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Nozawa Onsen 2012/13 thread: links, cams, info, etc.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by M_G, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    Good to hear tha he hasnt had any permanent injuries and hopefully he recovers ok
     
  3. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    another first to last lifts day.
    every run was untouched pow.
    think tomorrow might be the same.
     
  4. Pelm1

    Pelm1 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nozawa is good ?
     
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  5. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    when theres snow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_a56jqbmOA

    one of my fun lines.
     
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    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I can see why you're happy. Great line.
     
  7. swallowtailsrock

    swallowtailsrock First Runs

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    Nice line. That skyline area is full of those lines and most people are too timid to go in there

    BTW - do you ride first lifts from hikage side or nagasaka? Not sure if getting the utopia pair up then challenge gets you to that part of the mountain earlier than the hikage gondola
     
  8. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    depends what i want to ride first.
    most of the time nagasaka.
     
  9. gibbsy

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    Timid is fine-It's also an area where plenty of stuff can happen(hitting trees, falling through into the creek at the runout, slides, cliffed out)and a lot of people of varying ability(often low) exercise varying degrees of judgement/risk assessment(often erring on the side of crappy/oblivious). This season in particular it seemed there were a lot of people riding pretty blind through there, and that was in a down snow week, with a pretty unstable snowpack. Once all this new snow hit it seemed only a matter of time before something bad happened(hope that euro guy is alright.) Thank goodness it wasn't an aussie, which woulda been my bet.. Be careful crew!
     
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    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Why is there an s in lisp?
     
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    riding nozawa off piste with no gear is asking for trouble.
     
  12. gibbsy

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    Theres plenty of crew out there literally BEGGING for it.
    (disclaimer- neither an expert or a ripper, but know enough to be careful...)
     
  13. webberchoked

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    couldnt make it to last lifts today. my rear leg gave out.
    still plenty of untouched everywhere if you want it.

    latest on the guy is he is ok. broken bone in leg, and he is undergoing facial surgery for broken face bones. eyes ok.
     
  14. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Saw some d1ckheads under Hikage gondola today even after euro old mate copped it the other day . All I will say is one of them was wearing a black and white checked jacket.
     
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    holy carp, my zimmer frame may not be adequate.
     
  16. webberchoked

    webberchoked Hard Yards

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    no need to call me a [auto-flamin-censor].
     
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  17. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    They all end up in the drainage sooner or later
     
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    Nozawaman A Local

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    What is it ?

    Looks like a duck
    Quacks like a duck
     
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    Pelm1 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw some tracks down there today.. Not a good place to be.
     
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    Nozawaman A Local

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    You can borrow mine !
     
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    oppositelock One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last day in Nozawa today. [​IMG]
    Amazing place, hopefully it stays unspoiled. Some crazy tracks all over the mountain. I hope these clowns start respecting the mountain a bit more before something more tragic happens. I fear it's more a matter of when not if though.
    Good to catch up with FatBoy and Pelm1, nice to put a face to the name. Cheers for the coffee, best in town.
    I will definitely be back next year for a rematch.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like you were.
     
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    riding off piste at nozawa with no gear and even worse no knowledge will catch up with you fast a hard. Those trees slide and slide big. Give yourself a fighting chance by at least knowing a little and carrying the right gear.
     
  24. Nozawaman

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    Apart from the fact the area only went a few days earlier, it's just not cool to be rubbing it in the face of patrol and skiing lines so obvious .
    Anyway we have had 60cms overnight and I am going skiing !!!!!
     
  25. Pelm1

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    A bit snowy today...

    Big flakes falling around noon. Some were about 50 to 60mm easy .....

    Bring it...
     
  26. Pelm1

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    Been puking since 2.30pm...

    Tomorrow should be awesomeness..
     
  27. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just got to Nozawa.Checked in at Gasthof Schi Heil.Sitting relaxing with a cold beer waiting for the big Friday night dump.
    Been for a quick stagger around the village.Amazing place.
     
  28. Nozawaman

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    We have had at least 50cms overnight , so I won't be home this morning !!!!
     
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  29. Pelm1

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    Under the Hikage has started to slide.. the cracks from yesterday will be covered again.. good place to stay away from. It looks like it is going to go, big time.
     
