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The big Myoko/Madarao/Arai thread - 2017/18

Discussion in 'Japan' started by M_G, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Enjoyed skiing and beers with you Rod.
    Was a great week there at Madarao.
    Now for your Touring and back country rig !
     
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  2. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lotte Arai promo video has just been released

     
  3. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice to see a promo video without loads of whooping snowboarders :p
    I didnt realise they had zip lining!
     
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  4. ratherb@thesnow

    ratherb@thesnow Hard Yards

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    Some drone footage we grabbed on a recent trip to the Myoko area - 4 Feb 2018

     
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  5. ratherb@thesnow

    ratherb@thesnow Hard Yards

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    Anyone know of any self contained house accommodation for up to ten people in the Myoko area for Dec/Jan 2018? Google not really finding anything
     
  6. Tennex

    Tennex Hard Yards

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    Planning a trip next year?
     
  7. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not at this stage and not very likely unfortunately......
    Year after tho we have pencilled in trip with the respective Daughters who have all grown up and skiid together since day dot.
    Plenty on the radar for the winter back home tho , a full week or so plus Interschools & every second weekend standard programming.
    Back and side country dinking included as you can imagine ;)
     
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  8. mannyk

    mannyk One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    fantastic,,
     
  9. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice vid but, ahem, it's illegal to fly over the resorts without permission.
     
  10. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    Here's three at Madarao. http://whiterab.com/e/
     
  11. ratherb@thesnow

    ratherb@thesnow Hard Yards

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    Maybe, was only able to identify Madarao Kogan as a restricted area (permission required) prior to flying
     

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  12. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    An email to check will do the trick.
     
  13. Drewboy

    Drewboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just back home already missing this.
     
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  14. ratherb@thesnow

    ratherb@thesnow Hard Yards

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    any recommendations for car hire in either Nagano or Myoko? after a 8 seater for 10 days
     
  15. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  16. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are car hire places at the shinkansen stations. So you are looking at Nagano, Iiyama or Joetsu. Joetsu is the easiset and maybe shortest to Akakura , which is where I assume you mean by Myoko. Look at tocoo. But I googled car hire in Niigata a while ago and got another website that gave good deals. Cannot remember who it was but it was not Tocoo. It was for pick up from Niigata airport but also gave shinkansen stations as options.

    book 4wd but as many have learnt booking, even way in advance, does not mean you will get. Be prepared to buy chains. Unless you are going on really remote roads or traveling in the wee hours that will be fine. We had someone unable to get to Madarao via Tangram in a 4wd but it was at midnight in a blizzard. They got through at 7am the next morning, after the roads had been cleared.
     
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  17. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't say I blame her for staying there.
     
  18. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rentalcars.com (affiliate of booking.com) seems to be pushing into Japan with some good deals.

    Random search at JM Station in January



    Whereas a search in Nagano came up with better/more options inc. an El Grande for only $150 extra.
     
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