The looming northern winter and......

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  1. Tonester

    Tonester Dedicated Member
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    .....the inability to stay focused on anything but trip planning, whilst at work.
    Bittersweet :D:cry:

    I am piecing together my itinerary for a February Japow trip. It doesn't help when I pop into the Japan threads I get another tidbit that needs further "research".

    Anyone else having a similar dilemma?
     
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  2. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture
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    Worse... flights booked 4th Feb - 29th March, planning well underway. Then double achilles rupture. At least you're going :cry: (sorry, I'm having a sook!)
     

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  3. Tonester

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    Oh no. I feel for you.
    Something similar happened to me this year. My southern 2017 season was interrupted before it even got underway, with a compressed T12 nerve. Surgery required. All that after season rental lease signed, etc, etc.
    How did you double rupture achilles??
     
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  4. gareth_oau

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    You can holiday over here and we can sulk together
     
  5. SuskiQ

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    Enjoy your Northern trip, at least I had a great local season - 33days including some absolute crackers.
    Damage done in Slalom Gully, spun around facing uphill, skis crossed, fell forward bindings didn’t release ( not really meant to in that plane!) slow fall into an extreme ‘downward dog’ yoga pose :eek:. Symmetrical ruptures.
     
  6. Heinz

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    No, my planning for Japan is mostly done, surprisingly early this year, but it helps that I've done a few in that region, so it's pretty easy.

    Have enough to do at work but still manage to drop in here occasionally to see what others are up to.
     
  7. Belly

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    How many times have you been to Japan now Tonester?
     
  8. Tonester

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    This will be japow trip number 11, since 2004
    Looking to explore different locales. And try to avoid areas that set off the gaijin-o-meter!
     
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  9. Tonester

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    Ouch. Sorry to hear it. Mend quickly.
     
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    I don't know what you are talking about... ;)

    Transport
    • Air transport (Sydney - Munich) - Booked and paid for - Flying Cathy Pacific to Hong Kong and Lufthansa to Munich
    • Shuttles (Within Austria) - Still to do - Can book these 24-48 hours out
    • Train (to Munich) - Still to do
    • Bus (Canberra-Sydney) - Still to do - Need to book soonish to get cheapest rate
    Accommodation
    • Saalbach - 2 weeks - deposit paid, pay remainder there
    • Gerlos - 1 week - booked - can cancel for free 1 month out
    • Bad Hofgastein - 1 week - booked - can cancel for free 1 month out
    Ski Tickets
    • Super Ski Card - still need to get - pre-season rates end 6 Dec
    Avi Gear
    • Harness, beacon, shovel and probe - purchased
    • PLB - new battery fitted by manufacturer
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    Monitoring of Snow Cams and Long Range Weather Forecasts
    • Maybe :rolleyes:
     
  11. Tonester

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    All on company time, eh?...Hmmmm. Don't blame yourself, blame the interwebs
     
  12. Heinz

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    Train tickets are very easy to get on arrival, but there are often some very good deals online.
    https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml
    http://www.oebb.at/en/

    Also checkout Flixbus (German based) who do some very cheap fares, which is why you now often see more competitive train fares.
    https://www.flixbus.com/

    Both also have smartphone apps available, so very easy. Do it on the fly when you know your times.
     
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    WTF? A double?
     
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    OMG, Fark etc. I hope you recover well
     
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    @cqen2l & @Tanuki ahhh yep. Just a bit special. 6 weeks in a wheelchair and counting. In the words of Arnie “I’ll be back” :thumbs:
     
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    Just booked a little 3 bedroom house in Otaru Japan for the family, so that's all the accommodation organised. Car rental and season passes left to do.
     
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    Otaru is an excellent base IMHO. How long you there for? And where do you plan to ski?
     
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    8 nights in Otaru then 9 nights in Tomamu.

    While in Otaru looking to hit up Kiroro, Sapporo Kokusai, Sapporo Teine and Asari resort.
     
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    Good plan, re. Otaru. I rate it.
     
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    Season's passes booked and paid for. Season of weekend and Christmas accom booked and paid for. Kid's programmes booked and paid for.

    Get up early Sat mornings from mid Dec to mid April and go skiing every weekend. Simples....
     
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  21. Tonester

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    Where?
     
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    Whistler ( midweek day trips to Cypress / Grouse)
     
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