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Heh yeah main issue I had was the snow was forming little wedges right under the wheels and stopping the car moving, even with AWD and chains.  Might have been better if I was driving out forward rather than backing out maybe?  Normally i can just clear the front and blast straight out.  Quite hard to dig down under the skirts of the car from a raised position, but got there in the end.  I can tell you the shovel i took down from the lodge was in demand in the car park.

 
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Mudhoney - 11 August 2017 09:47 AM
geniass - 10 August 2017 06:56 PM

We got up there (Perisher) on Monday. It was absolutely INSANE! It was snowing when we got up there just after first lifts and it didn’t stop all day.

We were getting fresh pow runs from first lifts to last lifts basically. We even had one lift to ourselves mid afternoon - how good is a pow day when the whole lift line is just you and your mates!

Monday was legit up there with some of the best days I’ve had in Japan for pure fun and stoke levels. A few moments were as cold as that too - took spare balaclavas and glad we did - the husbands got damp from face shots and actually froze!

Stoked you got the 420PH out and had some fun on it! Were you planning on taking it north in 2018?

I was very distracted at work on Monday watching cams etc.  A damn shame we missed it, but still had a good weekend.  It was bucketing down on Sunday when we left.

Yeah I bought the 420 specifically for Canada, not really expecting to get it out that often in Aus LOL

Have yet to board in Japan as it tends not to line up so well with school hols and seems expensive for a longer stay.  Definitely keen to check it out at some stage, though.

Here’s my car on Sunday morning around 10:30am ie. before the 50cm++ that followed through Sunday.  You can see it was still puking down.


@Mudhoney  japand not that expensive unless you are high maintenance!
im taking my 10yr old daughter next feb. using points to get there so taxes are 500 then ive scored 11 nights atboth hakuba and myoko then 1 night in Tokyo and its 1200 for both of us with breakfast at all places. when we are myoko suginohara has kids ski free and its about 50 a day for an adult. cant see the states or Canada getting near that price!

 
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brenno - 11 August 2017 03:56 PM

@Mudhoney  japand not that expensive unless you are high maintenance!
im taking my 10yr old daughter next feb. using points to get there so taxes are 500 then ive scored 11 nights atboth hakuba and myoko then 1 night in Tokyo and its 1200 for both of us with breakfast at all places. when we are myoko suginohara has kids ski free and its about 50 a day for an adult. cant see the states or Canada getting near that price!

Sounds great, can you post or PM me where you’re staying so I can take a look?  We’re definitely not high maintenance.  Only real requirement is ski-in/out or close to.  Don’t want to have to drive/hire car.

 
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Middle of snow season and this place is quiet .....

 
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BTW

I cant log in to the site from my phone
Keeps coming up with errors

 
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Caboose - 16 August 2017 07:20 PM

BTW

I cant log in to the site from my phone
Keeps coming up with errors

Hi mate,Try clearing your phone’s cache, has held me up before

 
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@Mudhoney  where do you want to go? I reckon myoko is probably
better with kids as the 2 resorts at akakura have some nice groomed long runs for kids. we are staying
at a place called petit for you lol funny name but good reviews on tripadvisor I think from
memory its 580 for 6 nights with ensuite and breaky. the ensuite is a big one with kids, hard to get,
and my daughter woudnt want to be showering with randoms in a onsen showering area.

 
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brenno - 17 August 2017 04:06 PM

@Mudhoney  where do you want to go? I reckon myoko is probably
better with kids as the 2 resorts at akakura have some nice groomed long runs for kids. we are staying
at a place called petit for you lol funny name but good reviews on tripadvisor I think from
memory its 580 for 6 nights with ensuite and breaky. the ensuite is a big one with kids, hard to get,
and my daughter woudnt want to be showering with randoms in a onsen showering area.

Not sure where to be honest, @brenno.  I liked the look of some of the Hokkaido resorts like Rusutsu, but Mrs Mud is keen on Honshu.  We want it to be a bit of cultural experience so maybe steering clear of the more westernised places.  Have heard good things about Nozawa Onsen.  You don’t have to worry about easy runs for the kids, ours ski better than us (I am the only boarder) and can handle double-blacks etc.  They do struggle a little in deep pow, though.

The Japanese commercial accommodation seems really expensive and small, but I did hear some better deals can be had on AirBNB etc.  I will check out that place you mentioned.  It won’t be this year as we are already booked for Canada.

Thanks for the tips!

 
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Who’s going to be getting some of this spring pow? 🏂

 
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geniass - 05 September 2017 09:41 AM

Who’s going to be getting some of this spring pow? 🏂

Not until 17th unfortunately.  Looks the goods up there today.  Here’s a pic from the webcam at our lodge (Hotham) this morning.  The deck is about 1m off the ground and you can ski right onto it now.


 
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Snaffled this one from another forum.  Entrance to Hotham.  Can kinda see why the road is currently closed.

 
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Haven’t been here in yonkkksss but thought I’d pop in and say hello. Was in Sweden/Norway/Iceland for 6 weeks and in India for another 2 weeks over June/July/August so money and time for snow this season was pretty much gone. Might try and pop down to Perisher for a day in the next week or two though, seeing as there is still so much snow left.

Japan is booked for Feb 2018 (5th-26th)...we had it booked for our 2nd ever trip earlier this year but unfortunately just after xmas I ruptured a disc in my neck and was left with such severe nerve pain & muscle spasms that we had to cancel - it was going to be too risky to go there and ride…so my brand new Jones Hovercraft is still waiting to be broken in!

My neck has come good so I’m ready and raring to go! Hope everyone on here has been well grin

 
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Sounds like a good time @cords. The post about teaching soccer overseas was awesome.

You’ll be happy to know that I’m finally going to use my English passport. Had to get in before Brexit screws me :(

 
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cords - 08 September 2017 01:39 PM

Haven’t been here in yonkkksss but thought I’d pop in and say hello. Was in Sweden/Norway/Iceland for 6 weeks and in India for another 2 weeks over June/July/August so money and time for snow this season was pretty much gone. Might try and pop down to Perisher for a day in the next week or two though, seeing as there is still so much snow left.

Japan is booked for Feb 2018 (5th-26th)...we had it booked for our 2nd ever trip earlier this year but unfortunately just after xmas I ruptured a disc in my neck and was left with such severe nerve pain & muscle spasms that we had to cancel - it was going to be too risky to go there and ride…so my brand new Jones Hovercraft is still waiting to be broken in!

My neck has come good so I’m ready and raring to go! Hope everyone on here has been well grin

That sounds like a pretty rad trip cords!

Sounds like you have a pretty rough time with your neck - how are you going now? That’s a bummer you didn’t get to break in the new hovercraft but sounds like you made the right decision. Where are you headed in Japan in ‘18?

If you happen to end up at Perisher next week and want to say hi and hit a few laps I’ll be down with a few others.

 
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TJswish - 09 September 2017 09:05 AM

Sounds like a good time @cords. The post about teaching soccer overseas was awesome.

You’ll be happy to know that I’m finally going to use my English passport. Had to get in before Brexit screws me :(

I am happy to hear that! What are the plans for after Falls?