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Old 02-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nozawa Onsen sidecountry 2012

Just got back from another trip to Nozawa Onsen in Nagano. Fantastic conditions. I was able to get into the sidecountry properly for the first time this year because the snow conditions were just right.

Day 1: Lots of tracked out powder from the previous day, but I know all the hidden spots and was able to find lots of tree runs with untouched snow, about 30cm of fresh from the previous day.

Day 2: 30cm of fresh fluffy pow overnight then clear blue skies while boarding, epic.

Day 3: Another 30-40cm of fresh pow and good visibility.

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Looks like plenty of fresh out there!
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Yeah, they got another 40cm last night but I don't do weekends. Too many people and too much waiting in line.

Basically its a total powder fest this year.


I will be back up there towards the end of the month for a 4 day trip.
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lets hope next year is just as good hey.
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Lucky son of a bitch, I'm jealous, at least someone is having a good season.
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Don't mean to rub it in but we are not just having a good year here, its off the scale.

If you or anyone else reading this has the opportunity, I highly recommend a trip out this way. Pretty much every year is very good and if you are lucky you get one like this where its just constant fresh powder.
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Don't mean to rub it in but we are not just having a good year here, its off the scale.

If you or anyone else reading this has the opportunity, I highly recommend a trip out this way.
Are you sure? Alright let me just go spend $2800 on plane tickets.

Japan is on my hit list, but I don't think it's happening till I'm out of college.
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Are you sure? Alright let me just go spend $2800 on plane tickets.

Japan is on my hit list, but I don't think it's happening till I'm out of college.
Didn't don't you were in college, anyway you may have the opportunity some day and I highly recommend it. I love the powder here but the culture is fascinating too.
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I never new Japan was the powder capital I have been researching a trip out there. After I tore my ACL last year biffing it on a huge kicker im done with jumps and all about the powder. What is the best way to do Japan? I was on this site Welcome to Powder Detours - powder trips around Hokkaido, JapanPowder Detours | Where the snow is
what do you guys think?
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Those pictures are really nice looking. Thanks for sharing the video too, looks like a ton of fun!
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