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YETI Ski Trip 2014
« on: November 23, 2013, 01:27:11 PM »
Dun Dun Dunnnnn.... It's YETI Ski Trip 2014.

What: Skiing and snowboarding in Nagano
When: January 17th(pm)-19th/20th 2014
Where: Lady Diana and St. Georges hotel, Hakuba Goryu Resort, Nagano (http://goo.gl/maps/VJjnK)
http://ladydiana.jp/e/index.html
http://www.hakubagoryu.com/e/index.html

Costs:
13500 yen ( 2 nights accommodation), 2 day weekend Ski pass (+6500), 1 day weekend pass (+4000), Weekday pass (+2500 per day)
1000 yen returnable ski pass deposit
Double/Twin bedrooms are available at 3000 yen extra (per couple). There are only 2 rooms (perhaps 3), so book early.
One 4 bed room is available for 4,000 yen extra (per 4 people).

Included in that price is 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!!! (Hence the slight increase in price),
- There will be a boat race again with America hoping to avenge last year's defeat.
- 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
 - Lessons – 5250yen for a half day lesson

                     
PLEASE RSVP ASAP or by January 13th. The clothing deadline is Jan 8th.

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
- Discounted lift passes
- 3 meals (breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner Saturday)
- Saturday night party - Nomihoudai, Boat race, Music and possibly a DJ too.


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.

How do I get there?
By Car:

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).
- 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/e/daily/webcam/nagano/hakuba-road4.html  (seems to be down on main website each time I check, will update ASAP)

By Chartered Van / Bus.

For those who are not able to get rides, I will help organise transport. More information will be provided in a separate thread.

Approximate costs:
- Vans from Kofu : 6500 yen round trip
- Vans from Fujiyoshida/Tsuru/Otuski : 7500yen ( depending on demand)
- 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 : 5000 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.

- Chiba/Tokyo buses (Straight to Hakuba Goryu)
http://www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/hakuba_shinjuku/  {3rd and 4th table are the winter schedule}
http://highway-buses.jp/hakuba/   {As above but in English. However, only has the Summer schedule at the moment}

Shirt Info
The official YETI Ski trip 2014 polo shirts and hoodies are designed by Tony Au! Below is a mockup of how the shirts will look.
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).

 
Prices :
  • Polo Shirt - 3000 yen
  • Hoodie -  4000 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.

1. Name :

2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. 2 nights and 2 day pass). PLEASE SPECIFY EXACTLY
Double room (limited availability)?
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?

4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See below for more details)

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?

6. Transport Situation ?

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)

If you came last year and want to know your sizes, here is last years list.

Jan 2013 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1
Feb 2013 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1

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 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.

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.
Double/Twin rooms are 3000 yen per room extra (i.e. 1500 per person) but are in limited supply. The one quad bedroom is 1000 yen per person extra.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

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://www.spicy.co.jp/english/rentals/winter.html
http://www.hakuba-rental.com/rental-prices-english.php

They are roughly 3500-7100/6500-13100 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 will be there to change things for you. Please bear with him as he works almost alone and doesn’t speak a lot of English. We have always been able to accommodate even the bigger people.

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 3000 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

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 snowtyres, then they will turn you back. This has been the case for the last three years.
Additionally, should you have an accident on summer tyres your insurance will not cover you as Coleman found three 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 â„¢ ?

Lunch?  The ski fields all have a choice of restaurants including a Subway, Mos Burger and Baskin Robbins and also serve hot drinks and beer.
Pack enough money to cover your lunch and beverages.

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! Four 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 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.

