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Hakuba 2006

Discussion in 'Japan' started by TJ, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    im on a program of food food and more food if that helps
     
  2. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    I tried exercise and found it over-rated. These days I stick strictly to alcohol and the odd cigarette. :thumbs:
     
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    Great morning this morning, but it started raining lightly at the bottom 1/3 about an hour ago !!! pray for snow.
     
  4. janus

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    You in Hakuba Whiteman?
     
  5. fattwins

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    dont worry that is turning to snow
     
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    Fatty, I went to Tsugiake today - man does that place rip...
    I'm off to Myoko Kogen tomorrow should get puuked on there too- report is suggesting up to 11cm/hr!
    Ben and I will be back on the weekend if all goes well then in Hakuba till 16 Feb then two weeks in Hokkaido. Will you be around on the weekend - if the vis is good we should look at Tsugiake!
     
  7. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    pig im back on the weekend so call me if you want to do something. the above mentioned place is best done after 9 in the morning for reason ill explain later. I can also show you stuff at Happo that you would never find on your own.
     
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    No Worries Fatts,

    It's certainly been a good week for the region, with plenty more in the next couple of days. Pink is a good colour!


    [​IMG]
     
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  9. fattwins

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    I dont think I have to work but its a wait and see thing always. Now what uniform to wear???
     
  10. adminvb

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    FT's I need you in a fluro Phenix jacket and skiing salomon 201cm f1's circa 1998. Ya dig?
     
  11. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    I got 223 DH is that good enough
     
  12. Tinkus

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    I got Blizzard 210's 50mm wast 1989 circa but they for here only cant fit em in as Im allready taking two set over.
     
  13. sli1

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    Tinkus, two sets - pffffft. I'm sensing a competitiomn between you and Taxman as to who has the fanciest kit. I'm looking forward to this.

    Seriously though - what are the sets you are taking ? A pair of fats and a corduroy slayer ?
     
  14. Tinkus

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    Well as it looks like they have long open carve terrains as well, ill take my heavy Atomic R11 they 4 years old but do the trick carve wise. :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:
     
  15. vako

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    Tinkus don't forget your pink bandana.
    :p

    By the way I'm starting my exercise programme on piste. Don't want to overdo it.
     
  16. Tinkus

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    Vako, Sli1 has a good idea, RE: Walkies.
    Ill bring em, not sure re the battery on one of them Sli1 but one here its working now. Not that heavy either. Man these truckies (on talky) swear more words then me when Im pissed.
     
  17. vako

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    I'll be easy to find. Just look for me near the food outlets.
     
  18. Tinkus

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    use the tongs vako not your hands next time while your there/
     
  19. fattwins

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    I know you guys have said it before but what days are you coming? when to when?
     
  20. sli1

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    Yeh we should have a list - I'll start

    Sli1 in Hakuba from Feb 13 to Feb 26.
     
  21. sli1

    sli1 One of Us

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    For all BC'ers who wanted to hook up prior to our day on the 14th. How about Echoland Onsen at 8:00pm Feb 13th ?
     
  22. sli1

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    Err, that was assuming of me. An Onsen is OK if we are all male because of segregation stuff. I think it is all males on the 14th ?
     
  23. fattwins

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    mimizuku no yu is nicer as is the hakuba hotel and they are cheaper
     
  24. sli1

    sli1 One of Us

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    Now you answer fattwins ! Which is more central your place, Grove Skala, hote terry sports and panke penke ?
     
  25. Tinkus

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    Tinkus & Vako & Nick in Hakuba from Feb 12th to Feb 21st
     
  26. fattwins

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    my place is smack in the middle right near the olympic road.

    Skala has a good shuttle van service inthe daytime though and the place is nice.

    Terry is nothing special but not bad a bit far

    penke panke is nice but heck is way up in the corner and far from about everything except the lifts

    Remember that hakuba is a town and you have many resorts to choose from so you have to decide if you want to be near everything or near one thing
     
  27. fattwins

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    lets make a drinking date or dinner date for the
    19th sunday
     
  28. Low Pressure Lover

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    not totally sure, will find out on saturday!

    i think its just over an hour from nozawa to nagano city, then a bus from there to hakuba is fastest, & its about an hour apparently.


