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Hakuba -2012 thread links and stuff

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Donza, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Donza

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    boom flakes
     
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  2. smackies

    smackies A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Love the second shot.
     
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    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. Donza

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    still happy about busing in weather like that?
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  5. smackies

    smackies A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nooooooo.

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  6. seekingpow

    seekingpow One of Us

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    Man I hope it keeps up in Nagano/Niigata like this in feb. certainly will have a nice base
     
  7. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was a lot of work going on in that area in the second shot during summer. They only just got it finished prior to the first snows. Maybe they installed some in-road sprinklers to disperse the snow looking at that pic.

    Already a really good base in Myoko/Nozawa SP. Hakuba is catching up now I think. Been a bit of an odd start there.
     
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    I'm greedy mg. I want the pow on top [​IMG]
     
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  9. Morino

    Morino Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    NHK were forecasting 80cm tonight across the White Triangle. Will be awesome skiing in the morning. Extended forecast is for snow continuing up to at least Saturday.
     
  12. Donza

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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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  14. scottik187

    scottik187 Hard Yards

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    Loving it - only 18 days until I am there.
     
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    Back at the desk today in Yokohama after a great 5 days in Huks... Snow DTs have already kicked in, made worse by a mate who thought it would be funny to call this morning as he rolled into the Cortina car park - only a lazy 55cms fell overnight there from what I read, should be all time this morning.

    9 more days till the next weekend warrior trip, 3 days in Myoko. Going to be a long wait with current conditions....
     
  16. smitty484

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    Cortina top lifts aren't open today apparently.
     
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    That makes it a bit easier to take. They shut them down Monday too, after about an hour.
     
  18. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha although it will be all time when they open, if you're mate is still there in the next day or two. [​IMG]
     
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  19. seekingpow

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  20. Donza

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  21. Donza

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    I wonder how Charmant Is?
     
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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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  24. Donza

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    Check this

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    wow

    thats yesterday..

    btw looks iike the quad there is stopped...however the double double looks like running
     
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  25. seekingpow

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    I might have to find a way to get to this place while in myoko.
    MG, hazard a guess if this would be possible?
     
  26. damian

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    If you want to track Chamant's weather obs with reliable data, look no further than here: http://nadare.jp/teiten2X/index7.html

    They take two daily readings. Snow fall every 24 hours is the the column that starts with "24" and ends in "cm".

    There is also one for Hakuba, though they can be a little slow with putting the data online. The station is down near Echoland, so it gives a low valley indication of what is happening: http://nadare.jp/teiten2X/index3.html
     
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  27. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm driving there. mwhaha [​IMG]
     
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  28. Donza

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    gyrocopter followed by hovercraft
     
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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's possible via public transport SP but painful. Train to Naoetsu, train to Nou, bus or taxi to Charmant.

    You'll really need a car. Journey would probably take less than 90 minutes. The ideal way to do it is for those transiting between Myoko and Hakuba. You can go via the coast and have a day in Charmant along the way.

    Or just get Smitty to pick you up... [​IMG]

    Donza, I would've thought one of those powered hang gliders would be the go.

    Edit: Like that Charmant blog Donza. Predicting 100cm in 24 hours [​IMG]
     
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    Pop by akakura onsen? [​IMG]
     
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  31. Donza

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    The elusive Norikura snow ninja was spotted outside of his natural enviroment..

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yebisu me up
     
  33. damian

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    Which blog. Who is predicting?

    edit: Understood now. The blog on the previous page. Donna posted it, not me [​IMG]
     
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    Epic day today, nearly drowned, no shiiit! Scary stuff!
     
  35. Donza

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    land and sea snorkel set needed
     
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    cummon timmy - pics!!!!
     
  37. Morino

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    No pics but how about a video! - http://vimeo.com/34701110

    Last few days have been epic. The 5th was deep all over the mountains with the runs from the day before sporting deep powder again the next morning.

    Cortina was closed due to too much snow but opened its top lift for the 6th with 55cm of fresh lying in wait. The sun came out and made it even better.

    Last night we got another 20-30cm at the snowy end of the valley on top of the settled metre or so from the last few days. The combination of the settled fast and springy underlayer with 30cm of fresh on top was just perfect.

    Got to dust my go pro off. Using my little handcam which doesn't have good quality...
     
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    [​IMG] at too much snow!!

    thanks Tim looking forwards to some more
     
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    Charmant leading the pack as usual. Seki onsen not too far behind. Cortina is the dark horse.
     
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    For those traveling to Japan, Hakuba now has a detailed and valuable Avalanche Bulletin. This is fantastic for the town, and generally for Japan's progress in the area of public avalanche safety. It is really setting the standard.

    The summary information can be found here. The detailed report can be found by clicking on the summary heading and text, or the link that says "more here" (in Japanese).

    I understand that the bulletin will be available a minimum of three days a week - the weekends, midweek, and also public holidays. Starting soon, the bulletins will also be available in English. Anyone heading into the side country or backcountry should check this report. With future support, hopefully the bulletin will be available on every day of the week.

    The bulletin is prepared by the Japan Avalanche Network, and is based on the Canadian Avalanche Association model. JAN and the CAA have been in partnership for 10 years, but unlike the CAA, JAN receives no government funding and has no sponsorship.

    The Canadian model really is world best practice when it comes to avalanche bulletins. It provides both a Danger Rating for various altitude bands and also lists the type of avalanche problems currently applicable to the snowpack (all avalanches are not equal). For each avalanche problem, it then provides the likelihood of triggering, the likely size of the avalanches, the aspect and the specific elevation band.

    There is also a written travel advisory and summary of the snow pack, weather and recent avalanche activity. This is well beyond what has ever been available before anywhere else in the country.

    (More info on Danger Ratings here )
     
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    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Top news Damian. This is a great initiative by the people there. [​IMG] Just have to hope people will bother reading it.

    Looking a big gnarly higher up at present.


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    12daysof riding Powder now im back to the real world. Work work work and weekend fun Must stop working.
    Lee has been doing quite a bit of stuff actually around Happo. I skied awesome pow down a south ridge to
    for one of the longest pow runs of the season.
     
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    So... at which Hakuba establishment will I be able to catch the tail end of the Hottest 100 on Australia Day?

    I guess the snag + Fosters combo is also inevitable. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm there !!!