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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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First pic dreampow... dont think i dont know whats over that ledge there

Glad you had fun. Didnt realise you lived soooo far away. I thought you were in the area or something. So why did you end up in Nozawa so often then? Is it just where your mates ride, or do you really love it that much? Ten days on the season pass (and a shocking destruction of ushikubi which i never even considered would happen until late season when theres no snow), has left me running out of ideas and lines down it. Im trying to stave off hitting up yamabiko until later on when theres literally going to be nothing left worth playing on, so i dont get sick of it. And obviously keeping out of pic 1. But yeah... the eyes are starting to wander across to myoko, kosha, and shiga kogen again. Hell, since they are opening the top lift on kagura this weekend, thats also tempting me.
Yeah I do enjoy Nozawa a lot but if I lived in Nagano I would get the premium pass that gives you Myoko and Hakuba (I think) as well.

I live in Kyoto but drive up there in 5 hours, haven't got tired of it yet.
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I rode my proto(154 I weigh 180lbs) in knee, mostly waist, and sometimes chest deep pow with my bindings set on the reference points for the last 3 days.

My buddy was riding a Ride Highlife(158 he weighs about 170) and had to move his bindings back to the rear reference points(this deck has 2 sets of reference points with little arrows) I found this to be very interesting as that plank of a deck he has is highlighted by some kind of "2 stage rocker" with "low rise" and "high rise" at different points in the deck? I may be confusing the exact details,

Anyway I know that you (Dreampow) rode the Highlife recently, probably even the same model...thoughts? comments?

Not trying to bash Ride by any means, they have been good to me in the past as well as K2 seems to be on point with gear, imo.
The 2011 Highlife?

Thats what I rode and a 158, with the rocker in the middle (C2) the proto (157) wins hands down in the powder. I enjoyed the highlife, but apart from bombing or chopped up crud I would take the proto over it any day.
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Were you up there this weekend? Saw a proto with red/black contacts i think it was outside the top of the higake lift.
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No fraid that wasn't me. I mostly ride their on weekdays.

I did however talk with the ski patrol as we discussed in another thread. They said they will think about making announcements (and maybe a notice board at the top gondola station) on the daily avalanche conditions.

They will not put a gate up and their policy is that ducking ropes is not condoned and yo do so at your own risk. You pay for any search and rescue.

They definitely need to get people more informed or its just a matter of time before the inevitable happens.

They said they will discuss the points I raised in their next meeting.
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Gates are long shots for sure, but be proud dude, if they do start putting up info in the right places (at the bottom of yamabiko and the very top if they dont want to sign post the drop in points too much) then youve helped make nozawa just a little bit safer. Gondola is SORT of okay as a location, but yamabiko is the main area for dropping off the resort (i guess theres skyline as well, but i wouldnt chance that without someone who really knows their shit). The top of the gondola is just WAY Too busy, and also useless for the dudes coming from higake without a detour. Definitely at the base of yamabiko where people start unclipping and sitting around would be ideal. Also at the VERY top area near that photography area near the map would also work). They need it in a few places in truth.

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Can you guys recommend a Decent place to stay at nozawa? Something cheap, like 3000・/bed, with dry room
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I usually stay here

野沢温泉村 民宿池田屋 スキー 信州長野の*つろげる宿

Its 4500 Yen a night but its clean comfy and has a proper drying room etc. Its also close to the onsen. You will need some basic Japanese to communicate with them.

I believe there is a backpacker type lodge for around 3000, but I don't know the name. I prefer to have my own room.
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thanks. Japanese is no problem. gonna go up sunday monday
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Alas i have no clue, only two places i really know there are lodge nagano (gaijin central hub - but i can only imagine theyll be heaving this weekend) and bun-bun, which is where lodge nagano stuck us because they were full. Actually preferred being there in truth. Now i live close enough to not bother. If you find yourself stuck, just send me a pm and ill see what i can figure out though.
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I want to go to japan so bad!!!! Keep us posted on the guide work., one day...I am gonna live my dream of shredding pow and eating real ramen!!

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