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post #101 of 125 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 02:32 AM
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Just moved to our house in Niseko for the next 2 months or so. Initially wanted to come sooner, but early season reports were poor - and then it started to dump! Definitely missed a few great weeks, but am hoping that it was a harbinger of things to come for the rest of the season.
One thing: It has been COLD the last few days!
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Just moved to our house in Niseko for the next 2 months or so. Initially wanted to come sooner, but early season reports were poor - and then it started to dump! Definitely missed a few great weeks, but am hoping that it was a harbinger of things to come for the rest of the season.
One thing: It has been COLD the last few days!
Im coming over tomorrow!

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Going to Niseko for second time in February. Its wonderful, fresh soft snow continously (so much that sometimes you don't quite know which way is up) and great food. The terrain is not as steep or long as Europe (my past experience has been les Trois Vallees, Grindlewald/Muerren, Kaprun) but the off-piste makes it very different and special. Going back to soak in the onsen after a day, fabulous dinner, night skiing...... its a great experience. And its a bit like being in Australia......
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Its wonderful, fresh soft snow continously (so much that sometimes you don't quite know which way is up) And its a bit like being in Australia......
Where in Australia do we have snow thats a bit like Japan? Lol, lol, lol


The only thing I didn't like about Niseko was the amount off ausies there.

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Ha ha ha
I meant its like being in Australia as you are surrounded by Aussies (as one who has been living outside Aus for years, when I arrived, all I could hear around me were...other Australians)

Slightly annoying but well worth it!
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Hey guys,

Just read this thread and am getting serious about jumping on a plane early February to Japan.

Curious how you all approached finding housing? Where did you guys stay and how did you find housing? And what's a decent price? I have no idea what "cheap" means for housing near the resorts and am curious what you guys shelled out for room/board. I don't need to be in the cheapest place, but don't want to be in the 4 seasons either!

Any help would be appreciated!

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I used Deep Powder Tours, I just do a full package.
Flights + Bus tranfers and Accomidation.

They have heaps off accomidation too choose from budget backpackers through to 5 star, so its up to you to choose what you need and what your budget is.

Its very well run, heaps off info is supplied, they meet you when you land, put you on a bus. When you arrieve in the town someone meets you and shows you around the town and drops you off at your accomidation. If you have any issues they are your point off contact for the whole trip.
This was our first Japan trip and had zero needs or issues.
Then its the same deal when leaving, they pick you up and organize everything.
Me and my mate found it quite a relaxing way to travel.
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looking for secret stashes in RUSUTSU and NISEKO.

anyone want to show us around? we'll be there from 2/15-2/22!


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looking for secret stashes in RUSUTSU and NISEKO.

anyone want to show us around? we'll be there from 2/15-2/22!
Its not rocket science lol. This is hokkaido remember
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This is hokkaido remember
meaning what? i know what i know on those mountains but obviously not fluid enough since they're not my local mountains.


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