Japan Getting Too Much Snow!! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2012, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Memphis Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aomori, Japan
Posts: 166
Default Japan Getting Too Much Snow!!

Seriously, I know we have been the envy of many places for our snowfall this year, which is DEFINITELY above average, but it is getting ridiculous! February is historically the snowiest month, and here we are on February 1st with up to a METER of accumulation already! Where I am it is currently falling at 2 inches/ hour with no end in sight until the storm passes on Feb 3rd. IF you can even get to some of the ski areas in these conditions, the snow will be so deep, back country snowboarding is becoming nearly impossible!! Everyday I check Hakkoda Ropeway's website it always has 2 feet of fresh. Feel free to come over and track this stuff out, we are drowning!!!

Unusually heavy snow hits Japan; 50 people dead - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Memphis Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 280
Default

Eesh 50 dead from just this winter?
Bayoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 05:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Memphis Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aomori, Japan
Posts: 166
Default

Yeah, and a BUNCH of those are non avalanche ski/snowboard deaths.
Memphis Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 05:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orokusaki, Japan
Posts: 69
Default

I wonder if I should go to Shimokura & Amihari this weekend instead. Hakkoda definitely has got like 12x more snow but I don't know if the other two will be fresh the week after. I've been wanting to check those places out. Finally some snow in Iwate!
pjstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 05:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orokusaki, Japan
Posts: 69
Default

And Memphis Hawk ain't kidding

pjstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 06:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4
Default

Grand Hirafu has been chunking down, certainly the best I've seen in the 4 years I've been working here. The question is when will it end...
Auslan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,431
Default

Gojira wo wasureroo...YUKI ga SUGITE IRU!!! Run for your lives, YUKI DA!!!! (japanese person flees)
Tarzanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Riley212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Seattle
Posts: 880
Default

i hope it never ends and the ice age starts.

but seriously that is pretty dangerous levels of snow be careful man.

i bet you are glad you have that birdman now eh?
__________________
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'
Riley212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Memphis Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aomori, Japan
Posts: 166
Default

Seriously I might just need a snowmobile to get to work tomorrow. as I speak we are getting pounded like I have never experienced ANYWHERE in the world. 6 inches literally just farted onto the ground in 2 hours. Wind is a steady 50MPH and they say we have 2 more days of this!! I just found an updated story on ABC News.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ures-hundreds/
Memphis Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Memphis Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aomori, Japan
Posts: 166
Default

Cliffs notes, this storm has dropped 10 FEET of snow in a day on some places!
Memphis Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums