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YETI Ski Trip 2017
« on: November 28, 2016, 10:21:41 PM »
YETI Ski Trip 2017.
 
What: Skiing and snowboarding in Nagano
When: January 20th(pm)-22nd/23rd 2017
Where: Lady Diana and St. Georges hotel, Hakuba Goryu Resort, Nagano (http://goo.gl/maps/vpZIF)
http://www.ladydiana.jp/en/winter/
http://www.hakubaescal.com/winter/
If you’ve been on the trip before, skip to the post below this one.
 
Costs:
14,600 yen ( 2 nights accommodation), 2 day weekend Ski pass for either Hakuba Goryu/Iimori/47 or Happo one* (+7500), 1 day weekend pass (+4500), Weekday pass (+3000 per day).
500 yen returnable ski pass deposit (For Goryu)
Double/Twin bedrooms are available at 4000 yen extra (per couple). There are only 2 rooms (perhaps 3), so book early. However, I am looking into more rooms in a hotel a few minutes away.
One 4 bed room is available for 4,000 yen extra (per 4 people).

*If you are interested in Happo-one passes, please read the FAQ below.
 
Included in that price is a 1000 yen voucher for a restaurant and cafe that are opening this year. The voucher is valid all weekend (More details below). Additionally, we have Saturday night's party which is held in the function room of the hotel. Things to note about the party...
 
- This year it is nomihoudai again!!!
- There will be a boat race again!
- Some snacks will be provided.
- Hopefully, we will also have a DJ there too,
 
 
*** YETI members get a 1000 yen discount ***
Rental Gear
 - Skis/Board/Blades + Boots - 1800/2800yen for one/two days
 - Ski/Board trousers and jacket - 1800/2800
 - Goggles - 500/1000
 - Gloves - 500/1000
 - Helmet - 1000/2000
 - Lessons – 5250yen for a half day lesson
 

PLEASE RSVP ASAP or by January 14th. The clothing deadline is Jan 11th.

The Plan:

Friday PM
  • Arrive in Hakuba
  • Check in and pay
  • Socialize

Saturday AM
  • Breakfast
  • Collect your pass and rental gear
  • Meet the instructors and hit the slopes

Saturday PM
  • Onsen, dinner, relax
  • PARTY TIME

Sunday AM
  • Breakfast
  • hit the slopes
  • Or do whatever you want  :-)

Sunday PM
  • Return passes and rental gear
  • Head home unless you're staying an extra day!

Monday     
  • Enjoy your extra day on the slopes

Hey! What am I getting for my money?
- Friday and Saturday night accommodation with a late checkout on Sunday if needed
- Discounted lift passes
- 3 meals (breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner Saturday)
- A 1000 yen voucher to use at Base - Burger and beers and Base - Coffee and Donuts
- Saturday night party - Nomihoudai, Boat race, Music and possibly a DJ too.
- A shuttle bus to a nearby onsen
 
For a little extra...
Rental gear and lessons are available for the above prices.
 
The package can be changed depending on how many nights you want to stay. However, let us know in advance especially if you have dietary restrictions.
 
Polo Shirts and Hoodies are also available. More about that later on.
 
How do I get there?
By Car: (http://goo.gl/maps/vpZIF)

Most people will be travelling by car and carpooling is usually the cheapest option.
 
-Tolls one way are about 3,000yen from the Kofu area (differs according to area).
- For that old-school feel, please see attached files for directions from Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Nagoya. Directions from Chiba are not as detailed though.
- Check out this webcam on route 148 to see realtime weather conditions in the area.
http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcam-hakuba-roads-nagano
 
By Chartered Van / Bus.
 
For those who are not able to get rides, I will help organise transport. This depends on there being a valid-licence holding driver to drive the rental van.
 
Approximate costs:
- Vans from Kofu : 6500 yen round trip or 7500 from Fujiyoshida.
- For those outside Yamanashi, get in touch with your co-ordinators, otherwise myself to make arrangements.
 
By public transport?
Trains from Kofu:
Local :3000 yen one way, 5 hours (Get off at Kamishiro)
Express : 5400 yen one way, 3 hours (Get off at Hakuba)

- Shizuoka
Only expensive train options. Over 10,000yen one way! ShizAJET will be organising cheaper transport.
 
-Nagoya train
 Take an express from Nagoya station to Matsumoto and then a local towards Hakuba, getting off at Kamishiro. Price is approx 6500-7000 yen one way.
 
