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    Great response from a 'professional'. This...

    Great response from a 'professional'.

    This isn't about the kid. It's about the adult.

    Get a babysitter / take shifts skiing & being with the baby.

    It's dumb and an accident waiting to...
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    Daily bus

    Daily bus
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    This is Rishiri, an island off NW Hokkaido ...

    This is Rishiri, an island off NW Hokkaido

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BZAMN8EgBRs/
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    Not lift accessed in my experience on Hokkaido. ...

    Not lift accessed in my experience on Hokkaido.

    But as above plenty of steep terrain if you're prepared to work for it.
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    In my very brief visit to the Hakuba Valley last...

    In my very brief visit to the Hakuba Valley last season I didn't feel that the inbounds terrain was markedly different from the inbounds terrain in SW Hokkaido - a little more vertical and a more...
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    That's it. Yep, some of the best & steepest...

    That's it.

    Yep, some of the best & steepest terrain in that area.
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    No. Closer to the lower mountain, off peak...

    No. Closer to the lower mountain, off peak '1107'.

    Most people skin up the river looker's right of the beginner lift.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rddRFI1L5es
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    I would see how the snow is. Very different...

    I would see how the snow is. Very different weather patterns in those three areas.
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    Whilst this is different from most Hokkaido...

    Whilst this is different from most Hokkaido resorts it's a common occurrence in the ski world.

    Niseko Hanazono and Niseko Grand Hirafu have a premium access service too.




    I've been very...
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    Having done a short trip to Hakuba last winter I...

    Having done a short trip to Hakuba last winter I would recommend doing one or the other not both.

    Plenty to ski & see in both locations for 8 days.
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    Plenty of cheap, business hotels in the heart of...

    Plenty of cheap, business hotels in the heart of the city.

    All within walking distance to restaurants and bars. Think a smaller version of Sapporo.

    Short bus ride / drive to Kamui Ski Links.
    ...
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    That's a very long day trip. Not recommended.

    That's a very long day trip. Not recommended.
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    Depends what you're looking for and there have...

    Depends what you're looking for and there have been many great suggestions.

    Niseko Hirafu has the best combination of lift infrastrcture, terrain, snow, nightlife, restaurants, shopping within...
  14. I'm in. Cracking soundtrack too

    I'm in.

    Cracking soundtrack too
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    The Niseko is Australia card is overplayed and...

    The Niseko is Australia card is overplayed and outdated depending on when you visit.

    Early to mid-December it's predominantly SE Asia - Singapore, Thailand
    Christmas Day to end of January it's...
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    Very long day / not recommended depending on road...

    Very long day / not recommended depending on road conditions.
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    Should see plenty of snow falling from the sky...

    Should see plenty of snow falling from the sky from mid-December onwards.

    Off-piste terrain may be limited depending on how much snow has fallen prior to mid-December.

    Takes a couple of serious...
  18. Book it Danno

    Book it Danno
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    Can you afford to join? No? That's the...

    Can you afford to join?

    No?

    That's the point.

    Don't underestimate the number of wealthy people to whom this represents the equivalent of a $30,000 purchase and $50 annual dues to mere...
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    May be late to the party but Start Up...

    May be late to the party but

    Start Up
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5028002/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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    SHAMELESS PLUG Plenty of Hokkaido pics & vids,...

    SHAMELESS PLUG

    Plenty of Hokkaido pics & vids, with a little Hakuba here

    Other mountain areas too.

    https://www.instagram.com/mikethesnow/
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    Awe to the some

    Awe to the some
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    Mr Mercedes Shit just got real

    Mr Mercedes
    Shit just got real
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    The Sinner = winner

    The Sinner = winner
  25. FIFY :)

    FIFY :)
  26. Been posted before but indicative. Kiroro,...

    Been posted before but indicative.

    Kiroro, lower mountain. Upper lifts were closed this day - snow and windhold. No hiking, straight off lift, straight back to lift.

    ...
  27. OK let's start with Hokkaido. The following...

    OK let's start with Hokkaido.

    The following resorts have ski-in, ski-out / 5-10 minute walk to lifts family sized accommodation suitable for a season, but whether they're still available is...
  28. Where are you living now? What kind of...

    Where are you living now?

    What kind of off-snow experience are you looking for?

    City and travel each morning?

    Or living in a mountain town with short commute by bus or car?
  29. Thread: The Deuce

    by Mike Pow
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    Franco is a great watch

    Franco is a great watch
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    One of the best out there

    One of the best out there
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    Boom! May or may not be him, but ...

    Boom!

    May or may not be him, but

    #thekyejumpedoverthemoon
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    https://zooqle.com/tv/the-code-1bg8/2.html

    https://zooqle.com/tv/the-code-1bg8/2.html
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    Loved it. Great area in winter :)

    Loved it.

    Great area in winter :)
  34. You Sir are a Leg End.

    You Sir are a Leg End.
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    Fantastic. More Summer turns in Colorado than...

    Fantastic.

    More Summer turns in Colorado than Winter turns in Wales. Well played.
  36. Top of the Notch

    Top of the Notch
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    It's a practical solution to a snow clearance...

    It's a practical solution to a snow clearance problem.
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    Mr Mercedes

    Mr Mercedes
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    Cracks me up every time ...

    Cracks me up every time


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSAXPzcFupM


    Remix


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdF_Vd2wCP4
  40. The kid's got sproing. Top notch

    The kid's got sproing.

    Top notch
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    Fourthed. Bring on Season 2

    Fourthed.

    Bring on Season 2
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    Loved it

    Loved it
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    Seconded :(

    Seconded :(
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    Enjoyed first episode. Thanks.

    Enjoyed first episode. Thanks.
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    Christ I wish we had those conditions here in...

    Christ I wish we had those conditions here in Wales.

    Perfect into to ski touring terrain.
  46. Thread: Kyrgyzstan

    by Mike Pow
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    Awesomeness all round

    Awesomeness all round
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    Depending on conditions, for your three days in...

    Depending on conditions, for your three days in the Niseko Resort Area

    Niseko United - check that all the lifts and links are open before you buy an all mountain pass. Otherwise just get the...
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    Done two episodes. I'm all in :)

    Done two episodes.

    I'm all in :)
  49. Thread: American Gods

    by Mike Pow
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    Yep. Moments of brilliance.

    Yep. Moments of brilliance.
  50. Thread: Fargo on FX

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    Very different again, and very enjoyable.

    Very different again, and very enjoyable.
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