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. One year, 14 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. Adrianna Busick
2. Alejandra Torrero
3. Ali Cameron
4. Amanda Ramond
5. Amber Hermanson
6. Amy Adair
7. Andy Schneider
8.  Ashly Schanback
9. Azusa Oyama
10.  Ben Lenoir
11. Ben Mortensen
12.  Brock Terwilleger
13.  Cameron Joe
14.  Caroline Zeiher
15.  Cassandra Jacobs
16. Cat Beckett
17.  Catherine Glen
18. Charlie Cook
19. Christopher Chin
20. Christopher De Borja
21. Chuck Lewd 1
22. Chuck Lewd 2
23. Chuck Lewd 3
24. Daitetsu Kayama
25.  Dan Stone
26.  Daniel Baxter
27.  Daniel Lawson
28.  Danny Burton
29. David Stenton
30. Duncan Marsden
31. Elaisha Martis-Geor
32.  Elise Michalik
33. Emily Schneider
34.  Erica Nakanishi-Stanis
35. Francesca de Munnich
36. Fred
37. Gerard Noakes
38.  Glenn Sanchez
39.  Graeme Parker
40.  Graeme's +1
41. Hana Joy
42. Hannah Croucher
43.  Hideaki Fujiwara
44. Hiromi Iwamoto
45. Hiroshi Misawa
46. Jackie Lewis
47. Jeff Moses
48. Jillian Locke
49.  Jon Rasson
50. Junko Kimura
51. Kanako Kura
52.  Kath Gilbertson
53.  Katie  Autry
54.  Katie Vigna
55.  Katrina Leonoudakis
56.  Kelley Lynch
57. Kyle Mullen
58.  Laura Swett
59.  Lauren Rushford
60.  Li Maggie
61.  Lindsay Woodville
62.  Lorus Byers
63.  Lydia Booth
64.  Maik Vleck
65. Marcus Coll
66.  Masushi Mizutani
67. Matt Caesar-Gordon
68. Megan Doi
69.  Mike Martin
70.  Miyuki Sone
71.  Nachuwm Hernandez
72.  Naho Shingaki
73.  Natalia Ghose
74.  Nate Hensley
75. Nick Modarelli
76. Nicolas du Bois
77.  Owen Littmann
78.  Pat Gamble
79. Patrick Loyer
80.  Poliana Coelho
81. Rachel Green
82. Rebecca O'Neil
83.  Reuben 5
84. Reuben Kosup-Katx
85.  Riya Sri-raviculan
86. Roseanna Mann
87.  Rosie Gordon
88. Ruby Harris
89.  Sae ?
90.  Sairus Delaney
91. Sara Wells
92. Sarah Anderson
93.  Sarah Stout
94.  Scott Jacob Farley
95. Shaan Gan
96.  Simon Woodgett
97. Stephen Jackel
98. Steve Gilks
99.  Stuart Fletcher
100. Terra Wright
101.  Thad Finlayson
102.  Thomas Lord
103. Tom Shaun
104. Tommy Louk
105.  Tristan Colterjohn
106.  Victor Pope
107. Wade Binneboese
108. Wagner Soto




Vegetarians
1. Owen Littman - No seafood
2. Amy Adair - No eggs, milk, cream, nuts.
3. Catherine Glen - Lactose intolerant. Only a little bit of cheese.
4. Katie Vigna - Vegetarian
5. Jillian Locke - Vegetarian
6. Riya Sri-raviculan - Vegetarian
7. Natalia G - No beef, no pork



Lessons


Boarding
Kyle Mullen - 1
Caroline Zeiher - 0
Jillian Locke - 0
Roseanna Mann - 1
Shaan Gan - 0




Skiing
1. Nick Modarelli - 0
2. Katrina Leonoudakis - 0
3. Emily Schneider - 0
4. Scott Jacob Farley- 0
5. Adrianna Busick - 0

Clothing

Hoodies
*Hideaki Fujiwara - L - Hideous Fridge
*Cameron - M - キャメロン・ジョー
*Amy Adair - M - エイミー
*Kyle Mullen - L - カイル先生!
*Lauren Rushford - M - ねぇー!ローレン!?
*Francesca De Munnich - S - Chess
*Jeff Moses - LL - ジェフ
*Patrick Loyer - LL - ShizAJET - Patrick
*Ruby Harris - L - ルビー
*Alejandra Torerro - S - Alee
*Adrianna Busick - LL - 姫様
*Rachel Green - LL - 緑レイ
*Rebecca O’Neil - M - れべっか
*Amber Hermanson - L - Amber
*Marcus Coll - M - M.J.C.
Fred - LL - 富麗都
Kelley Lynch - M - ケリ−
Wagner Soto - LL - 素都
Jillian Locke - S - ジリアン
Jessica Huggins - M - ジェシカ Shannon
Nozomi Kato - M - のぞみ
Hana Joy - M - 白馬五竜
Natalia G - M - Natalia
Hannah Croucher - M - H.J.C.
Keiko Sugihara - M - Keiki
Theo - LL - チーオー
Jessie - LL -粋虎都
Jessie - M- 侍永志華
Gerard Noakes - M - ジェラード
Owen Littman - L - Owen
Katie Autry - M - 白馬五竜
Wade Binneboese - LL - ウェイド
Jillian Hughes - M - ジリアン


Polos
*Jon Rasson - L - ジョン
*Tony Au - L
*Ruby Harris - M - ルビー
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Fred - LL - 富麗都
Ali Cameron - M
Maik Vleck - L - マイク

Double Rooms (First come basis, availability still unknown)
1. Andy and Emily Schneider
2. Thomas Lord and Kath Gilbertson
3. Stephen Jackel and Katherine Vos
4. Lauren Rushford and Kyle Mullen
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5. Ashley Levin & Francesca de Munnich
6. Graeme Parker and Scott Jacob Farley
7. Katie Vigna and Matt Julius Caesar-Gordon

Quad Room
1. Natalia, Pat, Lorus, Hiromi
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 10:16:30 AM by fred »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 01:30:45 PM »
TL:DR

Almost the same as always. Only a few minor differences

1. Party is nomihoudai
2. May have a DJ for the party
3. Drinks buying service removed due to (1)
4. All prices are the same although the hotel has gone up by 500 yen to cover the nomihoudai.