- Chiba/Tokyo buses
(Straight to Hakuba Goryu) http://www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/hakuba_shinjuku/ (Timetable marked Timetable (Dec. 17, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017))
http://highway-buses.jp/hakuba/   {As above but in English}
 

Shirt Info
The official YETI Ski trip 2017 polo shirts and hoodies is designed by Katherine Vos! Here is the mockup of the designs for you!
There is a back and front print, and you can have a name of your choosing printed on the front (limit 20 characters Japanese or Romaji).
 
 
  • Polo Shirt - 3200 yen
  • Hoodie -  4500 yen

The shirts are available from SS to 5L size. Check out your size below before ordering.


Available in the following sizes
 
Polo shirt
           Body     Chest       Shoulder   Sleeve
          Length   Width        Width      Length
            (cm)       (cm)          (cm)          (cm)
 
SS        63           45            40          20
S          67           48            42          21
M         71           51            44          22
L          75           54            46          23
LL        77           57            48          24
3L        78           60            50          24
4L        81           63            52          25
5L        83           66            54          26
 
Hoodie
 
           Body     Chest        Sleeve
          Length   Width        Length
            (cm)     (cm)          (cm)
 
S          62           52           57
M         66           55            60
L          70           58            61
LL        75           63            62
3L        80           68            63
 
 

I'm so down!! What do I do now?
Well the next step is to RSVP! When you RSVP, please tell me the following.
 
RSVP in this format

1. Name :
 
2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. staying 2 nights and 2 day pass (Saturday and Sunday) for Hakuba Goryu)
Do you want a double room (limited availability)?
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ?
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
    If yes, please say what: (skis,board or blades / boots / clothing)
    Shoe size:  **cm
    Height: **cm (if you require board / skis)
    Clothes sizes – if you know them in Japanese sizes.
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)?
    Helmet? (S/M/L)?
 
4. Lessons? If yes, boarding or skiing? if so, which level?
Ski levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/ski-lesson-levels
Boarding levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/snowboard-lesson-levels

Further details in the FAQ

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok?
N.B. Due to the size of our group, those with dietary restrictions will have to eat at the 5.30 sitting.   

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? (See the FAQ)
    
9. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / dietary restrictions / etc)
 
If you came last year and want to know your sizes, here is last years list.
 
Jan 2016 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lr1xOxioTDaRuVUs0LK_jOPbH2Hy5pjszrAJ0EM6W18/edit?usp=sharing
Feb 2016 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lZfmgWTKyxtmLEAuPib92OJo-5qohDpABemiAfINeao/edit?usp=sharing
 
If you have any questions, read the FAQ and if that doesn't cover it, then ask on here as there are bound to be more people who don't understand!
 
FAQ
 
Aaaaaaarrrrggggghhhh ! I want to come but I am working on Saturday!

Fret not. There is an option to stay on the Sunday and Monday. You will just have to get yourselves to Hakuba and I can sort everything out. If there is enough demand from a certain region i.e. Kofu, I can hire a van for the group. Don't forget that you can also stay on Monday, making it a 3-day weekend and enjoy the quieter slopes.
 
Aaaaaaarrrrggggghhhh ! I want to come but I am terrible at budgeting
Generally, I only take the money when you arrive at the hotel as it is easier for me to collect all the money in one place... well relatively. It also means that certain things can be changed on Friday night if we have the flexibility. However, if you cancel, you will be liable for those things that I have already paid for/ cannot get out of.
If you are having cash flow issues, just let me know and we'll work something out.
This year, a number of people have wanted to pay some/all the money upfront so that they can't spend it. If you want to take this option, you can furikomi the money to me. Just get in touch and I will send you my bank details.
 
Hold on? If I take nenkyuu, can I get in on this Monday option and have a 3 day trip?
Yep, you certainly can. It’ll just cost extra.


I’m interested in the Happo one passes. What’s the deal with that?

Hakuba Goryu/Iimori/47 and three interlinked skifields located about 7 mins walk from our hotel and the pass works on all of the lifts there. The lessons will be held at Iimori ski field.
Happo one is a ski field located about a 15min drive away. If you wish to go there, you’ll need to make sure that you have your own transport. I can do passes for Saturday or Saturday and Sunday, but not Sunday only. You’ll be given a voucher for your pass which is exchanged at Happo with a 500 yen deposit for the pass.

