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03-10-2013 01:40 AM
pjstyles 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.
03-10-2013 01:13 AM
Wangta
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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???
03-10-2013 01:07 AM
pjstyles How was your overall experience @ Hakkoda? Did you get to go anywhere else?
03-09-2013 10:49 AM
Wangta
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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.
03-05-2013 01:38 AM
Sim79
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Got luck enough to get a bluebird day last week. Snow was unbelievable. Chest deep! Attachment 15986
Wow sick pic


Some of my footage
GOPR0659 - YouTube

Japan 2013 DIY Swallow tail - YouTube
03-04-2013 09:21 AM
Wangta
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where are the chest deep shots?
Hey guys. Not sure i have any of the chest deep snow but trust me, on a couple of tumbles I was so buried it took me a good 15 mind to get out.

I am still here - trip ends in a couple days so I haven't had time to go through all my pics and video yet but here are a couple I shot off to a couple friends.

And to answer question above - a friend and in arranged all travel ourselves. It can be done, it's just more of a pain in the butt researching etc. Would def do some things a little different but am quite pleased with how things turned out. Would be happy to answer any questions should you guys have any.

Attachment 16042Attachment 16050
03-04-2013 03:57 AM
drc13 Having been to Hakuba/Myoko/Nozawa over the past couple of years and with another trip in September planned (not for snow this time) I am well and truly in love with Japan.

Here's an edit I made of my recent Myoko/Nozawa trip in January.

03-04-2013 03:13 AM
pjstyles
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Got luck enough to get a bluebird day last week. Snow was unbelievable. Chest deep!
where are the chest deep shots?
03-04-2013 03:06 AM
pjstyles
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Hakkoda? Looks very wind affected.
It doesn't look wind affected. IT IS wind affected.
03-03-2013 08:41 PM
MistahTaki northern niigata rocks! so much snow its unbelievable
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