     
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    insane powder day on sunday in nozawa - actually too much! i got stuck in a valley up to my chest, took over an hour to get out, was pretty horrible actually. couldnt suss out any serious off-piste that day due to vis & the depth, but had a ball on the edges of runs.

    got the place a bit more sussed on monday (mostly blue skies & sun!), there are some serious steep tree runs here! access can be trick though - you generally have to ride a large part of a boring run to get to the good stuff. also crappy access between lifts - a lot of skating & walking on flat sections - its very much a skiiers hill. the previous 2 days huge dumpage had packed down & the moisture was frozen out, so there was a great 20cm layer of dry powder on a soft base.

    the asahiya ryokan is so lovely - the rooms are perfect japanese stlyle, the food is too die for & the top floor onsen is deluxe. the whole town is just cute as can be - it looks like the background for a studio ghibli animation.

    tuesday - warm today, snow started getting gluggy low down & turned to glue throughout the day. big sluffy action in the trees. scoped some more tree runs, which were wicked, & saw a kamoshika! that made my day [​IMG] hit the pipe & terrain park, bothe great fun, fairly intermediate level. heard a huge avalanche! sounded like it was coming from another mountain. spooky though - sounded huge!

    looks like snow tomorrow, certainly need it & some cold to sort out the glue.

    having a ball, its just a very magical place to be, nozawa has so much history & atmosphere it makes niseko look like paramatta [​IMG]
     
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  30. Belly

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    Hello from Hakuba.

    Met up with Powdapig last night and saw some of his amazing photos!! Wow!!! He also went to a temple yesterday afternoon, prolly while it was raining here, and prayed for snow, and boy did it pay off in spades!!!!

    I reckon we have had 30 -40 cm overnight!!! The transformation is amazing but I can't post any pics due to computer probs here but it will be amazing today!!! :woohoo:

    Must go now and get ready to leave :woohoo:
     
  32. fattwins

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    lpl if it dump do the mid station stuff.
     
  33. skimax

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    Thanks for the update whiteman , will be interesting to catch up when you are back to hear all your stories .
    im probably going to do a Hakuba stint when im in Japow net year , as ill be up there for an extended period me hopes .
     
  34. janus

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    not long now [​IMG]
     
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    Looking good today!
    [​IMG]
     
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    I concur...
     
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    Wednesday 8th February 2006, 8:49AM

    Weather conditions: Overcast
    New snowfall: 30 cm (at top of GORYU gondola) 20 cm (in the Valley)
    Snow depth: 340 cm (at top of GORYU gondola) 170 cm (in the Valley)

    A general cooling trend, with light precipitation and overcast skies. After 20 or more wonderful centimeters overnight, expect even more flurries throughout the day. Get ready for more snow over the next few days, and as they say around these parts, get out and ski the pow!

    Avalanche danger MODERATE at or above tree line.

    Avalanche danger MODERATE below tree line

    Continued caution on wind slab and wind deposited slopes under ridges and cornices. South East aspects seem to be the least stable. Watch for loose slides in the new snow.This may be enough to set off windslab underneath.
     
  38. sli1

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    fattwins, I meant which Onsen is central to those hotels as all the guys going BC on Feb 14th are staying in those hotels.

    The dinner/drinks date on Feb 19 was that a invite for all us in hakuba at the time ?
     
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  40. fattwins

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    ah ill post that at lunch then
     
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    Deep pow is definately on again today - a tad heavy but hey pow is pow right. Mostly waist deep upper mtn and chest deep in the loaded areas....

    FT it will continue for a day or two yet.... will be killer conditions when it clears....


    [​IMG]
     
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  42. fattwins

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    who is that?
     
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    Me Ft - I've changed professions.....still puuuking in Hakuba should be another 40-60cm by tomorrow morning. Bottomless tomorrow and I'll be in Myoko.
     
  44. fattwins

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    I think its snowing there too dont worry. You arent a bad skier you were flying on sunday man.
     
  45. fattwins

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    hotel hakuba or mimizuku no yu
     
  46. fattwins

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    Ps you are teaching your pet too well cause that is a nice pic
     
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    Hey Ft,

    Looks like 100cm+ fresh in Myoko from this intensive storm - up to 12cm/hr out there tonight. The yuki is going too be sweet.

    Catch ya on the weekend. Matto's doing alright behing the lens eh!

    Cheers PP!
     
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    gidday fats, having a day off today - really needs to wait until it fills in all the glue & sluffs, plus im enjoying a relaxing day with my daughter - who just had her first ride on a toboggan [​IMG]

    tomorrow is sure to be sweet, with another 20cm plus forecast & some sunshine not far behind it, i`ll be straight to the mid-station spot- cant wait! [​IMG]

     
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  49. fattwins

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    pleae email me where you got stuck
     
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    We'll be in Nozawa on Monday next week for 4 days. Can't wait, it sounds a great place.

    Niseko was pretty nice today. A little new, some heavy fluffy snowfalls this morning helped freshen up places, and this afternoon it cleared, stayed cold and was a lot of fun.

    Hope the forecast is right, as we should get some good falls in next 3 days.
     
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