What are these 1000 yen vouchers?
Japan Powder is opening up a restaurant,  called Base - Burgers and beers, which is just outside the Escal plaza. See the attached PDF for their prices (Fried Chicken prices TBC).  They are also opening a cafe called Base - Coffee and donuts on the site of the old Alaskan Burger which will do doughnuts and hotdrinks, again see the attached PDF.
The voucher is worth 1000 yen and is valid at either place but you won't get any change back from it. It also can't be split between the two.
The restaurant is forecast to hold 40-50 people and the cafe about 20. With a group our size, if you could possibly stagger your visit, that would help them out a lot!

 
What is the accommodation like?
Rooms are ensuite ryokan style with heaters, towels, shampoo and body soap. Rooms are generally 5-9 people per room.
Lady Diana has separate sex onsens that will be open for the duration of the trip. More details further down
Double/Twin rooms are 4000 yen per room extra (i.e. 2000 per person) but are in limited supply. The one quad bedroom is 1000 yen per person extra.  Book early to avoid disappointment! I am looking at extra rooms in a nearby hotel and will let you know if I am successful.

 
What is the sausage room/taco room?
AKA the boys room/girls room. As there are so many people coming from Yamanashi, some of the guys get their own room together, as do the girls. They are affectionately know as the Sausage room and Taco room.

Where do I get my rental equipment?
Your rental equipment will be delivered to the basement of St Georges hotel or outside Lady Diana in the morning and labelled for you. The prices are really low as the equipment is a few years old and will do the job for beginners and casual boarders/skiers. If you are serious about your snow sports and equipment, then you will need to go to the resort plaza and pay serious prices.
 
Here are sample prices
http://spicy.co.jp/rental/winter/
http://www.hakuba-rental.com/rental-prices-english.php
 
They are roughly 4000-5250/7200-11550 yen for 1day/2days for the good stuff.
 
What if it doesn’t fit?
As always, sizes aren't always exact. Try everything on in the morning and the rental guy(s) will be there to change things for you if need be. Please bear in mind that English may not be their first language. For those of you worried about being extra small/big, don’t worry! We have always been able to accommodate people at the far end of the scale.
 
Here are some conversion charts for you to help you.
 
http://convertalot.com/clothing.html
Mens Shoes - http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_shoes_mens.htm
Womens shoes - http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_shoes_womens.htm
 

I have my own coat and stuff. Is it good enough? Or do I go with the rental stuff?
I turn to my good friend Sachi for this…
“You don’t have to rent clothes. If you have a winter jacket, you'd hope it would protect you from snow which occurs in winter. The rental gear option is more for the people that are new to winter sports, or winter in general, that might not have winter equipment. Some ALTs come from tropical climates and would never need to buy useless heavy warm jackets that you might need in your home country. I had never seen snow before I came to Japan and the only time I saw my breath was when I was getting stuff from a freezer. If your gear can handle snow and cold, then there shouldn't be a problem.
 
Don’t forget you will fall over a bit, especially when you're learning, so I highly recommend you double check your shit is waterproof!
 
Sach”
 
I have my own equipment but I can't get it in the car.
Either find someone who can take it up for you, or Kuroneko's Ski Takkyubin delivery service is an option at under 3500 yen return trip for most people. You may need to buy their carrier at 240/500 yen.
 
http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/en/personal/ski/
http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/en/send/ta_q_bin/shinetsu/
 
The address to send it to is
Resort Hotel Lady Diana & St. Georges
22200-75, Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, NAGANO, JAPAN 399-9211
TEL: 0261-753 525
 
Do I need snow tyres? I have never driven in the snow
YES! You can drive on summer tyres if you want and I cannot stop you. However, depending on the weather, the police may be doing spot checks on the expressways and on the way to the ski fields. If you do not have snow tyres, then they will turn you back. This has been the case for three out of the last four years.
Additionally, should you have an accident on summer tyres your insurance will not cover you as someone found out four years back.
Chains are an alternative but best to have them on all four tyres.
If you are not experienced/confident about driving in the snow, just take it easy and be gentle with your braking, acceleration and steering. If cars behind you are pressurising you, then let them pass you.
 
Can I board one day and ski the other?
Of course. Just tell me which day for which, before the RSVP date and the prices will the same.
Changing your mind during the course of the trip may be a little tricky though.

What if I decide not to hit the slopes on the second day? Can I get a refund for my pass/equipment? How about adding an extra day.
If you can tell me ASAP about changes, the easier it is for me to change things. If you want to change things during the trip, it can be tricky. I will have paid for the passes and equipment by the time we are there. As a rule, it is easier to add things than to take them away. Whatever the case, I will do my best.

What if I need extra equipment such as bumpads?