Now just RSVP using the following.....

1. Name :

2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. 2 nights and 2 day pass). PLEASE SPECIFY EXACTLY
Double room (limited availability)?
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?

4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See below for more details)

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?

6. Transport Situation ?

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)

If you came last year and want to know your sizes, here is last years list.

Jan 2013 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1
Feb 2013 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
if i were getting one of those shirts this year i would absolutely get "SNOWTORO" on the name part. any of you may use this name choice with my permission, so long as you thank me in a post on the yeti forums

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 02:23:27 PM »
1. Name : Andy and Emily Schneider

2. Which package are you taking?
Double room (limited availability)  Emily and I would like this if it is still available.


3. Gear Rental: Yes
    If yes, please say what: Andy - board  Emily - ski
    Shoe size:  Andy 29cm  Emily 27cm
    Height: Andy 187cm  Emily 172cm
   
4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See below for more details)

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? - No thanks for now :)

6. Transport Situation - We will be driving in my car.

7. Other Information:  Planning to stay fri and sat night.  I might switch from skiing to boarding if I can do that.  Also, hopefully Emily won't get hit by a truck again so we can actually make it up there this year :)

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 11:29:47 PM »
ell the next step is to RSVP! When you RSVP, please tell me the following.

1. Name :Stephen Jackel and Katherine Vos

2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 2 day pass
Double room if available

3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
    Currently a No on renting anything, although we might change our minds in the ski department

4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? Nope

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?

6. Transport Situation ? Driving.

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)

If you came last year and want to know your sizes, here is last years list.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 10:17:24 AM »
if i were getting one of those shirts this year i would absolutely get "SNOWTORO" on the name part. any of you may use this name choice with my permission, so long as you thank me in a post on the yeti forums

That's excellent. I may take you up on that one.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 10:31:07 AM »
Andy/Emily - I am assuming that you don't want lessons. Is that correct.

Andy/Emily/Stephen/Kat - 1 day pass or 2?

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 12:43:20 PM »
2 for Katherine and I.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 01:25:25 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 06:50:04 PM »
Same.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 01:17:19 PM »
Final Hoodie and Polo design is up in the initial post now.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2013, 01:32:12 PM »

1. Name :Sarah and Nick

2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 1 day pass


3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
A no for me but Nick might need everything, I'll let him get back to you on sizes and whatnot

4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? None for me.  Nick might like a skiing lesson.

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

6. Transport Situation ? Driving.

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)
I'm bringing more shippu than you can shake a stick at so no complaining about the old lady smell emanating from me the day after snowboarding, people!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2013, 01:42:35 PM »
The polo and hoodie designs aren't showing up for me. Are they attachments or embedded?

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2013, 03:22:32 PM »
Sarah - Thanks. I'll wait on Nick to confirm things.

Amanda - Imbedded. I'll add an attachment for you though.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 08:36:21 PM »
1. Name : Terra

2. Which package are you taking? 2 Nights, 2 day ski pass

3. Gear Rental: I am not sure yet. By what date do I absolutely need to confirm this with you?

4. Lessons? No lessons

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? No shirt or hoodie this year. I like totoro but I just feel this year's design isn't quite on par with how epic (sorry Conor I know you hate that word and still read every bit of the forums) last year's design was.

6. Transport Situation ? Driving

7. Other Information: Nope
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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2013, 01:24:21 AM »
Thanks Terra. For the equipment side of stuff, by the RSVP deadline if you can.
Obviously, earlier would be awesome too!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2013, 06:44:40 AM »
(sorry Conor I know you hate that word and still read every bit of the forums) last year's design was.

I'm far more offended by your poor taste in ski trip attire. This is way better than last year's. I showed it to Miki and she was actually wondering if Fred does international orders of yeti gear...