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  30. Pelm1

    Pelm1 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This happens on a Saturday morning...



    [​IMG]


    The groomers drag it back up the hill, minus the drivers side front track


    [​IMG]

    By Sunday arvo... Japanese extreme mechanics are on the job... The weather is not the best for working on a van.

    [​IMG]

    I want one of these.

    [​IMG]

    Only in Japan...
     
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    dr80 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    great post Pelm 1
    beautifully sums up many of the things I love about Japan [​IMG]
     
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    A simple case of attaching a (super dooper) snowboard to where the track was.. and away we go.. They are taking it to a workshop somewhere for a full going over..

    Got snow.. hell yeah.......................

    [​IMG]
     
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    dr80 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    very serious snow by the looks of it!
     
  34. gibbsy

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    Have resisted looking at forecast and snow levels or even thinking about Nozawa for days now, partly because I know its dumping and I am INSANE WITH A CASE OF THE 'WHY AM I NOT THERES'. A capital case of...... enjoy folks, hope the beast gets sorted FB before you all starve or miss flights (although missing a flight home could work fine too)
     
  35. hotsaki

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    Just got home to Darwin ,its 1.30AM.Wife upset I havent gone to bed.Thought it better to crack a cold one and check the forum.I caught up with FB and Pelm1 and checked out the damaged van and skidoo.No wonder, there is too much snow.(Same at Myoko)Stay away if you dont like deep powder.
    Tomorrow I start planning next years trip.Goodnight.Oh by the way got stung $100 by JAL for my skibag.I tore up an extra $100 just for the hell of it!
     
  36. Incider

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    Hotsaki - did I meet you in the Foot Bar on Sunday night and again Monday morning in the village when were carting our gear down the hill?
     
  37. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think so.Your partner had a Sth American accent and was loving the Takoyaki?
     
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  38. Incider

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    That was us! Good to put a face to the name.

    Now only 355 days until the next trip....
     
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    Just saw this vid posted on my fb.



    Pretty sure this is in the upper Nagasaka valley, skiiers right off skyline.

    Scary....
     
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  40. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    O.O.B? Thus not marked?
     
  41. Toto Warmlet

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    Yeah,seems was one of those unmarked invisible holes. Seriously, that guy should buy many lotto tickets.
    The stuff people say and do under stress. Rescued the board first, maybe it had sentimental value. Got the dude out so that great, but maybe they should have sought help.
    Great theatre at least.
     
  42. Tanuki

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    Seemed more concerned with filming it. What me cynical
     
  43. BobGnarly

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    Nothing like some armchair experts passing judgement from the comfort of their lounge room is there!

    If he didnt pass the board up first how would they have got the thing out afterwards?

    The dude did great and saved his mate and you guys just want to act like big guns on the net.
     
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    Gees! Pretty lucky from the looks of it!
     
  45. mick chopps

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    Seriously, all his mates bar one rode off on him and had no idea.
     
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    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought that too.
     
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    I wasn't passing particular judgement. It's quite fascinating. The guy could have died and they made a little production out of it.(Surely it wasn't staged)...dialogue, action, suspense. Then there is the ever present POV.
    Anyway, what is the risk of one of these holes collapsing?
    I'd of happily walked home after getting out of there. Suppose would have thought about the board at some stage.
    Might stay inbounds this year thanks FB!
     
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    That video makes me kinda mad and sad to be honest.
    Stupid frikken go-pros...
    The riding style looks so frikken wack cause the arm is out like a no ball signal.

    For sure he was lucky, but lemming as.
     
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    Only a matter of time .
     
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    Bob, I was actually trying to be bit circumspect bc i don't know all the details. I remember many time looking of the skiers right on skyline and contemplating heading down there - but I didn't bc i didn't know the terrain, the conditions or even the way out. Caution is the word.

    But I was also making an observation on the obsessive narcissisms involve with using Go Pros – if you watch the vid again the dude spends as much time adjusting and re adjusting the pole as he does executing the rescue (granted the guy in the whole appeared safe)
    My questions still remains though – was it O.O.B? If so, it looks like they had no gear at all
     
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