There are shops in the Escal plaza at the bottom of Goryu ski field that can supply you with everything.

What about Luuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnncccccccccccchhhhhhh ™ ?
Lunch?  The ski fields all have a choice of restaurants including a Subway and a Mos Burger and also serve hot drinks and beer. Food ranges from tradition Japanese fare to western dishes too.
Pack enough money to cover your lunch and beverages. Obviously, you will all have a voucher to use at Burgers and Beers too, but it is also nice to have choices too. Besides, you may also use the voucher for liquid refreshments.

I’ve never seen snow in my life… am I going to fail miserably?
Hells no! Even the pros had to learn somehow. There will always be a friendly face somewhere who will give you a few pointers. Everyone has a different learning curve and you will revel in the camaraderie.

Can I get lessons?
Yes! Five antipodean instructors are booked for Saturday morning, exclusively for beginners. If there is enough demand, afternoon lessons for intermediate and higher will be provided. Pick up is at 8.30am(provisionally) to take you to the bunny slope. SO DON’T GO ON YOUR OWN.  A few years ago, one person decided to go on their own and ended up at the wrong ski field. Please try your stuff early in the morning, before breakfast as it may take some time to change things.
The AM session will be from 9am to 12pm, PM from 1pm to 4pm. Please judge your level on a scale of 0-6 with 0 being total beginner and 6 being advanced when RSVPing. The classes may come down to majority rule.

Ski levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/ski-lesson-levels
Boarding levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/snowboard-lesson-levels


Where are the nearest onsens? And what is this about a shuttle?
As luck would have it, the hotel has it’s own onsens. There are separate male and female facilities and they will be open for the duration of our trip.

There are also onsens in the local area but even the nearest one is a few minutes drive away, with a popular one being the one at the Hotel Hakuba Goryu.

https://goo.gl/maps/eSewes15mYH2
http://www.hotelhakubagoryu.jp/onsen/index.html
A lot of people like to go to this one and I can usually get discounted tickets for this onsen.

The hotel is happy with shuttling people to and from the onsen as they have a 23 seater bus. Tentatively, the schedule is

5.00pm - Shuttle to the onsen for those eating at the 6.30 sitting
5.30pm - Early dinner sitting
6.15pm - Shuttle back for those eating at the 6.30 sitting
6.30pm - Early dinner sitting
6.45pm - Shuttle to the onsen for those who ate at the 5.30 sitting
8.00pm - Shuttle back for those who ate at the 5.30 sitting
 
I don’t really like big parties, what else is there to do on Saturday night?
Not everyone is into drinking and partying. Every year, some people hang out in the lobby upstairs or in their rooms and chat one-to-one or play games. One year, we even had a bible study session. There are options for everyone.


I want to come for the party but don’t want to be on the slopes, what do I do?

Snow penises, movies, knitting, p0rn, play boardgames, borrow a car and visit the beautiful scenery… the options are endless. Last year, 25 people came for the craic.
 
 
So RSVP people as soon as possible and give me as much info as possible. Any questions are welcome.




