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Old 11-07-2011, 06:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You make a good point in saying that if we stay on the slope we will be less likely to try other places.

I think we are looking at the Prince Hirufutei hotel in Niseko, it seems to be the place we wanted to from both of our research we have decided that we most wanted to go to (without the other knowing what we were doing)

Will the lifts at Niseko (39 or so?) last a week or even 2 weeks of riding or would you expect we'd want to explore other options by then.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think Niseko is expecting a pretty slow season this year... a lot of the accommodation rental agencies are offering 20% off as of now which is unusual since the scheduled opening date is 26 Nov.

I'm going there myself in Dec and again in Feb... cannot wait !

Make sure you hit the onsen (hot springs) in the evenings for a soak and drink lots of Sapporo Classic Beer. Ahhhh....
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Doesnt suprise me.

Yen at record levels, tsunami and radiation (despite being so far away has tarnished Japan's Image) and the looming global economic recession doesnt exactly scream bumper season.
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I think Niseko is expecting a pretty slow season this year... a lot of the accommodation rental agencies are offering 20% off as of now which is unusual since the scheduled opening date is 26 Nov.

I'm going there myself in Dec and again in Feb... cannot wait !

Make sure you hit the onsen (hot springs) in the evenings for a soak and drink lots of Sapporo Classic Beer. Ahhhh....
Are you saying Niseko will be slow in the sense of not many people or not very good?

Mmm.. Nothing like a frosty Sapporo
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Not as many tourists as in previous years. For reasons I mentioned above.

Good choice though I am sure you will have a great time on the trip. If you both like it stick to your guns and go for it.
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Are you saying Niseko will be slow in the sense of not many people or not very good?

Mmm.. Nothing like a frosty Sapporo
slow in the sense that there will be fewer visitors meaning empty slopes. I was there in late March after the disaster and had the mountain almost to myself. terrible for the local economy but great for anyone visiting.
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