today, I was surprised the course called Pioneer course - Nice and steep ( I thought!)

 

I heard that course used to be only for Skier but when I went there, Skijo opened for snowboarders as well!

 

It was cool!

 

Check it out!

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Every time I go past Kijimadaira on the way to Nozawa, I look up at those steeps and they scare the living bejayzus out of me...

 

Any decent off-piste stuff there?

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I like that place. Only been twice, but it has an appeal, and that course is pretty steep. Worth checking out at least once.

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Talking about Kijimadaira its going to go off this weekend. Theyve got some event called slopestyle and there are loads of boarders from all over the world coming to compete in some kind of competition. I know this sounds like lame hype but Im not kidding. There is a webpage, something like slopestyle.com/2002 or something and its got the skinny on it - but why on earth in Kijimadaira? I have no idea.

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ocean - there are really good 'off-piste' area around Pioneer course. But because of 'off-piste'.... Kijimadaira closed Pioneer course for snowboarders....

 

If you check Kijimadaira's web, they wrote the message to snowboarders from Patrol, says,

 

'Off-piste - absolutely dengerous around Pioneer course. Don't go.'

 

 

 

[This message has been edited by Nat (edited 08 March 2002).]

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Nat, I can believe that it is dangerous for intermediate boarders, but for advanced, no problems I'm sure. Thanks for the info.

 

Hoping to see you at the weekend if I can rouse the snow-fussy Suwa boys to get themselves up to Nozawa.

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Kiji- is a decent place, although the snow won't be too good now. In peak season tho its well worth a trip

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But hey, Nozawa and Kijimadaira? Both very near to themselves. Which do most people choose...surely Nozawa.

 

Kijimadaira is fine - and that one steep course makes up for quite a lot - but Nozawa wins surely wins out most times.

 

Anyone been to that other place nearby, whats it called, Togari?

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Togakushi? Not been myself, but my mates used to go sometimes before Nozawa accepted boarders. They say it was OK, but since Nozzle has opened up, they haven't been back.

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No I mean the resort that is on the other side of the main route near Nozawa. I think its called Togari Onsen or something, not Togakushi (I know that place)...

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