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DSNS Does Hokkaido 2019

Discussion in 'Japan' started by DidSurfNowSki, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Austrians had a fair input into the early development of the Japanese ski industry. Hannes Schneider who started the ski school in St Anton visited in 1930 and did some teaching.

    Toni Sailer legendary skier from the 1950's spent quite a bit of time there and made some films. He won Olympic golds in downhill, GS & slalom in 1956. There is a sister city relationship between Kitzbühel and Yamagata and a memorial to Toni Sailer at Zao. There is a run at Appi called Sailer which I am sure was also named after him.

    Film with Toni at Zao from 1960. No fat skis back then.
     
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  2. DidSurfNowSki

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    I'm reserving judgement until I get back ;)
     
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  4. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hush you, I promised myself I'd compose them a love note on the flight back.
     
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    There is also a run in Furano named Sailer.
     
  6. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This place in Zao seems like it originated from back in those days. I remember riding the lift there hearing old tradition alpine folk music rather than the standard J-pop.
     
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    Great video!
    Yep, and it's not actually only a run but an area. He designed the area, and one of Appi's gondolas was named "Sailer Gondola". Till last season, it was running, but not this year.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    After a brief operational pause, it’s started snowing again :)



    4cm with a lot more to come. Cat skiing will be awesome tomorrow :)

    Will ski Furano today, so we’ve done a big loop of Hokkaido this trip.
     
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    Come on Kletterer you old crusty. You need to join the rest of Australia in Japan.
     
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  10. Old School Mike

    Old School Mike One of Us

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    Where are you cat skiing tomorrow? We will be cat skiing out of Morioka tomorrow.
     
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  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    #712 DidSurfNowSki, Feb 4, 2019
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  12. hipo

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    Enjoy the

    tomorrow :)
     
  13. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Skis are freshly waxed, phone is on the charge and we're staying 150m away from tomorrows pickup for the cat skiing :)

    Just need to sleep on the floor tonight ;)

     
  14. Kletterer

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    Worse things happen at sea.
     
  15. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you can, double up on the futon and you'll be fine.
     
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  16. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Almost as comfy as sleeping in the back of the Jazz ;)
     
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    Sleeping is quite cosy.. And theres plenty of room, just getting off the floor after days skiing on end is the hard bit. And where do you sit to put your socks on. Im getting old and soft.. no more Futons for me
     
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  18. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lattes and Pastries, then sleeps on the floor. <shakes head> You have much to learn, Grasshopper.

    Have fun tomorrow, but try to photograph something other than food. Skiing TR dopey. :p
     
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  19. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Astro66

    This cat skiing is great !!!

     

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  20. Kletterer

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  21. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Post Other Image Dear Heart?
     
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  22. Kletterer

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    Pics or it didnt happen.
     
  23. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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  24. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jeebus .......... Goes to Japan to get photographs of a Pub Schnitty. What's next Ski Trip ? Iceland to photograph a Meat Pie ???

    So ......... You did understand it was, Extreme Team, not Extreme Tea'n Biscuits ???

    Anyway ...... hurry home, Martha Stewart is gagging to meet you.

    And get those pics up if you want redemption !!!
     
  25. Donzah

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    Schnitty is the national food of Japan
    Nothing better
    *with curry
     
  26. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Blue and green should never be seen"

    Memo lost
     
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  27. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had a Schnitty last night at the Cloey. It's 300 metres away. Was pretty good.
     
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  28. Donzah

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    Was it pork?
     
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  29. Donzah

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    Panko crumbed?
     
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  30. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chicken. Wife had Veal Parmy.
     
  31. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lesser than DSNS's lunch then
    The pig is mighty
     
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  32. Kletterer

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    We can eat Gyoza 7 days a week in your homeland bro. What we realy need is something stodgy to satisfy our SDS.
     
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  33. DidSurfNowSki

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    Cat Ski Day

    Some pics

    Getting ready



    Our transport for the day



    Getting ready to rumble !!!



    We did some nice tree runs in the pow.



    Back in the cat



    Rinse and repeat







    Soon the day was over and it was back to the start











    Some stats

     

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    Strange way to spend a day....
     
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  35. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm a 10 min walk away from the Montbell factory outlet in Sapporo :)
     
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  36. Telemark Phat

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    1 pair of down pantaloons in L please.
     
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  38. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    These ones ?



    They’d be great for instructing in :). Everyone on the hill would be able to spot you.
     
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  39. Donzah

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    Japanese or Euro sizing?
    I struggled at the Mont store at Toyoshina
     
  40. Telemark Phat

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  41. DidSurfNowSki

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    Mt Moiwa

    No snowboarding allowed !




     
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  42. DidSurfNowSki

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    Yeah, same for me at Sapporo.
     
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    Looks a bit flat. Go back to Rusutsu.
     
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  44. DidSurfNowSki

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    Skis have been put away for this trip. We’re off to the snow festival after dinner. I’ll put some pics up soon.
     
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    Great trip and great TR DSNS, you’ve kept me thoroughly entertained. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  47. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great "Skiing" TR mate. I've never read one that made me feel so ..............



    ................. Farken Hungry. <shakes head>

    I'll re-read next time I need motivation ................... when bulking up for a Sumo Tournament. :thumbs:
     
  48. Telemark Phat

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    You've got to go on a real ski trip, rather than being a boring old fart and continuously going back to the flat, gated, retirement community.
     
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Old fart ya reckon. LatteBoy is certainly coming home from this trip with chronic flatulence. :fart: