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Funky new Australian ski club style lodge opening up in Akakura next season - http://red-warehouse.com

Primarily aimed at families who want to be close to everything plus have the option of doing their own cooking. Fantastic, hard to beat, central location in the village with just a very short walk to everything.

Early bird booking prices available from now until June.


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Funky new Australian ski club style lodge opening up in Akakura next season - http://red-warehouse.com

Primarily aimed at families who want to be close to everything plus have the option of doing their own cooking. Fantastic, hard to beat, central location in the village with just a very short walk to everything.

Early bird booking prices available from now until June.


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Arai Mountain and Spa (Closed) / This time?
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:35:19 AM »
These rumours occur every summer it seems but there is a new strong rumour that Arai will be re-opened. With Hokuriku shinkansen to come soon the new investor is willing to pump in US$26m. More info soon.

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Ski Jobs in Japan / Job with Powder Recon in Myoko
« on: May 21, 2013, 12:56:41 AM »
Imagine a job where you get to ski/snowboard everyday-- where you have access to up to 10 different resorts and the ability to go on tour to a wide range of ski areas. Your main focus is making sure people have the most memorable ski holiday, even if it means personally taking them out on the mountain to enjoy the powder.

Welcome to Powder Recon Japan.....small by design with a genuine focus not only on the clients but also on the staff members.
We are looking for those passionate about the snow and about Japan to join Powder Recon and make it part of their lifestyle.
Whether you want to put your years of skiing/snowboarding experience to work and make it into a job, or are simply interested in Japan and its culture, or both, this is THE opportunity.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years or over. Japanese speaking abilities are a plus.

Seeking Roles: Mountain Guide (on and off piste), Qualified Skiing/Snowboarding Instructors, Administration, or tell us what you've got that makes you the perfect candidate.

Location: Myoko Kogen and surrounding areas in Niigata and Nagano prefecture.

Compensation: Competitive salary. Housing and minimun living expenses are provided.

Please send a resume (in either Japanese or English) to shayah@powder-recon.com.au along with a cover letter that describes why you are applying.

http://www.powder-recon.com.au

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Hakuba Ski Areas / Best restaurants/cafes in Hakuba
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:24:49 PM »
Just wanted to get some votes/reviews on the best places in Hakuba.

I'll start it off with the best place for coffee - Bamboo Cafe near the station. Check out the reviews on Tripadvisor.

Please add your thoughts.

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Ski Jobs in Japan / Winter Jobs in Hakuba - 2013-2014
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:11:06 AM »
Applications are now open at Evergreen for the 2013-2014 Winter Season and they will be contacting potential candidates from June onwards. They have openings for the following jobs in Hakuba, Japan:

Ski Instructor
Snowboard Instructor
Backcountry Guides
Staff Lodge Manager
Staff Chefs
Support Staff (office, daycare, shuttle van drivers, cafe staff (front and kitchen)

›› Click here to submit your application!

For Winter Ski or Snowboard Instructor positions, the prerequisites are;

-Minimum Level 1 (ski/snowboard) Instructor Certification
-Valid First-Aid and CPR Certification (minimum standard level)
-Previous season's experience is an asset

For Winter Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Guides positions, the prerequisites are;

-Level 1 Operations Canadian Avalanche Association or International Avalanche Safety Course equivalents
-Valid Wilderness First-Aid and CPR Certification (minimum 80hr course)
-Extensive backcountry ski/board touring experience, route finding skills, thorough weather analysis, snowpack data and snow stability evaluation skills, strong leadership and communication skills and winter rescue training
-Advanced backcountry skiing and or snowboarding skills and good fitness
-Ski Guide Certification and/or previous season's experience guiding is an asset

Office/Reservations and Daycare staff should be able to demonstrate high customer service skills and have previous years work experience in their field.

Shuttle drivers must have either a "Japanese Drivers License" (preferred) or an "International Drivers License" as well as experience driving in snowy & icy winter road conditions.

Cafe Staff and Staff Chefs should have experience in the food service industry, cafes or catering.

Staff Lodge Managers should have some managerial experience, accommodation/lodge service preferred, be assertive, have strong organizational skills and be comfortable with hands-on maintenance and manual labor.