RSVPs


1.   Abby Ryder
2.   Adrienna Wu
3.   Ai Nomura
4.   Aimee Lozano
5.   Aki Yoshida
6.   Aleesa Johnson
7.   Alethia Paredes
8.   Alex Quindoy
9.   Amber Hilton
10.   Anastasia Ivanova
11.   Andrew Carlson
12.   Andrew Olson
13.   Andy Schneider
14.   Anne Kanamori
15.   Anya Destiney
16.   Ariel Kane
17.   Ashley Hirasuna
18.   Ashly Oros
19.   Ashton Turnball
20.   Becca Butler
21.   Belen Betancourt
22.   Ben Ogawa
23.   Bonnie Ewart-Fisher
24.   Brandon Moore
25.   Brian Glynn
26.   Caitlin Pickert
27.   Charlie Cook
28.   Cheryl Coyle
29.   Chika Jaggard
30.   Chika Uchida
31.   Chrissie Beverley
32.   Christian Garcia
33.   Cindy Perez
34.   Claire Seney
35.   Colin Gamm
36.   Colin Liddicote
37.   Corey Hart
38.   Crystal Sandoval
39.   Curt Hemsoth
40.   Daniel Lawson
41.   David Beggs
42.   David Garwood
43.   Denica Shute
44.   Derek Rugge
45.   Devon Williams
46.   Devyn Couch
47.   Dionne Hart
48.   Domhall McFarline
49.   Duke Jonkers
50.   Elise Reller
51.   Elliot Seeto
52.   Emily Arnold
53.   Emily McVey
54.   Emily Schneider
55.   Emma Sletteland
56.   Erim Gulum
57.   Eve Henty
58.   Forbes
59.   Frances Takemoto
60.   Fred De Condappa
61.   Fred Howells
62.   Harris Vu
63.   Henry Prosack
64.   Hideaki Fujiwara
65.   Hideki Takahashi
66.   Hilary Reynolds
67.   Hiroko Noto
68.   Ian Lutz
69.   Ian Wu
70.   Issei Futohashi
71.   Ivy Cheng
72.   Jack Brennan
73.   Jackie Pedroses
74.   Jackqueline Decker
75.   Jacob Wiering
76.   James Hanlon
77.   James Owen
78.   James Rankin
79.   Jamila Brown
80.   Janel Polson
81.   Joe McCarthy
82.   John Shapiro
83.   Jonny Cosgrove
84.   Josh Anthony
85.   Joshua Graf
86.   Josie Scott
87.   Julia Rawnsley
88.   Julia Rodrigues
89.   Julian Perez
90.   Julie Mrozinski
91.   Kahl
92.   Kaia Range
93.   Kaitlyn Smith
94.   Kanako Matsuda
95.   Karla Guzman
96.   Katherine McNair
97.   Katherine Vos
98.   Keisuke Komaki
99.   Kelly Alexander
100.   Kendall Harris
101.   Kento Sakurai
102.   Kenya McQueen
103.   Kim Fulfs
104.   Kristen Elrod
105.   Kristen Wilson
106.   Kristina Skilling
107.   Kyle Wilson
108.   Laura Partida
109.   Lauren Porter
110.   Lillian Diep
111.   Lloyd Kimpton
112.   Lucas Grothaus
113.   Luke McDaneld
114.   Madeleine Phillips
115.   Makoto Shirakawa
116.   Maria Colunga
117.   Maria De La Paz Carucci
118.   Mark Stephen Horbury
119.   Matthew Bates
120.   Maxwell Huras
121.   Megan Doi
122.   Meryl Isa Jordan
123.   Michelle Tanner
124.   Moipone Kgatle
125.   Morgan Dalton
126.   Nancy Ngo
127.   Naomi Norton
128.   Narumi Amemiya
129.   Nathaniel Thierer
130.   Natsuko Mazany
131.   Nic Du Bois
132.   Nick McCabe
133.   Okada Asaki
134.   Pamela Tedjo
135.   Paul Dargon
136.   Rie Nakajima
137.   Rob Keleher
138.   Roger Lu
139.   Rosanna Tang
140.   Ryan Brookwell
141.   Ryuji Tominaga
142.   Sairus Delaney
143.   Sara Wells
144.   Sarah Starkey
145.   Shane Snead
146.   Shaun Meleady
147.   Sho Nakano
148.   Simone De Pascalis
149.   Sophie Schneider
150.   Steffi Kowlessar
151.   Stephanie Gomez
152.   Stephen Jackel
153.   Teresa Couture
154.   Theresa Pinhey
155.   Thomas Davis-Marin
156.   Thomas Joyce
157.   Toby Jones
158.   Travis Tokaruk
159.   Tristan Reid
160.   Umihiko Iwasa
161.   William Emerson
162.   Yuto Kitta



Dietary Needs

Katherine Vos - No peanuts              ピーナッツがだめ
PmAleesa Johnson -  No seafood     魚、いか、貝などの海の動物はだめ
Altethia Parades - Vegetarian ベジタリアン
Paul Dargon - No Peanuts - severe allergy   ピーナッツがだめ
Sarah Starkey - No Dairy / no fish heads  乳製品・魚の頭はだめ
Ashton Turnball - No seafood 魚、いか、貝などの海の動物はだめ
Corey Hart - Vegetarian ベジタリアン
Dionne Hary - Vegetarian ベジタリアン
Brandon Moore - Vegetarian ベジタリアン
Aimee Lozano - No shellfish, no milk (貝類アレルギー・牛乳がだめ)
Maria De La Paz Carucci - Vegetarian (Fish is OK)          ベジタリアン(魚が大丈夫)
Julia Rodrigues - Vegetarian ベジタリアン
Erim Gulum - Muslim - No pork 豚肉 がだめ
Emily Schneider - No shellfish (Fri/Sat)                貝類[甲殻類]アレルギー及び
Steffi Kowlessar - No beef (牛肉がだめ)
Michelle Tanner - Vegetarian (ベジタリアン)
Moipone Kgatle - Vegetarian (ベジタリアン)
Amber Hilton -  Vegetarian (ベジタリアン)
Cheryl Coyle - Gluten-free (グルテンがだめ)
Lillian Diep - No Mushroom ( キノコだめ)





