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The big Hakuba thread 2017/2018 - trip planning, trip reports, general musings about fried chicken

Discussion in 'Japan' started by smackies, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Lucky Pete

    Lucky Pete One of Us

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    Will you have a complete touring set up including avie equipment? Will be plenty of corn touring over March by the looks of it.
     
  2. Carebearbarry

    Carebearbarry First Runs

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    I have them, just contemplating is it worth bringing, if snow conditions are poor, just do more on-piste ? i heard the weather has been rather warm compared to previous years
     
  3. Lucky Pete

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    It sure does feel like spring at the moment...
     
  4. Carebearbarry

    Carebearbarry First Runs

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    You recommend worth going in the week of March 11?
     
  5. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    As I learnt this year and as a lot of the Japan knowledge folk have said multiple times, anything heading towards the 2nd half of Feb and beyond can be risk especially on Honshu. You could get lucky or you could get unlucky.
     
  6. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    IMO march 11 will be better than feb 27
     
  7. Sandy

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

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    You realise you are posting in the 2017/2018 thread?
    Less coverage and answers here.
     
  8. Joe

    Joe The Precarious Commoner Ski Pass: Gold

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    no
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So I have a request if anyone can help me. When I went to Hakuba 9 yrs ago I got some snowflake die cut stickers the were of the alphabet. Ie one snowflake, one letter. I have never seen the anywhere else. I would be externally grateful if someone came across them and could message me for the letters I seek.
     
  10. Lucky Pete

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    Ironically this year it is much better :)
     
  11. Carebearbarry

    Carebearbarry First Runs

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    Just returned from ski trip in Hakuba, of the 5 days skiing there, i literally had 4 days of snow fall, with one of the nights getting over 20cm of new snow at the base level. Went to Happo, tsuigke kogen, iwatake, and Hakuba47/Goryu, all had very nice conditions, powdery the first day with nice groomers the day after, so definitely wouldn't rule of March skiing if you have limited options.
     
  12. Lucky Pete

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    Bluebird pow day here today! Good times :)
     
  13. nanami_JS

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    very lucky!
     
  14. Team Weasel

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  15. smackies

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    Norikura-dake?
     
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  16. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Shouldn't this all be going in the 18/19 thread?
     
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  17. TJ

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    Probably but may as well keep the ball rolling. Yesterday was a cracking day.
     
  18. Lucky Pete

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    Thats a worry, where those skiers caught in the avie?