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Re: Snowboarding Japan
How was your overall experience @ Hakkoda? Did you get to go anywhere else?
Hakkoda was the nest snowboarding of my life. Hands down. It was simply awesome. But it's noy for everyone - If you don't like doing backcountry or aren't comfortable in close quarters with trees (seriously, some of the tracks that you have to follow are a foot wide and you're winding super close to trees near the bottom), or are opposed to doing some hiking with snowshoes - Hakkoda is not for you.
Also went to niseko - resorts were nice but the mountain itself is quite small. Best runs I had were off the back side, and again, all of the above applies again. The resort had some good pow, but not unlike pow you can get at American resorts. The backside is really where it turned awesome.
Can you tell I like backcountry riding???
2012 Ride Highlife 161
2013 Ride Slackcountry 164