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YETI Ski Trip 2015
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:17:01 PM »
I know you’ve all been holding your breath for this one and here it is!

YETI Ski Trip 2015.

 
What: Skiing and snowboarding in Nagano
When: January 23rd(pm)-25th/26th 2015
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:
14,000 yen ( 2 nights accommodation), 2 day weekend Ski pass (+7500), 1 day weekend pass (+4500), Weekday pass (+3000 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 again!!!
- There will be a boat race again with America hoping to hold onto it's crown
- 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
 
Unfortunately, with the tax increase that came through this year, the hotel (+500), ski passes (+500 per day) and clothing (+200) have gone up. The premium room rates, rental rates  and lessons have not increased. I’m still working with all the companies to see if I can get the aforementioned prices down to pre-tax increase prices.     


PLEASE RSVP ASAP or by January 17th. The clothing deadline is Jan 14th.

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: (http://goo.gl/maps/VJjnK)

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 their being a valid-licence holding driver to drive the rental van.
 
Approximate costs:
- Vans from Kofu : 6500 yen round trip
- Vans from Fujiyoshida/Tsuru/Otuski : 7500 yen ( 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 : 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.
 
- Chiba/Tokyo buses (Straight to Hakuba Goryu)
http://www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/hakuba_shinjuku/ (3rd and 4th table down)
http://highway-buses.jp/hakuba/   {As above but in English. The winter schedule is missing but hit reservation and it will have the winter schedule for you)

 
Shirt Info
The official YETI Ski trip 2015 polo shirts and hoodies are designed by Ben Lenoir, Katherine Vos and Danny Burton! 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 - 3200 yen
  • Hoodie -  4200 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. staying 2 nights and pass for Saturday and Sunday)
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)?
 
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? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)
 
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 2014 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1
Feb 2014 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KwLcXa4sprC2EVfpA5Zn4ZJFHoraYQZuu5vfjQ4BPRM/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.
 
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://spicy.co.jp/en_price/
http://www.hakuba-rental.com/rental-prices-english.php
 
They are roughly 3800-6400/7000-11000 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 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 snow tyres, 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(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.

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.  Aaron Wilson
2.  Adam Chantri
3.  Adam Mills
4.  Alejandra Torrero
5. Ali Cameron
6. Allen Agunday
7. Allison Lewis
8. Amanda Ng
9. Amanda Ramond
10.  Amina Dante
11.  Amy Adair
12.  Andy Schneider
13. Andy Shartzer
14.  Angela Donley
15.  Ann Duong
16.  Anthony Orlando
17.  Anya Destiney
18.  Ashly Schanback
19.  Atsutoshi Hoshino
20.  Becky Robbins
21.  Ben Franks
22. Ben Lenoir
23. Ben Nguyen
24. Ben Palmer
25. Bethany Melendy
26.  Brinna Keillor
27. Carrie Hartinger
28. Cecilia Chu
29.  Charlie Cook
30. Chris Moon
31. Chris Odom
32. Claire Seney
33. Dan Campbell
34. Daniel Lawson
35.  Dick Cheese
36.  Ed Cary
37.  Elaisha Martis-Geor
38. Ellie Michalik
39. Emily Schneider
40.  Erin Jones
41. Frances Vistaner
42. Frank Lee
43.  Fred
44. Glenn Thomas
45. Hamish Watt
46.  Hannah Croucher
47.  Hideaki Fujiwara
48. Hiroko Matsuda
49. Hiroshi Misawa
50. Howard Lofland
51. Hunter West
52.  Jackie Lewis
53. Jerry Rock-Archer
54.  Josh Anthony
55. Josh Walters
56. Joshua Andrews
57. Joshua Franklin
58.  Julian Andujar
59. Junko Kimura
60. Kaitlyn Smith
61.  Kanako Kura
62.  Karen Duong
63.  Katherine Vos
64.  Katie Autry
65.  Katrina Caudill
66.  Kelley Lynch
67. Kevin Marr
68. Kimberly Smith
69. Kimmai Vo
70.  Kira Richards
71.  Kristen Mancini
72.  Kristen Roth
73. Kristin Wilson
74. Lauren Kawamura
75.  Luke Javelle
76. Machiko Fujimoto
77. Maik Vleck
78. Mako Shirakawa
79. Mario
80.  Matthew Storry
81. Megan Doi
82.  Melinda Marquardt
83.  Mike Martin
84.  Mitch Goddard
85.  Nathan Post
86.  Natsumi Honda
87.  Nic Aleksejev
88.  Nick Bukowski
89.  Owen Littmann
90.  Pat Penny
91.  Peter Frazer
92. Phil Holliday
93.  Rebecca O'Neil
94.  Robbie Blackburn
95. Rochelle Zheng
96. Rosanna Tang
97. Ruby Harris
98.  Ryan Walker
99.  Sairus Delaney
100.  Sam Corpuz
101.  Sara Wells
102.  Sarah Anderson
103.  Sarah Meadley
104. Scott Farley
105.  Shohei Cereste
106.  Stephen Jackel
107.  Taylor Welsh
108.  Tessa Filby
109. Todd
110.  Victor Chuah
111.  Victor Pope
112. Victoria Vlisides
113. Wagner Soto
114. Yaroslava Timoshenko



