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Trip Report 2016 miniSIC Myoko / Niseko

Discussion in 'Japan' started by sara777, Feb 14, 2016.

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  1. sara777

    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So here we go. It all started over a year ago when I thought it'd be a good idea to organise girls trip to Japan in 2016. I've met @Ozgirl some time before that and we became great friends. Many things happened since then!

    - @Lady Mamabear joined in!
    - @Kimski decided to participate: we were a group of strangers, as she's never met us before! So she came to Perisher and spent a weekend with us.
    - Ozgirl met YK, and suddenly it was a 'mixed group' trip to Japan :D
    - We decided to go to Myoko for a week, then head off to Niseko (I am only going to Myoko, though, due to family/financial/leave commitments).
    - We started rather a lengthy discussion with @skichanger to address all our needs: accommodation in Chalet Myoko!
    - We found out @Sandy is staying at the same place at the same time! Thus, long, constructive conversations commenced (not just about weather ;) ).
    - @hipo decided: if them, why not me? And he is coming as well! :clap:

    So, we call it 2016 miniSIC in Myoko. We are all flying out this Friday: all on different planes/at different times, and hopefully all meeting on Shinkansen on our way to Nagano/Myoko. We decided to hire a car to make it easier for our group.
    And we are ready to rock & roll!

    Have I forgotten anything? :)
     
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    Awesome! Sounds like a great idea, keep us up to date, safe travels!
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I forgot: thanks everyone for great tips about our trip and, mainly, our train travel! :D
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Benny, we will!
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha - "Parliament decides!"
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great idea Sara!

    And yes Mini-Sic it is!

    Does anyone know if there has been a gathering of more than 7 (it think its & with skichanger?) forum-ites is one place outside of Australia?
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Post lots of pics
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually, I found out, then tailored my plans to suit!!!! :D
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    of course Sandy!

    How could you have refused!! :cool:
     
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    snowduck One of Us

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    Ah, great to see all you good ladies so happy :thumbs:

    Hope you have a wonderful and safe trip
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
     
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    For which we are so happy! :nerd:

    And we'll post pics, thanks guys :cheers:
     
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    So looking forward to the TR and pics . Especially the debrief over bevs for our next trip mid Jan 17.:thumbs:
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    For sure! :cheers:
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You will of course all be wearing air hostess uniforms on the flight?
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    How did you know? Wouldn't be wearing anything else! ;)
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Possibly a bit of this:

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  18. Kimski

    Kimski One of Us

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    Nice summary Sara :thumbs:

    Some of us are seasoned travellers, and leaving after work on Friday. Others (okay, me) finish up work on Wednesday and have one day to buy extra clothes, get hair cut, pack etc LOL I blame LMB for booking us into a posh restaurant in Niseko :D
     
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    Awww shite i need to cut my hair????
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually wasn't the idea born that first night at The Beresford???
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You are right! Seems like ages ago! We just met and organised a trip, ha ha :D
     
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    Many a good idea hatched at the Beresford.;)
     
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    My hair needs cutting because it hasn't been done since Perisher in August. I'm sure yours is fine :D
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    hmmm - mine is not quite that long... (since cutting)

    However it does need a cut - but i like it long for braids with ski holidays!

    I just realised though I suggested YK get a hair cut before we go. He doesn't quite need it but it will be crazy unruly after 2 weeks if he doesn't!
     
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    Kimski One of Us

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    Ha, I like braids for skiing too! That's why I'm I'm only getting enough cut off to tidy it up.
     
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    I would say. Plenty of occasions
     
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    So love where this TR is going already.:thumbs:
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ROFL Forget the snow, skiing etc far more important things to discuss.

    1000 yen haircuts down near Super Komeri. Komeri is a hardware shop.

    And the clippers in the lodge have already been used twice this season. My games addict is now wearing a beanie instead of the natural affro.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent, confusion will reign, of the nicest kind.:)

    Pics as per usual request.:D
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL Haircut booked for Wednesday, but I admit it - that's to cover the emerging grey bits! I'm a braids girl also. I don't think you can seriously not be if you have long hair!

