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Shiga Kogen 2019/2020

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Hyst, Oct 13, 2019.

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  1. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Greg wanted to be the only gaijin in the village but not so
     
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    Gawd I am short enough as it is let alone with half my calves cut off....
     
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    looking great! Do you find you flip to Tele more often as the fresh deepens. I guess that’s what I do. Less rewarding on firm though.

    enjoy. (V jealous!) (;-)
     
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    That not @almontyrat , that me!!
     
  5. snowgum

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    Of course it is when she took the pic?

    Either way it looks great - nice turns in soft - & you must be rapt sandy abt the latter part of season at Shiga.

    You definitely convinced me (most of forum) that for Central Honshu skiing its the ‘safe’ place to spend most of the holiday - even if not having bright lights of Hakuba!

    I’ll take fresh POW over bright lights & beer any day. Esp. For future trip #2. (;-)
     
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    I am really sorry to say that I have to cut my trip short by 6 days as the government has said all aussies should return home ASAP. I have changed my flights to this Thursday so have one last ski day tomorrow.

    On a lighter note, I hired some big fat skis and had a tele in powder lesson today from the lovely Robel. He videoed me actually not falling over (I only did so once actually) doing some tentative teles in the powder. I have to get lots more extension and flexion going but its a start...
     

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    How can the Govt enforce that??
     
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    Where is that? I don't recognise it.
     
  9. Sandy

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    Ok, here it is:
    "This is not a mandate, it is simply advice from DFAT. Coming home remains voluntary."
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03...9-australia-latest-news-live-updates/12061250
     
  10. hotsaki

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    I think the government is more concerned with being able to get back from some of the 3rd world countries.I may be wrong but I would think you would be fine getting back from Japan.
     
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    I guess I am worried with how quickly things are moving that they may close the borders, the wording sort of intimated that coming home now was advised as you might not be able too soon, anyway too late now I have changed the booking.
     
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    Right behind hotel Japan shiga where you stayed. cut across from the middle pair lift to the cat track then drop in skiers right of the first groomed run. It comes out on a cat track back to family.
     
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    This is my understanding too. They may be about to close the borders.
     
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    Very sorry to hear about that - thank you very much for reporting.:(:thumbs:
    Good you have great last days.
     
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    IMHO Japanese don’t go out when ill and would actually self-isolate if told to do so. This may have reduced community spread drastically or it could be lack of testing
     
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    I mentioned in the COVID thread, which I will repeat here, but please don't post COVID data in the Shiga Kogen thread (the data is also 10 -14 days out of date.)
    I think the relative control of COVID in Japan has to do with a few factors: Wearing of face masks is a normal practice in Japan, and a higher percentage will wear them. Even if they are only 50% effective (for example), if an infected person and a non infected person are using face masks, it provides two barriers which numerically increases the effectiveness to 75%, but practically speaking, perhaps even more.
    Japanese people tend to comply with "directives", which included work from home, close schools, etc.
    There's bowing, not shaking hands or cheek kissing.
     
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    No actually, in my experience, it's the opposite. There's no sick leave in Japan, so a lot of workers go to work sick, wearing face masks. However, right now, they would and are self isolating when told to do so.
     
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    In case anyone interested Yokoteyama has a deal for weekday hotel + food + lift ticket https://yokoteyama2307.com/news/7848/ just booked two days for next week 2 adults and 2 kids was only 44000 yen. Need to speak some Japanese to make booking

    There are few resorts that do this, Ryuoo also has a similar thing, you specify plan and they allocate hotel https://www.ryuoo.com/snow/booking/
     
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    Maybe this is the end. (Sandy?)

    Thank you for Shiga Kogen 2019/20 - hope you found it useful.
     
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    Getting too warm now!!!!!!
     
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    Rain early Saturday night was a depressing sound but woke up to 30cm+ of fresh wettish snow Sunday morning. It then snowed lightly through till around 2pm. Winds very light all day but low cloud cover didn't help viz much.

    It's pretty quiet on the slopes, but key runs got well tracked-out by 10am, alas...

    Weather forecasts for the next few days are for near/at/below zero and the snow remains deep. Maybe other small snow blats in time for the weekend! Plus you get near-guaranteed isolation on the slopes...
     
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    So who is tracking it out?You?
     
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    The very lovely @Sandy has put a few vidoes of me up on youtube if anyone would care to watch a gumby telemarker. The first was first tracks at Ichinose Diamond on 10cms of fresh. The second was later that days as it continued to snow below the secret quad at Ichinose Yamanokami.

     
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    That looked like a lovely morning! Of all the all the ways to come down a mountain Tele is the most beautiful!
     
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    Finally getting around to editing up our trip videos. Here’s the first episode of our ski portion, this is the Yakebitaiyama area video
     
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    That video will be priceless in the years as the kids get older, with their first experience skiing powder!!!! :D
     
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    Sandy, thats my primary reason for making them. While I'm happy to share so people can see what these places are like, they are a living memory book for my kids.

    I'll have the all mountain one done in a few days. I'm working through my trip sequentially.
     
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    Loved it.Looking forward to the next one.Will get me through to next season.I hope!!!
     
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    Here's the all mountain part.

    All was filmed on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8. Proud of the way my 6yr old took to the snow.
     
  31. Hyst

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    Nice to look back both at children of that age and at Shiga Kogen.
    :thumbs:
     
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