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 Post subject: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:24 pm 
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I will try and update this thread as I go, but for the past month I have been snowboarding in Hokkaido, Japan.
I decided to rent a Toyota bB and do the Cardanchi thing.

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The first week I spent riding the resort at Rusutsu to get my snowboarding legs back.

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Japan has the perfect setup for living in a car, as there are onsens (hotsprings) for a small fee literally all over the country that you can bath in.
I found this random Super Sento (public bathhouse) which for $8 has several onsens, a restaurant, hot stones, massage facilities, library, beds, lounges, kids areas.

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Some Sapporo sightseeing.
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The famous ramen alley where Anthony Bourdain ate.

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Lake Toya was beautiful. Got to see Yotei from a different aspect.

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Otaru was nice too.

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Noribetsu to check out Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

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discovered this little gem while driving around the shiretoko peninsula. the views were incredible.
There isnt any information on this place and I'd bet Im the first person to split this little hill

Some Olympic Speed Skater Training
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Nayoro Piyashiri.
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The main goal of this season in Japan has been to ride Mount Rishiri on Rishiri Island. It is a volcano in the middle of the ocean off the north coast of Hokkaido. Only our group of 8 foreigners will ski here this year.

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drove past this little place with lots of bc options.
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did a solo mission to summit mount pon, the little brother of Rishiri, snow was great.

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Its was very difficult to take good pics on Rishiri due to the brutal weather. In fact, We never saw her.

guided with hokkaido powder guides.
we used sleds for the approach.




threw in a resort day at kamui


Tokachidake in the Daisetsuzan national park


Another Resort day.


Takenomoyama was a huge day


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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Mr Chim Killing it, seeya in 3 weeks if your still there!

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:59 am 
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Bad-ASS Man I want to go to japan

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:55 am 
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Great stoke,gotta go back and drive around,you're doing it right!

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
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tried summiting asahidake, saw the fumerole and then the weather rolled in quick.
the skiing here i didnt enjoy


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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
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I summited yotei today solo, and in winter which is rare due to weather.
Rode into the crater but visibility was bad so it wasnt great skiing in there.
took less than 4 hours to summit which surprised me as most people seem to take 6-7 hours.


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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:22 am 
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Dude this is just unreal. Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Jeff
getting after it mate!
Its on our list in 15 day!
might take me a few more hours, but I will have Fenz with me!

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
Jeff
getting after it mate!
Its on our list in 15 day!
might take me a few more hours, but I will have Fenz with me!

Cheers


when do you arrive? make sure you take crampons, its wind packed and ice up top


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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:40 pm 
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Boot or board crampons?

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
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another volcano summit.

firstlight, board crampons.


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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:31 am 
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keep looking back upslope mate!
would want a white wave to stop the video feeds you're giving us!

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 Post subject: Re: My 2014 Winter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:11 am 
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Yeah jeff, Im so jealous!
hope you still have some funds left to make it over here for a slide this winter!

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