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02-06-2005, 08:49 AM
hey guys well here are the pics i promised, i'll only put a few up but the complete folder is here: Japan pics (http://members.optusnet.com.au/~keyroo/photos/Japan/)


Ok so we rock up at niseko, and the buss guys go, we are running an australia day kareoke night, few thousand yen drink all u want, so we went to the hotel literaly put our bags down and straight back to the bus, and this was the night, i got hammered, met some sick guys in the apartments next to us who i ended up boarding with for a few days they were pretty good although the quote of the week was "matt just throws himself into everything at 100mph don't he, fucken wacko"


gives ua bit of an idea how deep the freakin snow was, its crazy!

concidering they are very safety concious there, i thought this was a bit nuts, standing on teh top scraping snow off, the son of the dude who ran our hotel fell off a few days before we got there, got away with a broken arm!

beer vending machines EVERYWHERE!!

samaria icicle style!

02-06-2005, 08:54 AM
minus 15,, umm yep, nuff said,,

this is karen, she was staying a couple of rooms up from me, we rode together for a few days, this was us hyking out of flatland powder after getting greedy under the ropes, she's a top boarder, worked at perisher last season


one of the pubs on the mountain is called 'fatty's and they have this ski with shot glasses screwed to it, and it's only a thousand yen for the four shots they take a pic with polaroid and stick it on teh wall, i was trashed by this point, the other guys on teh ski were lachy who is karens friend (the girl above) and the other two was some random pommie guy and osme other random dude who recons he's aussie, i recon he's lying!

this is lachy and i in front of mt yoti an extinct (i think) volcano next to niseko, on the only clear day we had, pretty cool eh!

02-06-2005, 08:59 AM
the peak of niseko has no lifts going to it, so if u wanna go there u have ot hyke to it, on the clear day lachy and i did it, made me realise how unfit i was and almost needed a triple by pass by the time i got to the top, this pic is at the top of one peak and we walked the ridge to the hut on the other side which is the true peak,

this is that hut, it's a weather shelter incase the siberian winds kick up too much, pretty chilly up there,

me standing next to the marker to mark the highest point of niseko (next to the hut)

squint and concentrate really hard u can see the fresh lines down from the summit, was so cool, only like 3 other tracks on it, was the best powder i have riden, if u stopped u wouldbe up to ur armpits!

best way to be noticed in japan, BE 7 FOOT TALL!! this dude was massive, karen thought it was a bit of a kodak moment, u should have seen the fuckers skiis!

02-06-2005, 09:07 AM
mmm fresh and fluffy

ummmm yep,, these things happen,,

This is us at the pub, guy at hte back is wez who was staying in the apartments next door, funniest bastard, guy on the left i have no freakin idea, and the girl, ahhh the girl, her name is Tina or 'mami' she works for a tour company there, i met her that night and we became instand friends, went to a few more pubs ect, seh had to work the next day but we went boarding the next night, she is a complete nut case! i feared for my life following her through the trees the speed she was doing and across the really choppy slopes it was like it was perfectly groomed,, well impressed, good reason to go adn work there ;)

tina that night, not even beakin a sweat!

this is the guy who ran our hotel, fucken champ, i called him mister miagi (u know from teh karate kid) for hte first 5 days till i found out his name hahaha

well there ya go hope it wasn't too boring, gonna do another post with signs nad cars,

thanks for lookin

Matty :)

02-07-2005, 12:48 AM

this is a panaramic i did in an area called 'the strawberry fields' (named by the locals) it's fenced off u have to go through a gate with signs on it saying if u go in no one is coming to drag u out if u fuck up and if u get caught in an avalanche stiff shit, it's just mad steep tree runs with butt loads of powder!

anyhoo thought i would post that up since i just made it

02-07-2005, 02:20 AM
Awesome. That's hardcore.

02-07-2005, 03:11 AM
hardcore? heheh, not quite but good fun tho :) japanese visa is on teh cards for next season, althought my boss just got me a job at whistler,,, i'm torn! but the snow is so much better in niseko and the ppl rock,,

02-07-2005, 06:36 AM
Mate, Lovin it!
Looks like you had a downright ball.

02-07-2005, 08:45 AM
yeah i did man :) i have a habbit of talking ot random ppl and end up being good friends with em quick, got the 4 guys in the apartment next door wanting me to go up to qld and party with em and tina the japanese girl who worked there wants me to come back and work there and board with her,, i love it :P

02-07-2005, 08:52 AM
nice :)

02-07-2005, 09:03 AM
thats some real dope pics. nice scenario. would've consumed alot of alcho just to stay warm

02-08-2005, 03:05 AM
nice pics dude, looks like u had a blast, as u always do ;) :thumbsup:

02-08-2005, 06:32 AM
ya i just wanna be back there, a few of the guys there were going, 'dude just stay' if i could have got my jap visa that quick then i would have i had enough clothes and crap, just needed my other board which dad could have posted to me, ahhh well, next season,,

02-08-2005, 09:30 AM
fantastic man
awesome write up

02-09-2005, 12:36 AM
thanks ben, didn't think anyone would care actually coz it doesn't involve celis, but as i've said, this is a comunity of friends too, nice to be able to share things

Matty :)

02-09-2005, 05:58 AM
hell yeah - thats what the regional sections are for anyway afaik

02-21-2005, 10:58 PM
thats some awesome looking fun man! makes me wish i was back at the snow anywhere!! those vending machines look sick they should have sapporo vending machines in melbourne too!!

02-21-2005, 11:30 PM
You rat bastard!!

That looks like you had a fuckin blast.

Seems like youre livin it up eh Matty? Thats pretty pimp tho man. Glad you had a good time.

When you comin over the pond to whistler?

02-22-2005, 12:46 AM
Very cool Roo! Nice pics, wish I was there to do the same.

Killer pics. oh ya, the chick is hot too!

02-22-2005, 05:19 AM
be over there about september time Rob :)

yeah Clay she was hot :P dind't pick she was thirty, if i only i met her earlier in the trip, she was probably just hunting for an aussie visa if u get my drift hahah,, i probably would have given it to her too :P (in more ways that one)

*picks the conversation out of the gutter*

but yeah was sick, would have stayed there if i coudl have organised a visa but oh well, i'll go there season after whistler

yeah i'm kinda livin it up, stuck in melbourne for another 3 months, and then after that i'ts on for young and old, got hte next 4 seasons planned, so should be killer ;)

Matty :)

02-22-2005, 09:26 AM
sweet pics bro

I wish i coulda skied this year :(

02-24-2005, 05:00 AM
well in 3 months time i'll be back at the snow and after that i won't see a summer for,, possibly up to 5 years if not longer, but i know for sure it will be 2

god bless tha snow :), i hate shorts anyway :P