Japan 2012- 2013 Trip Plans/Thoughts/Reviews Thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by smitty484, Apr 10, 2012.

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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Jetstar rabble?
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    Carveman says hello
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    Too much reliable snow in Japan for the Tahoe boys.
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Is Donna, is wide open.
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    hello ski snob
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    this brought lulz
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    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Moderator

    you flew economy didnt you?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    A380 with seat upgrade > Jetstar.

    /discussion
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    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Moderator

    Q or Air NZ?
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    ever flown on a Falcon/ Gulfstream?

    end paragraph
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Irrelevant Donna is irrelevant.

    Cool story though bro [​IMG]
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    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Moderator

    Dont know if we were flying but it was pretty quick

    [​IMG]
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Bro this is also lulzy
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    alas bro.... I have

    a few times
    its the ultimate...
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    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Moderator

    Now, stop trollin in the japan thread.
    take it to Buller
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    he would...if it had snow

    makes me giggle but
    mx chooses a ski destination by the standard of older women.. then cars...then condos....
    (as evidenced by fb pics)
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Ouch!

    After week after week dishing it out to the USA boys, I love how catty the response from Team Flat is when a little is thrown back [​IMG]
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    you just want an invite
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    The lulzy thing here is how much time Donna has been spending in the Buller section of late. A few have noticed and even commented!
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    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Moderator

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    I love buller man....its sick...the terrain... the apartments...the 4wds.....
    btw I posted there last year a hell of alot more...
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    season pass fiasco
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    [​IMG]
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    lololol no cats brah, it's lulzasauras
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    in english, brah?
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    translation: no cats = im not being catty, lulzasauras = it's just lulzy
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    More Donna actually

    He has been all over any Japan jibe with the utmost of vigilance….it’s been lulzy brah.
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    Oh please... mx needs no schooling on the internet..
    he has gene
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    LAWL

    That is all
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    I guess I am not at the elite intraweb level just yet. One is there when he trolls a bunch of people in Tahoe while pushing pencils at work in NSW.
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    M_G

    M_G Dedicated Member

    Hate to be a wet blanket but can we get back to talking about Japan plans anytime soon?
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    No, and don't ask again or your banned.
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    travelislife

    travelislife Active Member

    Ok so to get this thread back on track. I have skied both Niskeo and Hakuba before in February and never had to wait for a chair except at the base gondola on a powder morning but this year was looking to go for a week with the GF over New Years time. Out of interest what are the crowds like around then up in Niseko? This trip won't be too much exploring and thus looking for easiness, I liked that more about Niseko than Hakuba when I went a couple of years ago.
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    Heinz

    Heinz Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Don't know about New Years crowds but any chance of the unrelated crap from the last page being deleted?

    Although if you went just about anywhere other than Niseko or Hakuba at New Years there certainly won't be a crowd.
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    benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    It's funny banter but not warranted in this thread
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    M_G

    M_G Dedicated Member

    Around NY will be crowded by Japanese standards TIL - more so I would expect at Hakuba, Niseko, Yuzawa and Shiga Kogen. However if you're looking for something straightforward with the possibility of a party happening on NY eve then I'd say Niseko is the go.

    Agree with Heinz and Piggy. I got a bit of a laugh out of all the banter but now it's done it's best wiped.
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    Donza

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    please wipe.... japan threads are usually the most interesting...such an alien country. Re nye in niseko. Friends that used to live there reckon it was a great time to visit. Didnt get the honshu nye crowd. Chinese new year on the other hand, worse in niseko
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator

    No personal flames please
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    travelislife

    travelislife Active Member

    I have a while to decide obviously, but it will be somewhere up on Hokkaido I think, just which resort area, and will most likely be Niseko unless someone can convince me that I am missing an awesome experience elsewhere!

    Has anyone ever had issues making bookings for a Wed-Wed for 7 nights, rather than what I expect is the standard Sat-Sat?
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    Heinz

    Heinz Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Never heard of any issues with a Wed-Wed booking - I think that is just an Australian thing which some have exported to Niseko.

    The japanese themselves normally only book a few days.

    Also consider Furano as an option.
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    But leave all USA thread trolling in place [​IMG]
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    Toto Warmlet

    Toto Warmlet Dedicated Member

    [​IMG]

    so long and thanks for the fish
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    peteski

    peteski Active Member

    I just booked from Tue - Sun ( 6 nights) at Niseko. Checking out Monday. Will be there from 15 Jan.
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    malibu

    malibu Active Member

    I have done the Xmas/NY Niseko thing -
    It's busy first hr or so getting up and away from the village on the gondola or ace quad - after that it's fine - busy is only a 5 min wait anyway - nothing on some Honshu resorts on holiday weekends (or Aust or NZ on weekends)
    You'll need to book early (day before sometimes) for popular restaurants as the village is busy.
    NY Eve there is usually a flare run, a stage and some local entertainment - if you can stand standing around in the snow when its below minus 10C for a few hours

    I think Chinese NY would give it a run for its money crowd-wise
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    bdenny4

    bdenny4 Dedicated Member

    Whats it like over Chinese New Year period - Hakuba?
    Is it busier than normal or I won't notice much difference?
    It falls 10th Feb in 2013 - Year of the Snake
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    bdenny4

    bdenny4 Dedicated Member

    Just booked FF flights:

    Qantas: Melb - Syd - Narita
    25/01/2013 to 10/02/2013

    Just missing New Year hisssssssssss

    Now.........where to go for the two weeks
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    [​IMG]
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    [​IMG]
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    M_G

    M_G Dedicated Member

    Those dates bdenny4? Anywhere - you can't miss!
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