Lessons


 
Boarding
Anya Destiney - 3
Chika Jaggard - 1
Cindy Perez - 1
Karla Guzman - 1
Jackie Pedroso - 2
Elliot Seeto - 3 or 4
Joshua Graf - 1
Sarah Starkey - 1
Toby Jones - 1
Duke Jonkers - 1
Curt Hemsoth - 1
Nathaniel Thierer - 3
Michelle Tanner - 4
Stephanie Gomez - 1
Moipone Kgatle - 1
Mark Horbury- 1
Becca Butler - 3
Janel Polson - 1
Belen Betancourt - 1
Nancy Ngo - 1





Skiing
Lauren Porter-1
Julian Perez-1
Dionne Hart - 1
Ivy Cheng - 1
Thomas Joyce - 1
Brandon Moore - 1
Steffi Kowlessar - 1
Pamela Tedjo - 1
Madeleine Phillips - 2
Amber Hilton - 1
Devon Williams - 1
Sho Nakano






Clothing
 
Hoodies
 

*Jeff Moses - LL - No text
*Katherine Vos - L - キャサリン
*Stephen Jackel - L - スティーブン
Fred - LL - 風烈斗
*Christina Beverley - M - Christina Sensei
*Theresa Pinhey - M - Theresa
*Ryan Brookwell - L - Ryan
*Anya Destiney - L - 暗夜 運命
*Ian Wu - M - No text
*Thomas Davis-Marin - L - トーマス
*Kaitlyn Smith - S - No text
*Chika Jaggard - M - Emi Star
*Lauren Porter - S - ローレン
*Jackie Pedroso - LL - Jackie
*Rosanna Tang - L - Rose
*Elliot Seeto - 3L- 司徒
Hilary Reynolds - S - ヒラリー
Teresa Couture - M
*Crystal Sandoval - S - くりすたる
*Jacqueline Decker - M - Jacqueline Decker
*Toby Jones - M - Tj Man
*James Hanlon - M - Hames
*Tristan Reid - 3L - Tristan Reid
*Matt Bates - 3L - Matthew Bates
*Duke Jonkers - LL - SIR DUKE
*Claire Seney -  LL -  Claire T.
*Emily Arnold - L - No name
*Kendall Harris - LL - Kendall
*Curt Hemsworth - L, -  雪狼
*Kanako Matsuda - S - No text
*Cristina Guadalupe Rivera - M - Cristina
*Megan Doi - M - Megan
*Kaia Range - L - カイア
Maxwell Huras - XL - マクスェル
Andy Schnieder - LL - アンディ
Pamela Tedjo - M - パメラ
Kenya McQueen - M -ケニア マックイーン
Sho Nakano-- M -- Sho
Ryuji Tominaga-- S-- Ryuji
Janel Polson - M - ジャネル
 



Polos



Fred - LL- 風烈斗
*Cindy Perez - LL - シンデイー
*Kim Fulfs - 3L - Kim
*Ben Ogawa - M - Ryo
*Sarah Starkey - L  -  Starkers
*Ashton Turnball - M - TinyHat






Lady Diana (Doubles)

Stephen Jackel and Katherine Vos (308)
Jack Brennan and Julia (305)
Charlie Cook and Makoto Shirakawa (306)
Daniel Lawson and Eve Henty (Mont Blanc)
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Theresa Pinhey and Ryan Brookwell (not different hotel though)


El Monte (Triples)
Anya Destiney and James Hanlon  (Room 202)
Thomas Davis-Marin and Narumi Amemiya (Room 203)
David Garwood and Kelly Alexander (Room 207)
Tristan Reid and Christina (Room 208)
 Ashley Oros and crew…. (Room 211)
Hideki Takahashi and Chika Uchida (Room 212)
 Steffi Kowlessar, Michelle Tanner, Pamela Tedjo (Room 213)



Quad Room

Harris Vu, Joshua Graf, Luke McDaneld,  Natsuko Mazany(Lady Diana - 311)
John Shapiro, Bonnie Ewart-Fisher, Anne Kanamori, Travis Tokaruk (El Monte - B03)
Cheryl Sakurai & Guests (El Monte - B05)
6 tatami Room (El Monte - B02)



