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Trip Report Niseko in March - a few pics

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Mufts, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last minute trip to do some work to the house and ski (obviously).
    First time travelling this late in the season, and while it wasn't the epic Jan conditions I'm accustomed to, the lack of crowds and few blue bird days made up for it! And still plenty of the good stuff.
    Great to see Niseko now a true international resort, I met more Europeans and North Americans than Australians, with the bogan crowd from all reports moved on to other locations. Yay. Lots of development, new great places etc.

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  2. Mike Pow

    Mike Pow One of Us

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    Yep.

    Most of the Bogans in Hakuba.

    Hakuba now Unhakuba by all accounts.
     
  3. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bogans can't afford Niseko these days.

    Cracking shots! What a lovely place it is indeed.
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bogans been in hakuba for ages
    Seasonal staff are now bogans as well
    *but they are spread out
     
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  5. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You’re always gonna get that with Seasonal Staff if you’re taking mass WHV people.

    If you’re prepared to sponsor the same crew back each season, then the Bogan behaviour vanishes because the staff take a personal ownership of their town and keeping it nice and friendly.