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Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Got luck enough to get a bluebird day last week. Snow was unbelievable. Chest deep! Attachment 15986
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #122 (permalink)
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where are the chest deep shots?
So first pic is me stuck in about waist deep pow. I had to unstrap and when i did, i literally fell another foot and the snow came up to my chest/neck. Insane.

Second picture shows how much snow is here...those walls are like 13 feet high. They towered over the buses driving by.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #123 (permalink)
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How was your overall experience @ Hakkoda? Did you get to go anywhere else?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:13 AM   #124 (permalink)
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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???
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So did you like Hakkoda better than Niseko? *edit* sorry, you already answered that question.

It's kinda funny I've spent two seasons in Hakkoda and have no urge to go back once I move back to the states.
However, I actually found Hakkoda in the spring to be more fun than prime time pow season.

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