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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 10:34:47 PM »
TL:DR


A few changes from last year
- Prices for the hotel have gone up by 600 yen unfortunately
- However, everyone gets a 1000 yen voucher valid at both a newly opened restaurant and coffee bar next to the slopes
- Higher material price have meant the hoodie has gone up 300 yen
- The hotel is providing a shuttle bus to the onsen down the road
- Still nomihoudai at the party

And here is the RSVP



1. Name :
 
2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. staying 2 nights and 2 day pass (Saturday and Sunday) for Hakuba Goryu)
Do you want a double room (limited availability)?
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ?
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
    If yes, please say what: (skis,board or blades / boots / clothing)
    Shoe size:  **cm
    Height: **cm (if you require board / skis)
    Clothes sizes – if you know them in Japanese sizes.
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)?
    Helmet? (S/M/L)?
 
4. Lessons? If yes, boarding or skiing? if so, which level?
Ski levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/ski-lesson-levels
Boarding levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/snowboard-lesson-levels

Further details in the FAQ

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok?
N.B. Due to the size of our group, those with dietary restrictions will have to eat at the 5.30 sitting.   

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? (See the FAQ)
   
9. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / dietary restrictions / etc)
 
If you came last year and want to know your sizes, here is last years list.
 
Jan 2016 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lr1xOxioTDaRuVUs0LK_jOPbH2Hy5pjszrAJ0EM6W18/edit?usp=sharing
Feb 2016 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lZfmgWTKyxtmLEAuPib92OJo-5qohDpABemiAfINeao/edit?usp=sharing
- There are still only 3 double rooms at the hotel, but we are looking to see if we can get 5 more at a different hotel. No guarantees, but I'll let you know as soon as they are confirmed.


- Hoodies and polos are on hold for the time being. Hopefully I can come back with good news about that soon.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2016, 11:00:41 PM by fred »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 10:55:35 PM »
YEEAAAAHHHHH HERE WE GO :D

1. Name : Katherine Vos
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights, 1 day pass (for now)
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? YES, partnering with Stephen Jackel
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ? n/a
 
3. Gear Rental: YES
    If yes, please say what: Skis, poles, boots
    Shoe size:  26.5 cm
    Height: 178 cm (163 cm skis please)
    Clothes sizes: n/a
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)? n/a
    Helmet? (S/M/L)? n/a
 
4. Lessons? If yes, boarding or skiing? if so, which level? N/A

Further details in the FAQ

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? HOODIE, L, キャサリン
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc) DRIVING

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok? EITHER OK
N.B. Due to the size of our group, those with dietary restrictions will have to eat at the 5.30 sitting.   

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? (See the FAQ) MAYBE
   
9. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / dietary restrictions / etc) PEANUT ALLERGY




...and here's Stephen's:


1. Name : Stephen Jackel
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights, 1 day pass (for now)
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? YES, partnering with Katherine Vos
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ? n/a
 
3. Gear Rental: YES
    If yes, please say what: Skis, poles, boots
    Shoe size:  27 cm
    Height: 182 cm (170 cm skis please)
    Clothes sizes: n/a
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)? n/a
    Helmet? (S/M/L)? n/a
 
4. Lessons? If yes, boarding or skiing? if so, which level? N/A

Further details in the FAQ

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? HOODIE, L, スティーブン
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc) DRIVING

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok? EITHER OK
N.B. Due to the size of our group, those with dietary restrictions will have to eat at the 5.30 sitting.   

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? (See the FAQ) NO
   
9. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / dietary restrictions / etc)
« Last Edit: November 28, 2016, 11:10:32 PM by Katherine »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 08:53:10 PM »
1. Name : Jack Brennan
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 1 day pass
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? Yes, sharing with Julia.
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes
    If yes, please say what: board, boots, jacket and trousers, gloves, goggles
    Shoe size:  28cm
    Height: 173cm
    Clothes sizes – Medium (29cm waist)
    Gloves/Goggles? Medium and extra medium
    Helmet? n/a
 
4. Lessons? No

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? No (for now)
 
6. Transport Situation? Dreeving

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok? 18:30

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? Maybe?
   
9. Other Information:   :mrgreen:


1. Name : Julia Rodrigues
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and no skiing/boarding
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? Yes, sharing with Jack.
 
3. Gear Rental: No
 
4. Lessons? No

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? No
 
6. Transport Situation? Passenger with Jack

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok? 18:30

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? Perhaps? I forgot to ask her.
   
