Hi I am in Western Australia saw snow for the first time in my life Jan/Feb 2012 and have just booked my third flight back to Japan to hopefully do some proper boarding this year - powder and start trying tree runs
Hurt my ribs pretty badly the fourth day of my first trip with out actually breaking them and manged to redo the injury 5th day of second trip - went and got lessons and the world was a better place
Can't wait for Australia day!!!
Wow, wouldn't be many snowboarders in WA. Good on you for getting into it. Lucky you are pretty close to Japan. Much better place to board than Oz or NZ.