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09-22-2009 10:29 PM
Reede
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Originally Posted by ckang008 View Post
In Japan, you can ship your gear + luggage anywhere via Yamato Takkyubin for a decent price. For me, a snowboard bag from the doorstep of my Tokyo apartment to the doorstep of the backpacker place I stayed in Niseko packed with 3 boards, 1 boot, 2 bindings, jacket, pants, waxing kit, helmet and some clothes (that's like at least 30kg worth of goods) cost around 3000 yen (around 35 USD) round trip. Super good deal consider I don't have to drag my the sb bag around (which is a extreme hassle in Tokyo train transit). Best thing is that I didn't even need check in any luggage during my plane ride Took around 2 days for my stuff to get shipped to the backpacker.

These delivery guys also have counters in Narita airport so you can drop off your stuff there right after you land. Definitely worth that 35 bucks imo
When I went I had absolutely no troubles travelling with my board bag. As long as you pay attention to the weight limit. Get a nice big wheelie bag and you don't need a suitcase, everything fits in a good quality bag.
09-22-2009 09:34 PM
ckang008
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Niseko looks pretty rocking to me. Have you guys seen the Sweetgrass trailer for Signatures? It was filmed in the backcountry around Niseko and it has tons of those "Oh my god" powder shots. I'd say if you can get out there, go.
That is one awesome trailer. Reminds me of the area I frequently board last time I went up. Can't wait to go up again this coming Feb (hopefully I can get 3 weeks holiday this time hehe )
09-22-2009 09:26 PM
ckang008
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The thing I found most ridiculous about Niseko is you barely even need to go off the main runs to find yourself in waist deep powder. Off piste is other worldly but simply venturing into the trees off a groomer can uncover a gold mine.

Went to New Zealand 2 weeks ago and they have around 15-20cm of fresh snow. People there went crazy calling it deep powder. Guess they haven't see what Niseko can offer haha!
09-22-2009 09:24 PM
ckang008
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I'm going for march 2011. No funds to do it in 2010. Niseko for a week, Nagano for a week, messing around the rest of the time.

Do people bring their gear out to there? How tough is it traveling with a board bag out there?
In Japan, you can ship your gear + luggage anywhere via Yamato Takkyubin for a decent price. For me, a snowboard bag from the doorstep of my Tokyo apartment to the doorstep of the backpacker place I stayed in Niseko packed with 3 boards, 1 boot, 2 bindings, jacket, pants, waxing kit, helmet and some clothes (that's like at least 30kg worth of goods) cost around 3000 yen (around 35 USD) round trip. Super good deal consider I don't have to drag my the sb bag around (which is a extreme hassle in Tokyo train transit). Best thing is that I didn't even need check in any luggage during my plane ride Took around 2 days for my stuff to get shipped to the backpacker.

These delivery guys also have counters in Narita airport so you can drop off your stuff there right after you land. Definitely worth that 35 bucks imo
09-22-2009 09:57 AM
killclimbz I've heard that about Japan form more than one person. Definitely on the must do list.
09-22-2009 08:01 AM
Reede
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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Niseko looks pretty rocking to me. Have you guys seen the Sweetgrass trailer for Signatures? It was filmed in the backcountry around Niseko and it has tons of those "Oh my god" powder shots. I'd say if you can get out there, go.
The thing I found most ridiculous about Niseko is you barely even need to go off the main runs to find yourself in waist deep powder. Off piste is other worldly but simply venturing into the trees off a groomer can uncover a gold mine.
09-17-2009 12:02 PM
zakk I'm going for march 2011. No funds to do it in 2010. Niseko for a week, Nagano for a week, messing around the rest of the time.

Do people bring their gear out to there? How tough is it traveling with a board bag out there?
09-16-2009 10:28 AM
killclimbz Niseko looks pretty rocking to me. Have you guys seen the Sweetgrass trailer for Signatures? It was filmed in the backcountry around Niseko and it has tons of those "Oh my god" powder shots. I'd say if you can get out there, go.
09-16-2009 07:11 AM
elmo_yuhuu I'm thinking of going in late march till early april. But apparently there's no more powder and it's mainly wet snow. Is it still worth going? How bad a wet snow can be for a beginner?
09-16-2009 06:24 AM
liamtime hi all. Ive been browsing these forums for a while, but never posted before, so here goes!

Im also thinking of a trip to Niseko around Feb next year. Anyone had any experience with good places to stay there? Will be heading over with two other friends, and we will all be trying to keep it relatively cheap.
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