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I was wondering if there were any skiers out there who have skied in Japan before and know what it's like? I know that they have skiing in the north but is it different than the skiing here? Do they do more downhill skiing than cross country skiing or vise versa? And do many Japanese people go skiing? It'd be great if someone could give me a few more details on the topic.
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lindsey wrote:.... I've heard that Japan does have mountains with snow in the north. ......
There are many good ski resorts on Hokkaido but also in the Japanses Alps on Honshu. The 1998 Winter Olympics were held in Nagano.
I'm not a (snow) skier myself but I know that ski tours from this country to Japan are very popular.
Have a look at this website.
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Definitely go skiing here! Buy your gear used in Japan at a second hand shop. Everybody here buys new so there's loads of good deals. You can also buy new in the spring for super cheap if you do a whole package of stuff. Tie your vacation days into 3 day weekends and reserve a cheap ryokan room near the slope and you can do 2 full days of skiing for less than $200 if you don't rent and take the cheap train.
A lot of people here do telemark. I've seen basically no cross country at all. Boarding is huge.
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