    No way I'm wearing an air hostess cossie on the plane! 3 flights starting Thursday night ... It's comfort all the way! Sorry to disappoint!

    I have however pondered packing 'The Count' Onesie seeing as I've been doing a themed countdown in the BBQ. Will depend on available space in suitcase.

    @Kimski, you don't need a whole outfit. A half decent top over your jeans and Apres boots will do! Don't blame me for your shopping trip!! LOL On the other hand I only have one pair of jeans that fit!!! I WILL be going shopping.
     
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    Guess what! I am also into braids when skiing: as many can confirm! :D Ha ha, photos will be following. Queens of Myoko with braids! Sandy, Hipo and YK have plenty to look forward to :out:
     
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    And there I was getting ready (or so I thought) deciding on skis, range of waxes, pole baskets, water proofing..... and I read this thread. OMG I got it so wrong - now I have to find a onsie, get my hair done, probably even get my nails done.
    Can tell its a while since last OS ski trip.:tany:
     
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    I'll look forward to the TRs!
     
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    Don't worry about the nails, but don't forget you eyebrows done! ;)
     
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    The thing is, most of the time I don't worry too much about hair, clothes makeup etc. Then, just before a trip I always realise that I will be meeting new people and will be photographed and I have a sudden panic about looking presentable!

    I've never even had my nails done:D

    Plus at the moment it's a nice distraction from worrying about snow.
     
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    haha

    Nails are on my list to get done before we leave!

    kimski - stop worrying about the snow - it is what it is and you can't control it!
     
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    Wow!!!
    I'm thinking maybe I should get my nails done....
    Perhaps bright like red, or maybe something more on the dark side??
    :out:
     
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    ROFL The Dark Side!

    You're all too funny!
     
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    No nails for me: have to have them short and clear for my work.
    However, Hipo made me think! I waxed/tuned/did the base work at the end of the season in Perisher. I know I should wax them now, but being sick for the last month I just couldn't do it. Will have them done in Myoko snowsport I think.
    Taking my camel bag with me.
    Pole baskets are what the are. I used to have powder baskets, but they are long gone. Not to fussed about it.
     
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    Kimski, look in the Japan weather threads. It's back to snow. No point ever worrying about the weather.
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    In all seriousness - i am starting to think about ski's...

    This is the first time I have ever had a quiver of some sort (ie have a choice!)

    Not sure if i should take the Salmon Lady's or my Line's - I love the Both but been leaning towards the Line's every ski day since i got them. (even thought they were only supposed to be for out of resort skiing...)

    However the only reason i am questioning taking them is that they have Touring bindings which i am not sure i will use (i think if we did need them i will be hiring the whole kit as i don't have skins for them yet) .

    So i am wondering in Powder that the touring bindings may be difficult to put pack on as there is more holes for snow to get stuck?

    What does Parliament think? You can say i am over thinking it - which means i will just take the Line's (i can't remember which ones they are.. opps)
     
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    Sh@t I didn't think of that! I have touring bindings only and no choice (except hiring super phats for powder days). But: I think touring bindings is ok: look at the BC guys ripping the powder: I am sure they all have touring?

    And yes, what does Parliament think? :D

    and @Angus_McCrory ?
     
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    The Salomon Ladies underfoot are around 85mm, right? How long?
    And were you going to Hokkaido after Myoko?
     
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    Yeah the Lady's are 161 and 85 under foot - I think i took them last time and they were fine. However not much fresh stuff,

    The Line's are 165 and 98 under foot - so tick all the boxes except for the bindings.

    And Yep Hokkaido the second week.
     
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    Yeah but how much do those guys fall (and their ski's come off?)

    Fighting touring bindings to put them back on in knee deep+ powder is not potentially very fun!
     
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    And yes hiring for those deep days is very much and option!
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    What does Angus think? You are going to have fun :thumbs:
     
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    Take the lines and hire fat skis if you need them :D
     
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