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Japan Roll Call part 2

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Ian D, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ditto! Need a change....Happo One any one??
     
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  2. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    What is your budget per night?

    Do you want to stay near happo or near goryu?
     
  3. Steve G

    Steve G First Runs

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    same here, 2 trips to niseko and this feb ill be hakuba riding 47/goryu for 10 days [​IMG]

    and im too poor to fly to hokaido
     
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  4. anzu

    anzu First Runs

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    Pension Belnina in Hakuba/Echo Land.Speak to Yutaka and tell him that sean sent you.
     
  5. Tinkus

    Tinkus First Runs

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    Anzu ill look it up thanks.
     
  6. Tinkus

    Tinkus First Runs

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    Fattwins, I can pay for a Hotel as we aren’t backpackers if you know what I mean, but I prefer the pension thingy as I’ve done it on the last two visits and its great. We are in our late 30's and have the money but prefer the Atmosphere of a nice Japanese Style accommodation.

    And near Happo, as that seems to be the place to ski for vertical.

    PS Is the 7 mountain pass a good thing or is it over priced.

    "Hakuba 7 pistes common pass---Works for Sun-Alpina Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba47, Happo-one, Iwatake, Hakuba high land, Hakuba Minekata. Using one in a consective 2 days and in a piste above per day are necessary."


    Regards

    Geoff.
     
  7. strider.

    strider. First Runs

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    pe-ri-shi-er bl-ue is a good place to go in japan.
     
  8. kidporsche

    kidporsche First Runs

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    The Happy7 pass is more expensive than buying a 2 day pass at any individual resort, but less expensive than buying a single day at two diff resorts. You may have trouble using a credit card to buy a happy7 pass, but Happo, Goryu and 47 take cards for their normal passes.
     
  9. me tun

    me tun Part of the Furniture

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  10. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    No idea...what are the pros and cons. I am clueless to any non Niseko skiing but am willing to learn
     
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  11. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    pros and cons, big pro+con for hakuba is its size. to enjoy the place you really need to be mobile. the taxi service is quite good and if you stuff 4 in a cab it doesnt hurt that much.

    Goryu has a bar called tracks and on the weekends it can get moving. Goryu\47 terrain is nice but its what you dont see that is best about it. Patrol can get angry if you ski the wrong spots.

    Happo has a more compact base and if you like inbounds alpine terrain it has the most. also great offpiste and trees you just need to know where to look. dont drop in unless you understand where the exit is. even i have had to climb out of places, but I like to do it just for the explore factor.

    Happo is easir to base outta of if you are carless and not a backpacker.