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Nozawa Onsen / Togari Onsen 19/20

Discussion in 'Japan' started by M_G, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mitchthewitch Hard Yards

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    We're calling into Togari this trip, one reason is the teens want to try yuki chari!
     
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  3. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    They've expanded the area for next season. Bit of tree action happening.
     
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  4. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    I don't know where they will do it ????
     
  5. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    They don't specifically say. But given what's on the new poster I'm presuming the trees off to the side of the usual piste.

     
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  6. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Good luck with that ...... The resort bakes from it's exposure , even on a snowy day it would be sketchy IMO .
     
  7. Neddy

    Neddy Hard Yards

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    Does anyone know if the new Nagasaka gondola towers have gone on over summer?
     
  8. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    They should have .
     
  9. Thommo79

    Thommo79 Hard Yards

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    Ski Hire question..
    This will be our 2nd trip to Nozawa in Jan ‘20. Previous trip we used Nozawa Holidays for lessons and ski hire. Whilst the equipment was good and lessons ok, the whole process was cumbersome.

    This time I was thinking of hiring my boys skis through NOZAWA Sports Thanx which is at the base of the Gondola, very convenient and a fair bit cheaper.

    Has anyone used them before and what is their gear like? Don’t want to find old beat up gear. I’d buy them some of their own but they grow like weeds and the economics don’t quiet work out at the moment.

    Thanks
    Matt
     
  10. Neddy

    Neddy Hard Yards

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    I've used them a few times for myself and friends over the years. Their gear is fine
     
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    Nozawaman A Local

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    Top quality and easy process to swap out if you hire premium line .
     
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    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This
    They are great
     
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  13. SnowOrca

    SnowOrca First Runs

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    Heading to Nozawa 11th-16th Jan as the start of a five week roadtrip.

    JMA seems to be showing higher chances of above average temperatures. What are the general feelings towards the long range forecast, am I crystal ball gazing too early?
     
  14. Neddy

    Neddy Hard Yards

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    Way too early.
    JMA seasonal forecast is not out for winter yet and, even then, it’s just a broad prediction at several months out.
    It’s always good around then (except for 2015/16) so don’t worry
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should be ok. Looks a bit warm on the 13th jan.

    Nothing too much to worry about
     
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    SnowOrca First Runs

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    Thought as much.. this is the 6th trip to Japan and I still get over eager looking at the weather too early!

    Thanks for being the voice of reason.. The weather wouldn't change our plans anyway, so i should just go and enjoy whatever presents itself.
     
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    Nozawaman A Local

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    Yeah but there is a huge dump tracking for about 15th Jan .....
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fire festival..
     
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    SnowOrca First Runs

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    I have experienced this previously and know what you mean.. unfortunately the Mrs hasn't been to Nozawa before and wanted to see it in person.
     
  20. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
     
  21. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Resort has announced opening for 23 Nov.
     
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    galzigbahn Hard Yards

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    Just booked 7 nights Nozawa Country Hotel 9th-16th Feb.
     
  23. ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    did they include any disclaimers?
     
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  24. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. If thete is enough snow
     
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    galzigbahn Hard Yards

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    Just took a second look at my accomodation at Nozawa Country Hotel. There is no mention of drying rooms. I’ve always stored my boots in a drying room overnight on previous ski holidays. Will my boots dry out much in my room or will I need to take my liners out every night?
     
  26. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would expect that building would have a drying room of some sort.
     
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    I've walked past that accom many times, before it was recently reopened/refurbished. It's huge. I reckon they will have a drying room in the basement. Every form of pension/minshuku/hotel I've ever stayed at, in Nozawa, has some form of drying room downstairs. I reckon you will be fine.
     
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  28. fennekeg

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    One of the reviews on booking.com (dated Feb this year) mentions 'no drying room' as one of the downsides.... On the website ( http://www.n3120.co.jp ) there is a link to some photos, one of which shows a small room with skis, but that appears to be the free kids ski rental: Ski rental for children . Perhaps you could place your stuff there as well? There seem to be lockers for skis, but I can imagine stuff won't dry very well in there.
     
  29. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I never leave stuff in a drying room anyway.... Humidity is usually low in winter, so turn the heat up in the room when going for dinner, and it dries ok. (open windows for two minutes later to let the heat out)
    How wet do your boots get? I never have this trouble.
     
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    My boots are OK, but my 18 year olds boots are like a swamp after a hard days skiing..
     
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    I will flick them an email, maybe they have installed a drying room during summer.
     
  32. Donzah

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    Get a USB powered boot dryer.