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Niseko 2013 - Cams/Weather/Reports/etc.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Neslot, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. d15812

    d15812 Guest

    "The Onsen is great and even has floating trays to put your beer in!"

    And with that I'm reminded that I'm in the Niseko thread [​IMG]
     
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  2. PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    hi all, been floating around Niseko for the past few days. Had a great day out of Hanazono G5 on Sunday. As expected we encountered some nasty cracks and holes at mid elevations ~700m or so around Jacksons. Can see how the tragic accidents have happened. They are really very dangerous.

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    The sun came out briefly.

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    We skied Moiwa yesterday. Snow was exceptional, knee to waist deep everywhere, even right below the lift. As per previous years the ski out of the bowl is pretty hairy with the creek exposed. No photos was having to much fun.

    Today was perfect bluebird. The first ive had in four trips here. we skied Chisen, haven been before and really enjoyed it. Some nice interesting terrain and bugger all people. The BC looked awesome but didnt have touring gear.

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    Gopro'ed a couple runs, here is a screen grab.

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    Snowing this afternoon so looking good for the rest of the week. Heading to Kirro tomorrow then Rusutsu on Friday. Thats about it for now, yew!
     
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  3. Silence

    Silence One of Us

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    Keen to hear whether you get the goods in Kiroro!
     
  4. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris One of Us

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    When in Niseko...
     
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  5. Mercyrx3

    Mercyrx3 Hard Yards

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    i was about to post the same. Go out with someone who knows the area. If you don't know anyone (that you trust) Pay someone!
     
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  6. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seriously? Got a photo of a girlfriend's red beanie popping under the door of the white room yesterday. Incredibly sick shot! Unfortunately I don't think it's my place to post it here though.
     
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  7. Bluebear

    Bluebear Hard Yards

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    This is my favourite area "Niton" get your gear on and ride those trees lookers left!!
    You will not regret it..
     
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  8. shred_gnar

    shred_gnar Hard Yards

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    If anyone is looking for a unique and delicious place to have dinner or lunch, I recommend trying Mozart in Izumikyo 2.
    The restaurant and food is European style.
    I had Christmas dinner there last year and tonight I took the missus there for Valentines day, very tasty indeed.
    There's a lovely Japanese couple running the place, so pleasant and friendly. They gave us some fruit and valentines chocolates on the way out.
    I just wanted to let people on here know about this place. They are such lovely people I'd love to be able to bring them more business.
     
  9. blutek

    blutek One of Us

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    Schnitzel, Tyrolean potatoes and a big beer stein?
     
  10. shred_gnar

    shred_gnar Hard Yards

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    yes but only ordered an average size beer [​IMG]
     
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  11. maxdacat

    maxdacat Hard Yards

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    Very sad to leave on Saturday morning. Looked like it was going off! Just not sure my legs could have handled another day of skiing.
     
  12. shred_gnar

    shred_gnar Hard Yards

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    anyone know if they're going to open up mizuno no sawa again this season? its been closed since jan 19th because of a large number of glide cracks.
    about 10 days ago i saw ski patrol had put ropes above the cracks, which gave me the impression maybe they were going to try opening again.
     
  13. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    So what is it this season with the cracks/crevasses? I've been there four times, skied all round the place in and out of bounds, and only had to be wary of the one straight out gate 4. Just lucky or ignorant on my part, or are there a lot more this season?
     
  14. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    More this season by all accounts.
    Weather is a fickle thing.
     
  15. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'd be interested to know if it's something in the way the base was laid down, the pattern of snowfall. Maybe the windy conditions since late January? I dunno. Mayb some of the Niseko regulars could theorise.
     
  16. Mercyrx3

    Mercyrx3 Hard Yards

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    from what i've been told, instead of the normal highish temp early wet falls, they had some early dry dumps which didn't set a good base.
     
  17. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    How good was Monday? Thigh to waist deep in spots by late arvo. Never had anything like it. Do want again.
     
  18. Go Native

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    From my experience they are bigger in years that had big early snowfalls with no rain events. So the base of the snowpack doesn't really set nice and hard.
     
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  19. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    So in November we want it raining and snowing on and off, then puking in December! [​IMG]
     
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  20. bowralzak

    bowralzak Hard Yards

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    Yes this was the greatest day skiing in 35 years of my skiing life. Gate 2 was amazing chest deep. Deepest snow we have ever experienced in resort ever especially up at the top lifts area. You needed powder straps in resort it was that deep! I know spent 20 mins looking for a ski in bowl under hooded triple at the top in waist deep!! We couldn't get enough so stayed out until nearly 7pm cause the conditions were so good. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  21. ausbob

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    Just finishing my first day at work back in Brisbane after 1 week of skiing through knee deep. Hardest day of work I have had to do.
     
  22. Silence

    Silence One of Us

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    Spent some time in Rusutsu + Kiroro over the last few weeks - epic.

    Might get around to doing a TR in the near future but in the mean time:
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  23. Cliffy29

    Cliffy29 First Runs

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    Oh how I miss Niseko!

    Heres a vid I made of 3 newbies crusing around Hirafu and Hanazono.

     
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  24. Cliffy29

    Cliffy29 First Runs

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    And one of my favorite snaps

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  25. blutek

    blutek One of Us

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    Kiroro and Teine for me in 2014 (and Rusutsu as always).
     
  26. Texy

    Texy Hard Yards

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    Didn't get any truely decent footage this year... just stuff out of the resort. Had the camera set on the wrong resolution the whole time too [​IMG]

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/59136986" width="630" height="380" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
     
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