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Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

Discussion in 'Japan' started by gsuttor, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. ausi ski bum

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When


    Yep, Next Week
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    me +3 in niseko @ grandpapa from Feb 16 to 23

    can't wait!!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Feb 16 - 23 is definitely looking like a mini sic with at least 9 snoinfoers so far booked.

    Mini SIC thread to be started shortly [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Would have been good but arrive Hakuba 18th Jan
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Count me in with son and maybe daughter????
     
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  6. scottski

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    If any of you are around Madarao, I will be there with my 12 year old daughter from the 7th January. She will be competing in the Japaese Continental Cup open moguls on the 13th and 14th, so come and wave the flag if your there.

    She is skiing for the Toyama ski team and Australia of course. Not expected to win but it will be a lot of fun.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Me, Hakuba, late Feb-early March. I hope to shred quite a sizable amount of gnar.
     
  8. BlueHue

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Hakuba late January now confirmed for me [​IMG]
     
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  9. Tonester

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Hey scottski...she didn't train in the mogul group out of the PB Winter Sports Club by any chance??

    BTW, where is Madarao and who/what/where is Toyama??
     
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  10. scottski

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Hi Tonester, Yes both my girls ski in the squad at PB. Sadly they are both better skiers than me now. The younger one makes a point of letting me know.

    Madarao is near Nagano, In Toyama we are skiing Gokurakuzaka. This is over on the west coast.

    It probably would have been easier to go on some arranged tour, we have jumped in the deep end and are going to some not so main stream resorts. Should be fun
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Bazmo, BlueHue, have you got any definate dates to add to the frontpage list?
     
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    Niseko
    17 Feb-23 Feb
    Niseko Park Hotel
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    The dates I will be in Hakuba will be 26-28 Jan, and 22-28 Feb.
    And probably sometime in March.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Hey Scottski, Do you have any links to a Madarao site or map?

    I will be in Hakuba on those dates with Misses 11 & 13, with a vehicle but I've had a quick look on SnowJapan but can't find any link to Madarao.
     
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    And all Season elsewhere? Various Trips? or any more definate dates and places? [​IMG] just so I got definate dates to your name on the list as you are a popular man! [​IMG]
     
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  16. Tonester

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Did you do a lot of course official stuff on the top of Toppas?? If so then I think we've had a ski together. We have common acquaintances.

    How on earth did you manage to get your girls to ski on the Toyama team????

    And what made you choose that part of the wold to ski in? Not going to somewhere like Hirafu, I can understand but Gokurakuzaka FFS???
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    All season is not strictly correct. I'm in Japan for about 3 years+, so it looks like Naeba/Kagura 19-20th Jan, Shiga Kogen most probably 9-11th Feb. Gala Yuzawa 26th December. I would still like to get to Nozawa Onsen, but it may end up being mid March.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    I stayed there, have you got a Western or traditonal room ?
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Niseko may cop some rain around Xmas, but looking like a HUGE dump of snow around New Years Eve !!!
     
  20. Addict

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    AndDee I hope you're right! What is your source for this forecast?
     
  21. BlueHue

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Jan 20th to Jan 30th.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Good one guys... was making my list untidy! [​IMG]

    Now... missing some dates on...

    SnowBenny
    SnowYeti
    FallsFreeRider
    twoheads
    50 Fresh

    Good to see people are using the list as planned, to recognise the potential ski days or MiniSIC's etc.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    gsuttor, I must say, you've done a very nice job!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Try these,
    http://www.madarao.co.jp/
    http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish...rd%2findex.html

    The resort is a 20 min bus trip from Nagano Rail station. It is called " Uneveness Field " in a lot of the names at the resort, probably because of the Uneveness of the field we will ski on.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Little bit of snow on the weekend forecast for Niseko and at this stage a HUGE DUMP around New Years!!!
     
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    Niseko 12th to 20th to start with then off to Tokyo for a bit.
    Staying at Koropokkuro.
     
  28. gsuttor

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Would that be Feb Charles? I'll put Feb as you hinted to this in the airline strike thread.
     
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    Ops.. Yup February it is. Things should be good by then though.
    I hope.
     
  30. gsuttor

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    Haken should be back from his trip and Toto soon...

    I'm keen to see some pics and reports (I know there has been a few coming on during the weeks)

    23 days and counting for me [​IMG]
     
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    26-2 = 24

    omg 24 days for me to go. its coming up fast.
     
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    Hey Freddy, what are your actual arrival/departure dates so I can put it on the list rather than simply "all feb", I gather from that comment you arrive (or leave?) on the 26th Jan.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Arrive Niseko 3rd Feb,
    Arrive Furano Feb 10th
    Depart Feb 16th
     
  34. freddy

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    sorry dood.
    january 26 - march 2

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just got my itinerary and it makes everything seem so close now! Snow on it's way, should be JUST RIGHT in 3 weeks. [​IMG]
     
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    Me, wife, 2 mates and one partner.

    19th -26th of Jan (Hakuba - Whitehorse hotel)

    30th of Jan - 6th of Feb (Niseko - Setsumon) - Just Wife and I.

    12 dtg.....bring it on.
     
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    Off tomorrow for a couple of pre-snow days then just over two weeks (12th - 28th) in Niseko [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Bump... cause I can.

    9 days and counting... [​IMG]

    Looks like a LOT of moisture on the models for 22-23rd, hopefully a nice big dump before I get there.
     
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    Seeing all this snow lately is seriously killing me now! I have done stuff all work all week! Just picked up all our travel doc's today... 14 DTG.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    same here katso - doing my head in

    i leave 28 days from today - but wont get to hakuba till the 18th of feb
     
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    eight sleeps to go.
    I am starting to get butterflies.. oooh aaahh...
     
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    Shiga Kogen 29th Jan - 4th Feb (Sun Valley Resort) then Hakuba 5th Feb - 12th Feb (Braze Club).
    Both Mrs Bump and i are keen to meet up with others and I am especially keen for a guided BC excursion.
     
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    my trip payed up today , first time in japan , 24th feb - 2nd mar
    serenity apartments niseko, was last minute booking , has anyone stayed there and whats it like, as in close to everything, might see ya there
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Leave at tomorrow morning for 4 nights in niseko and then 4 nights in rusutsu.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Just got here [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    How does one concentrate on work the day before a ski trip... the answer is one does NOT! as his eyes are glued to webcams and his browser stuck on the reports [​IMG]
     
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    two sleeps to go...

    I am wired...
     
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    Heck, I can't concentrate from around 30 days before I leave [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Today is going so slllloooooooowwww..... [​IMG]
    C'mon.... C'mon you stoopid clock! [​IMG]
     
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    Finally... home, taxi booked, bags packed... sleep then [​IMG]
     
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