Btw, I stay content because at the resorts I will rarely stay on piste. They are very lax and will usually say they regret to request that I consider an alternate route. I say ok and then just stay off piste some more. The have never pulled my pass anywhere.
I've been to Hakkoda twice but never with a guide. I'm going on a tour this Thursday with a few other friends. Super excited.
Are you off tomorrow and Thursday?
I am off on Thursday-next Monday. Are you going with a Japanese or English speaking guide? There is JaPow tours which is native english speaking guided. I figured when it came to immediate dangers and such I didn't want any misunderstandings. I might still head there on Thursday anyway. Maybe we can grab lunch at the bottom.
Here's a video of Geto. It's still uploading so maybe not available. There's a 35 degree hill in there where I just bomb it in a straight line. I was pretty proud of that. I'm sure people do it without thinking, but holding a camera adds Chuck Norris points so ahaha
Day 12/50 - Hakkoda. Snow reports said 26 inches of snow fell overnight at Hakkoda, so there was only one choice to make as far as where to go. The shitty part was getting there. My wife had to go to work, and her car is the "snow car", mine is the "show car". It was too good to pass up, so I drove the Lost Birds R33 GT-R Time Attack car 170km round trip just to get a day in at the mountain. This car has no radio, A/C, heater, defrosters, carpet, or sound deadening. And as you can see it's about 1.5" off the ground in the front. I had to pull over twice both ways to dig the snow out of all the air intakes on the front lest it overheat. In the background is the final drop on the Direct Course.
Thanks to Stop-Tech for these amazing snow-proof brakes! haha
hey PJSTYLES, that was you I assume I met on the lift? Nice to see you out on the mountain
Last edited by Memphis Hawk; 01-12-2012 at 03:41 AM.
GETO was insane on Friday. Sooo much snow. For 8 hours straight I was able to get bottomless powder on every run!!! I'm gonna head back on Wednesday and then do an entry-level BC tour in Tazawako on Friday.
You are touring in Hakkoda tomorrow with Paul right?
Yeah I'm headed out with Paul tomorrow. GETO is totally sweet. The whole country has been getting pounded crazy this weekend. We drove in literally WHITE OUT conditions, sometimes 5kmh or just stopped completely to Naqua Shirakami. Needless to say they got lots of snow too. Went with someone who had never snowboarded before. Started out kinda sucky but she gave up and things went back to normal. Haha