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Discussion in 'Japan' started by trappers, Jan 12, 2020.
Fixed. Our names are on that wall somewhere.
You bought skis!?!?
Is laughing at the customer the new black?
I was laughing at @CarveMan
Think he’s suffering baby brain
These are the boys' first skis
They do about 5 weeks a year so it was a no brainer really and made Xmas presents easy!
They love them and it's hard to find wide twin tips for hire
The less time I spend in ski rental shops the better!
Fantastic investment IMHO
Always put our kids on their own gear.
It turned us from ski holidayers into a snow chasing family.
Was just saying today that I credit our snow addiction for my improving physical health (I fought for it), our fabulous relationship with our now adult sons (common interest to form friendship beyond parent/child) and consolidating my marriage (a shared passion reignited fires to keep the romance alive).
easier for us because “snowboards” but good on you for investing in family time and quality equipment for your kids.
Great post LMB
Interesting comment on your health
By November last year I thought I was entering the early death zone
Stress work yada yada
I got into a pre ski fitness regime(when I started I could hardly do a standard squat-shameful)and even 10 days into this trip I feel about 10 years younger and healthier despite wrangling 2 kids solo(actually I think that helps in a way)
Awesome great to see them getting a good workout!
Looks like we got about a boots depth watching old mate walking around down below
The 'animated tree'. I had to check out what it was all about. I shouldn't have!
Does that thing go 24x7? It might be fun for tiny tots 5 mins a day. But beyond that, you'd be running for the hills!
The quirky Rusustu is awesome. I don't quite know how but it all just works.
You missed the Daniel street mechatronic Dixie band!!
And no, it doesn’t really “work”. Yes it is bizarre and that is kind of cool but it is also kind of creepy in a shining horror movie kind of way too. Even the kids seem a little creeped out by it
Fantastic night at captain bar last night with some British towies going a little crazy and a bunch of Melbourne’s leading anaesthetists and trauma surgeons letting their hair (and other things!) down. Lots of darts and laughs!
At least 10cm on the ground this morning. Photos later, skiing now.
I only bought them because you were selling them
Was disappointed when I realised you don't carry Volkl
Live from the slopes
Where is everyone?
Well not there because the snow was deceptively crap. Very icy underneath. That was west side.
I’m now on east side and snow is much better. Excellent on the groomers, packed fresh. Off piste still not great. A cover of about 10cm of powder is just covering the hard crud underneath
Hope you are still there Sunday / Monday mate..
Help is on the way... 30 - 50cm in that at least IMO
From memory it has an optical sensor that triggers when close to it.
Thanks Perfect given that the video went for just 10 secs. Enough to find out what it was, but not too much waste of my life
Unfortunately leaving tomorrow morning!! Doh!
gotta laugh and that will be great for everyone else. I can tell how good this resort would be in a good snow year! (Just don’t stay at Rusutsu resort hotel!!)
Heading there Sunday
Glad we're potentially bringing the snow
This is what we do
32 km today, good day the fresh snow helped but it got icy later in the day. Unfortunately true whiteout conditions at the top made it quite difficult to ski well with no definition. lots of punter accidents on the intermediate and black runs as a result.
I really do hope they get 50cm of fresh, while they probably need 1m more to cover all the bamboo, 50 cm will definitely help significantly! am very jealous of you @MisterMxyzptlk !some photos and maybe videos later.
Guide to when to come to Japan for snow:
Next year @trappers
Sounds like Australian skiing!
Yeah, that sums it up pretty good, we did find some nice places in the trees, was much better down lower, here for another 8 days so hopefully it gets a bit more, the main thing is to have fun
Pity we missed you Traps
Looking forward to the skanky Rusutsu Resort hotel and the Myers Christmas window reject animatronics
Thinking Whistler next year ... Come join, another conf there in 2021 apparently ... I'm sure you can pretend to be an aneathatist for a while like I do without damaging yourself too much
THink this could quite possibly be my favourite photo from this Japanese trip - Thanks @Sandy!
The Nakano Fujiya Camera junk shop
I think even anaesthetists pretend to be anaesthetists most of the time
Just thought I'd point this out.. the egg yolk in that isn't really egg yolk
Except when they're the anaesthetised on a few wines.
Stunning blue sky day today and snow great on the groomers apparently from a mate leaving later in day and skiing. Sad to be leaving! While the hotel is shit, the only exception being the onsen... that was awesome! , the resort itself was good fun all be it small. The little food places are fun and pretty good food. Would have been nice to have more bar options though. We did try the hotel bar with the cover charge and while it looked nice it was quite Smokey when we went and the Ac didn’t clear it well.
Staying in Narita tonight ahead of a morning flight home tomorrow!
Amazing drive back to CTS!
Safe travels Trappers
I enjoyed your report.
So sorry I wasn’t able to get over to Rusutsu this week, would’ve been great to have a slide together.
Next time mamma bear!!
Yeah crap vis today
Love those coated tree branches.
Also lurve the ones that look like cotton fields.
What's the go with Breakfast at this 1980's Love Boat on Snow?
Just had great meal over the road from the Mono Rail station, not sure of the name but I’ll put up Pic,
“Mr Golden” had a good day today only missing 4 runs 2 of those were because chair was too bloody busy! Other 2 because his bus departed at 3!