9. Other Information: Vegetarian :mrgreen:
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 10:02:06 PM by Jack B »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 12:27:07 AM »
1. Name : Charliw Cook
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 2 day pass
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? Yes! Me+Mako
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes
    If yes, please say what: board, boots
    Shoe size:  28cm
    Height: 180cm
    Clothes sizes – no thanks
    Gloves/Goggles? no thanks
    Helmet? no thanks
 
4. Lessons? No

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? No
 
6. Transport Situation? driving

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok? 6:30 probably

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? Maaaaaybe.
   
9. Other Information: Hey look I'm actually RSVP'ing this year

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 09:58:04 AM »
1. Name : Sara Wells
 
2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. staying 2 nights and 2 day pass (Saturday and Sunday) for Hakuba Goryu)
2 nights, no skiing.
Do you want a double room (limited availability)?
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ?
No, just a room with cool people.

3. Gear Rental: Yes / No? Nah bro.
    If yes, please say what: (skis,board or blades / boots / clothing)
    Shoe size:  **cm
    Height: **cm (if you require board / skis)
    Clothes sizes – if you know them in Japanese sizes.
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)?
    Helmet? (S/M/L)?
 
4. Lessons? If yes, boarding or skiing? if so, which level? N/A
Ski levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/ski-lesson-levels
Boarding levels - http://www.hakubasnowsports.com/snowboard-lesson-levels

Further details in the FAQ

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
No thanks (way cute design this year though)
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)
Driving (70% passengers, 30% board games)

7. For Saturday’s dinner, would you like to eat at 5.30pm or 6.30pm? Or is either ok?
N.B. Due to the size of our group, those with dietary restrictions will have to eat at the 5.30 sitting.   
Maybe 5:30?

8. Would you be interested in using the shuttle bus to the Hotel Hakuba Goryu Onsen? (See the FAQ)
HECK YES
   
9. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / dietary restrictions / etc)
A bear once stole and crashed a Toyota Prius.

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Wait, are you implying that Alaskan Burger is closed?!?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 10:09:14 AM by Pnut »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 03:19:18 PM »
Hey,
I've processed all of the above RSVPs!

Katherine/Stephen - That's all good!
Jack - Also all good. Get back to me if you want a hoodie ot polo. Also, once you know what Julia needs, you can either post here or through the FB event.
Charlie - Ditto for Mako
Sara - I just want more and more interesting tidbits from you every year! Also,yes...apparently it is gone now. I was surprised too.  They do have a their original branch near Happo One ( I believe). And good work reading the whole FAQ too.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 07:43:57 AM »
Hi Everyone,
As the winter break is coming up, work is winding down for most of us and some of us will be heading off home. Infact, some already are home and I will be off next week too. So I thought I’d give you an update about the event before that. I will be checking things whilst I am away though, so I should respond pretty quickly.

1) The trip now has 120 RSVPs which is HUGE. I have booked some rooms at a hotel 2-3 mins walk from the main hotel and can now accommodate 160 people (up from 140).

2) The printer of the hoodies has asked to do the printing in two batches so that he can get everything done in time for Jan 20th. So I will be sending him the current order of hoodie and polos on Tuesday. If you want me to print it after Jan 11th,  LET ME KNOW ASAP.
Please check above for what I have noted for you

Just scroll down and see your order. Anything with a * is being sent.

3) If you have changes to anything, let me know. I will not be able to check posts that have been edited. So if you do edit them, let me know by tagging me

Have a great holiday and I’ll see you in January!

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 05:37:00 PM »
Hi Everybody,
A quick update for you.

1) The trip is at 159 people at the moment, so we have about 15 spots left. When we get down to 5 spots, I am going to have to make a waiting list and then play tetris with the rooms. But rest assured, I will do my best to fit everyone in.

To check most of your details, apart from the gear rental, scroll down this post.
http://www.yetijapan.com/forum/index.php?topic=9274.0

2) Hoodies and polos deadline is today. After that, if you want one, I’ll have to ask the printer and play it by ear

3) As we are getting closer, I’ll be putting up messages from time to time with important stuff.
Probably Friday, I’ll release the gear rental stuff for you guys to check and room assignments will be done after Monday, along with meal times.

4) At the moment, I have to use a number of rooms that don’t have an ensuite bathroom, but are very close to the toilet and onsen. If you are ok with being placed in them, they’ll be 1000 yen cheaper. Could you get in touch with me if you are ok with that? At the moment, the available rooms can hold up to 4 (x2), 6 (x2) and 8 people.