Evergreen Outdoor Center offers industry competitive compensation and benefits in a great working environment. We also offer training and certification courses for our staff who need renewing, retraining or new skill(s) acquisition.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a friendly, outgoing and professional person looking for a challenging, fun and engaging job in a beautiful area in Japan, we look forward to hearing from you!

http://www.evergreen-hakuba.com/evergreen-employment.php

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Ski Jobs in Japan / Looking for a job for next Japan ski season?
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:05:54 AM »
A little bit of advice. We'd recommend get a working holiday visa asap. These are good for 12 months so if you get them anytime from now they will be good for next season.

http://www.sydney.au.emb-japan.go.jp/english/visa_info/working_holiday_visa.htm
http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/visa/working-holiday.html
http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/visa/working_holiday.htm

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Hakuba Ski Areas / Lost camera
« on: February 09, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
Just got this request. Please email Maureen if you can help.  :)

From: maureen gardner <maureen_gardner@bigpond.com>
Subject: lost camera

Message Body:
Hi,

My 15 yr old son lost his fuji - orange coloured camera - about a week ago whilst holidaying in Hakuba - just checking all possibilities to see if anyone found.  Of course most important is a week's worth of family photos on the memory card! Plse advise if found.

Thank you, Maureen.

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General Myoko Kogen Chat / Respecting local culture
« on: January 26, 2013, 09:02:25 PM »
I received an email today from someone who read this page here  :o

I'm placing it here in the general public interest. Please feel free to comment.  :D

On 26/01/2013 3:51 PM, XXX wrote:
> From: XXX <XXX@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Your poor PR
>
> Message Body:
> Either you want foreign guests, or you don't. If you don't want us, do not make an English website. If you do want us, and you should because the number of Japanese skiiers gets less every year, do not write this:
>
> "MANNERS
>
> Be polite and respect the local culture. Myoko people are generally very friendly and are always willing to help foreign travellers. Unfortunately in some other resorts, some foreign skiers show scant respect for local culture and ways while they are there. This can do some irreparable damage that may result in some establishments shying away from allowing foreigners in."
>
>
> I was going to go with a half-dozen friends. Not now, and I am spreading the news.

It must be noted that, 1) this person was not brave enough to use his/her own name, and 2) he/she was using a false email. In case the writer looks in here, this was my reply (which obviously bounced).

Hi XXX,

If you want to come but disrespect the local culture then, yes, please don't come. Being a foreign guest is not a free pass to act like a dick.

Thanks for your feedback and please do enjoy Niseko.

Regards, MG

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Hakuba Ski Areas / Hakuba ski videos
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:16:37 PM »
Got any great Hakuba ski videos to share? Here's one to whet your appetite.


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Back Country Skiing / Hikarigahara Cat Tours
« on: December 09, 2012, 05:43:19 PM »
Interested in some backcountry cat tours? Check out http://untracked.japaho.com/untracked/guide/cattour/

Here's a video from a few years back.


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Ski Jobs in Japan / Work in Hakuba - Summer and Winter positions
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:23:26 PM »
From July 2012, Evergreen will be accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Winter Season. They have openings for the following jobs in Hakuba, Japan: Ski Instructor, Snowboard Instructor, Support Staff (office, daycare, shuttle van drivers, cafe staff (front and kitchen)

They are also accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Season with openings for the following jobs in Hakuba, Japan: Summer Guides (Canyoning, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing) Summer Kids Camp Counsellors, Office/Reservations Staff, Shuttle van drivers, Cafe staff (front and kitchen).

See http://www.evergreen-hakuba.com/evergreen-employment.php for more details. Please tell them you saw the job listed here.  :)

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General Stuff / For new registrants - please read first
« on: January 03, 2012, 03:14:36 PM »
We have upgraded the forum to try and keep out spammers. You must answer 3 simple questions for regular registration. Alternatively you can use your Facebook, Google+ or a number of others to register. Probably a much simpler option! :) Simply click on the one of the icons on the registration page.

If you have any problems registering please email us: web -at- myoko-nagano -dot- com.  8)

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Nozawa Onsen / Nozawa Onsen Snow Report
« on: December 26, 2011, 08:54:35 PM »
We're very grateful to the crew at Nozawa Holidays who are writing an excellent Nozawa Snow Report. Check it out, bookmark and share at http://nozawa-onsen.com/snow-report/

Ripping start to the season with a 2 metre base up the top already :)

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