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2013, 08:37:43 AM »
I can ship abroad and have done in the past. As you live in the states, I would probably ask one of Navy friends to post it from base so that it only cost domestic shipping.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2013, 08:56:45 AM »
1. Name : Jonathan Rasson

2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 1 day pass

3. Gear Rental: Yes
    If yes, please say what: skis/boots
    Shoe size:  27
    Height: ~170cm
    Clothes sizes – if you know them in Japanese sizes.
    Gloves/Goggles? Nope

4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level?
None

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
Polo, L, ジョン

6. Transport Situation ? Probably train, otherwise driving.

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc) Nope

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2013, 10:00:53 AM »
Thanks Jon. That's perfect and it's all in the system.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2013, 10:05:52 AM »
(sorry Conor I know you hate that word and still read every bit of the forums) last year's design was.

I'm far more offended by your poor taste in ski trip attire. This is way better than last year's. I showed it to Miki and she was actually wondering if Fred does international orders of yeti gear...

Oh well. I just love me some Shingen.
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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2013, 11:00:40 AM »
1. Amanda Ramond

2. 2 nights, no lift pass this time

3. No thanks

4. N/A

5. Not this time. If it's available for the second trip, I'll consider it again maybe... 

6. Going w/ Terra

7. Yamanashi girls room~ at least with Terra and Catherine haha

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2013, 11:10:34 AM »
That's all done for you Amanda. Room request too. The hoodie/polo will probably be available for the second one too.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2013, 09:49:39 AM »
1. Nick Modarelli

2. 2 nights and 1 day ski pass

3. Yes. Skis (height 173 cm), boots (size 26.5), pants (size 80cm = about 32 - 34 in American size), jacket (medium ? I don't know what size these come in), gloves

4. Skiing. First time. Half Day lesson

5. no shirt or hoodie

6. Driving myself and 2-3 others

7.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2013, 09:17:39 AM »
Hey Everyone,
Just a quick update on how this event is going as it is spread around many kens.

1)   At the moment, we have RSVPs from Chiba (7), Gunma (7), Ishikawa (6), Kanagawa (3), Nagano (1), Saitama (1), Shizuoka (13) and Yamanashi (17). So,  from all over the Kanto region and I am expecting some others.

2)   I currently have 55 confirmed RSVPs or upto 84 if you include the group bookings that I am still waiting on details for. This means that we are at  45% capacity and potentially at over two thirds full already with over a month to go.

3)   If possible, can you get your RSVPs to me soon. Over 60% of the RSVPs I get have requests or I need to clarify some information. The sooner I can get them, the easier it is for me to sort things out for you.
Also, it is really really helpful for hiring cars/vans if we need to. There is only a limited number of vehicles with snow tires for hire, and they get booked early.
We can change certain small details as we go along, but early RSVPs allow us to make a plan for transport to the trip.

4)   The 3 double rooms are all gone and there is a waiting list of 4 couples at the moment. It’s going to be impossible to get one now in my opinion.
The one quad room is also gone, but I will take another provisional booking.
Apart from that, everyone else will be staying in the standard rooms.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2013, 11:29:21 AM »
Hi Fred, here is my RSVP:

1. Name: Wagner Soto

2. Which package are you taking?: Two nights in the regular rooms (I'd like to be in the same room as Kelley Lynch and Victor Pope) and no ski passes for now

3. Gear Rental: For now I'm going to say no to the rental but I will update this if necessary before the deadline.

4. Lessons?: No

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max)?: I think I want a hoodie but I'm not sure yet, I will update you before the deadline.

6. Transport Situation?: I should be getting a ride

7. Other Information: I just want to reserve a spot in the rooms for now. I plan to update my info soon. If I don't update you by the appropriate deadlines, then just go ahead with the hotel booking only.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2013, 02:08:30 PM »
Will do Wags.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2013, 08:07:49 PM »
Hey guys!

Have you heard word from anyone who is possibly heading back home (being somewhere between Kofu and Tsuru) on the Saturday evening? I have made the terrible mistake of double booking myself, but am still trying to salvage one day's worth of skiing. Will be posting this on the facebook group as well. Thanks!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2013, 10:07:18 AM »
At the moment, I haven't heard of anyone heading back on the Saturday night/Sunday morning. However, if I know of anything that fits that bill, I will let you know.
There are also cars from the greater Tokyo area and perhaps Shizuoka that may be able to help. I'll keep my ear to the ground.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2014
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 08:49:29 PM »
Sorry I'm so late. I've been on dozens of hours of trains across Shikoku and Kansai so internet is intermitant.

1. Name: Sairus Delaney

2. Which package are you taking?: Two nights in the regular rooms plus ski passes for the weekenr

3. Gear Rental: No

4. Lessons?: No

5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max)?: None

6. Transport Situation?: I'll make my own way up.

7. Other Information: