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Resource The big Myoko/Madarao/Arai thread - 2019/20 & 2020/21

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

  1. M_G

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    Might not see the cars in a couple of days!
     
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    You can see the handle of the shovel hanging on the wall in the shed. It is quite high. So imagine arriving with the cars buried, having no shovel and needing to get to the front door to get to the snow blower and being able to see that shovel.
     
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    Nothing worse than your first arrival at Chalet Myoko that winter I'd guess. :eek:o_O
     
  4. M_G

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    And I've only just realised now why many local local owners build a hut at the FRONT of their property with their snowblower parked in it.
     
  5. Sandy

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    Who is going to be digging their way to the front door? You don't have a visa, do you?
     
  6. skichanger

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    I have someone at Chalet Myoko who might be moving over to Madarao.
     
  7. Lucky Pete

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    Forget the the front door, I would get someone over there pronto to get the snow off the roofs of those cars before they get pancaked. Time to engage a local snow clearer.
     
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  9. M_G

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    Yes, I saw that. Not surprised at all. TBF it is mainly used by foreigners so might as well cut their losses.
     
  10. M_G

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    Today in Seki Onsen. Video.

    Yesterday in Ikenotaira

     
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    There was around 60cms at 1100m in Nozawa but a bit of wind that packed it down little ...... some nice skiing just the same .
     
  12. BobGnarly

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    There are all sorts of wacky cut backs happening in the name of corona this season.
    That bus is surely a corona risk, but the go to travel campaign was not LOL

    My resort isn't running its top lift in the name of corona. It seems steep trees are precisely where corona like to hang out waiting for a victim, but 15 car loads of people with Tokyo number plates at the onsen pose no threat.
     
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    So the top lift at Kijimadaira is not running at all this season? (normally Wed & Sat, right?)
     
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    Correct, it will not run all season. It is usually wed, sat, sun and public holidays and is the best steep terrain in Japan.
     
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    I think irrational behaviour in the name of corona is pretty universal. Some of the stuff here....It is so frustrating.
     
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  16. Lucky Pete

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    C19 is being used as an excuse to reduce services that are seen as not cost effective across quite a few places.
     
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    Ah, Japan...

    I just shrug my shoulders and say shoga nai or TIJ (this is Japan).

    [​IMG]
     
  18. M_G

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    Non-skiers off to the Siberian gulag

     
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    Pic and a video from the last couple of days in Myoko



     
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    Not really a run that you can end up crowded up on is it.
     
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    Obviously you have been there the day it opens after a dump .
     
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    I usually do 3 laps down the guts and then spend the rest of my day ducking in and out of the trees either side without much competition. ;)

    And @Gumbo spent a few weeks at my place 2 seasons ago so he knows the ropes at Kiji pretty well :snowboarder:
     
  23. Gumbo

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    Yeah I meant it’s too steep to really be up close to someone, even it was busy. Probably the best run to social distance on. Even that main entry up top is single file in most places not t much chance of catching someone’s germs.

    I would think the most dangerous place for most people on any ski resort is going to be the beginners terrain as it allows you to get close to someone. And even then if the proper spacing is kept on the lifts you would have minimal chance of transmission.
     
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    I didn't really understand his post hahaha
    Let me know if you are coming to Nozawa :thumbs:
     
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    I have the big 2 pass. I thought your place looked all closed up so I didn't stop in.
     
  26. M_G

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    Here's a log jam today. LOLLOL

     
  27. Lucky Pete

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    Interesting feature to try and boardslide. :)
     
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    My mogul skier was doing back flips off it last season. He comment about it moving being very disturbing for someone who is used to launching themselves off stationary objects.
     
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    Qantas has opened flight bookings for to japan from July 2021 onwards, only flights up until the 24th Dec at this stage, back in the trip planning stage
     
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    Just booked ANA tonight for our July flights. Better connections and about $500 cheaper overall for the three of us. Now crossing fingers we can get there.

    Jetstar haven't opened up bookings and they carry tens of thousands of Aussies into the country each year. Could be a free for all once they open up again to Japan.
     
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    S23 and self are still hoping to get over in October, trouble is if Japan opens I'm afraid it will be chockers :(
     
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    Clarity on return rules will be a key factor, if it's still 2 weeks of >$3000 hotel quarantine will put dampers on it for holiday makers. For people heading over for the season it might be worth it, but it would be serious disincentive to people taking a 2 week holiday. Worst is the uncertainty that many have after the state border debacle we've just seen.

    Other issue will be what effect has the Olympics had to COVID levels in Japan and that wont be know until August / September.
     
  33. Lucky Pete

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    There wont be an olympics the way things are going.
     
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    TBH it's a punt for me with $600 cancellation fee which I'm willing to cop. If there's going to be a quarantine when we get home then we won't be going. But if things get on the improv then punters will get booking, prices will rise and it will be harder to find flights that suit. So pulling the trigger and crossing my fingers.
     
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    Myoko city
     
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    Most one day snowfall in Joetsu City since 1986!

     
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    Somewhat different to this time last year,

     
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    Got some details? e.g. when was this?
     
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  42. skichanger

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    Thanks. Mmm could be very different this year.
     
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    Yes, I would think so.
     
  44. Ramenman

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    Joetsu city Today.






     
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    House collapses happening



    Rail lines closed. Emergency declared.



    Charmant and Cupid Valley have been shut since yesterday. Better to stay on-piste for the moment

     
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    Charmant finally opened yesterday which was good times but I was stunned how much snow there was on the way into there. Really feel for the old people trying to deal with it all in those small villages.
     
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