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Old Dec 16, 20, 5:58 am
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Anybody going skiing?

Lot of snow!
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Old Dec 16, 20, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Lot of snow!
Nah. Friend is working at a resort in Nagano. Says itís packed and lots of people coughing in the cold. For me, not worth it. Will be skipping this year. Granted, I also skipped the last several years for completely unrelated reasons.

At least wearing a mask while skiing would finally be a helpful application of such a garment other than the obvious one.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 7:57 am
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I'm planning to go on weekdays, but not for a few more weeks. I'm waiting for the initial rush to slow down and keep away from the crowds. I'm not too worried about the slopes, but I am worried about where the food is being served. Hopefully I can find a table far away from people where nobody else shows up.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 9:21 pm
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180cm at base (top of gondola) Gala Yuzawa a week before Xmas. What a difference a year makes. Was gonna go ~27th of Dec last year, but no snow.
Unfortunately skiing in Jpn will not be on my agenda this season.
Keep us posted on how it is over there this winter.

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but I am worried about where the food is being served. Hopefully I can find a table far away from people where nobody else shows up.
I hear you. I've done skiing this month (America), but I'm staying away from cafeteria or bathroom for sure!
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Old Dec 16, 20, 11:24 pm
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Will be interesting to see what the slopes do when the next Emergency Declaration is made later this month.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 5:14 am
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Did Japan close ski resorts during the first half of the year for Covid-19-related reasons? Is there a chance that they will close the resorts there now or later this season? If so, what would they do when it comes to holders of season ski passes?

Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Lot of snow!
In Q3 or Q4 2019, I was looking forward to going to ski in Japan during Q1 2021; and so from then I had begun to look forward to grabbing a multiresort season ski pass in the US to milk for use at resorts in at least North America, Europe and Japan during Q4 2020, Q1 2021 and Q2 2021. But it won't be happening this season for me due to what Covid-19 means.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 8:31 pm
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Did Japan close ski resorts during the first half of the year for Covid-19-related reasons? Is there a chance that they will close the resorts there now or later this season?
I don't think most major mountains closed for Covid-related reasons.
At least the places I kept my eye on stayed open.
I sure hope they remain open. Last season was just a brutal year for ski resorts from snowfall standpoint, esp in Honshu.
Ski resorts can only take so much hit.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 8:33 pm
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naspa 220cm of powder
mid-dec
wow!
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Old Dec 18, 20, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by evergrn View Post
naspa 220cm of powder
mid-dec
wow!
I went to Gala today. Same thing. 230cm of base. They must have had close to 3.5 meters of snowfall Sunday-Wednesday. They're supposed to get another 120cm over the weekend. BTW - Beautiful day today. Not too crowded.
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Old Dec 18, 20, 6:28 am
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Probably quicker skiing than driving;;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55359771

Wow!

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Old Dec 18, 20, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by evergrn View Post
naspa 220cm of powder
mid-dec
wow!
So much for global warming!
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Old Dec 18, 20, 8:56 pm
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So much for global warming!
Actually, that was the reason given for it. Because of a relatively warmer winter up to this point, the waters of the Sea of Japan were about two degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, which is pretty significant for such a large body of water. So when the cold front came across, this temperature difference caused more percipitation to turn into snow, resulting in the unusually large quantity seen.
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Old Dec 18, 20, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Probably quicker skiing than driving;;
Took the train. 85 minutes
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Old Dec 18, 20, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Actually, that was the reason given for it. Because of a relatively warmer winter up to this point, the waters of the Sea of Japan were about two degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, which is pretty significant for such a large body of water. So when the cold front came across, this temperature difference caused more percipitation to turn into snow, resulting in the unusually large quantity seen.
Hmm. I guess nobody told the Sea of Japan about global warming last year.
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Old Dec 18, 20, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Hmm. I guess nobody told the Sea of Japan about global warming last year.
It's not the Sea of Japan's fault that we didn't have a big cold front come down last winter to wreck havoc.
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