 
Vegetarians
Joshua Andrews - Pescatarian (Main meal but no pork)
Samantha Corpuz- Vegetarian but no mushrooms (Veg meal)
Amy Adair- no nuts or dairy (Main meal but no sauces)
Angela Donley - Allergic to tomato and konnyaku (Main meal)
Daniel Lawson - Gluten Free diet (Main meal)
Katrina Caudill - Vegetarian
Sarah Meadley - Gluten allergy (Main meal but no sauces)
Emily Schneider - No shellfish (Vegetarian)




 
 

Lessons

 
Boarding
Melinda Marquardt - 1
Sairus Delaney - 3 (Sat PM)
Ed Cary - 1
Anya Destiney -1
Andy Shartzer - 2


 
Skiing

Rosanna Tang - 1
Betheny Melendy - 1
Claire Seney - 1
Kimmai Vo - 1
Emily Schneider - 3
Andy Schneider - 6
 


Clothing
 
Hoodies
 




*Fred - LL - 風烈斗
*Katherine Vos - LL - キャサリン
*Stephen Jackel - LL - スティーブン
*Ben Lenoir - L - ベンシャミン
*Hamish Watt - L - Watt?
*Sarah Anderson - M - サラ
*Alejandro Torrero - S- Alee
*Cecilia Chu - S - Cece Chu
*Rosanna Tang - L - 西桂町のバラ
*Jeff Moses - LL - No text
*Amina Dante - 3L - アミナ
*Betheny Melendy - 3L - Melendy
*Jared Miracle - M - ミラクル博士
*Amy Adair- M - エイミー
*Ellie Michalik - M - エリー
*Claire Seney - LL - Claire
*Rochelle Zheng - S
*Lauren Kawamura - L - 川村・お染め
*Kaitlyn Smith - S
*Peter Frazer- L- ピーター
*Kristen Roth - LL - クリスティン
*Wagner Soto - LL - ソトさん
*Aaron Wilson - 3L - Wilson
*Becky Robbins - M - ベッキー
*Ruby Harris - L - ルビー
*Kimma Vo - M - Kimmai
*Chris Odom - 3L
*Andy Schartzer - LL - アンディ
Nathan Post - M - Nate


Polos
*Fred - LL - 風烈斗
Ruby Harris - L - ルビー

Double Rooms (First come basis, 3 rooms)
1. Andy and Emily Schneider (Room 305)
2. Katherine Vos and Stephen Jackel.
3. Sam Corpuz and Patrick Penny
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(Waiting list)
4. Ali Cameron and Junko Kimura (Room 101 ok)
5. Maik Vleck and Natsume Honda (Room 102 ok)

Quad Room
Tessa Filby, Chris Moon, Daniel Lawson, and Ruby Harris
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 02:35:55 PM by fred »

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 10:18:03 PM »
TL:DR

Same as last year. Only differences worth noting are...

1) Hotel, Ski passes, clothing have gone up slightly due to the tax increase.
2) All other costs have stayed the same
3) Pikachu!!!!

RSVP in this format

1. Name :
 
2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. staying 2 nights and pass for Saturday and Sunday)
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)?
 
4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See main text for more details)
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
(see attachment to main post for a more detailed version)
 
6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)
 
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 2014 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z6_3LMw4e4rF0AA9AKpAL81nVlsrn5y_35pxM_FmrVU/edit?pli=1
Feb 2014 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KwLcXa4sprC2EVfpA5Zn4ZJFHoraYQZuu5vfjQ4BPRM/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!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »
1. Name : Andy and Emily Schneider
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights  (Friday and Sat) and two days skiing.
Do you want a double room (limited availability) Yes please  (same as last year if possible)

 
3. Gear Rental: Yes
    If yes, please say what: skis & boots
    Shoe size:  Andy 29.0cm  Emily 27.0cm
    Height: Andy 187cm  Emily 172cm
 
4. Lessons? No thank you.
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? No thank you.
 
6. Transport Situation? I will drive my car and can take a few people with if they are leaving early afternoon Friday.
 
7. Other Information: I love this ski trip!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 10:42:53 PM »
1. Name : Katherine Vos & Stephen Jackel
 
2. Which package are you taking? 2 nights and 2 days skiing for both of us
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? YES PLEASE

 
3. Gear Rental: Yes / No? YES
    If yes, please say what: Skis!
    Shoe size: N/A
    Height: **cm (if you require board / skis) TBD
    Clothes sizes – N/A
    Gloves/Goggles? Size (S/M/L)? TBD
 
4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? No thanks!
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ? YES, TBD
 
6. Transport Situation?  Driving
 
7. Other Information: Fred makes me tingle in my happy place...and by that I mean my elbow. <3

Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 06:53:10 AM »
I'll be there!

Just need the hotel
No skiing
Hoody. I'll update sizing later

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 04:33:04 PM »
1. Name : Sara Wells
 
2. Which package are you taking? (i.e. staying 2 nights and pass for Saturday and Sunday)
2 nights/no ski pass
Do you want a double room (limited availability)?
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ?
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
    Nope.
 
4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See main text for more details)
    Nope.
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
(see attachment to main post for a more detailed version)
     Nope.

6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)
     I'm driving so no one can complain about how much space my CRATE OF BOARD GAMES takes up.
 
7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)
     Kangaroos have three vaginas.

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 11:28:45 AM »
Andy - That's perfect. i've added it all! Love you guys too!
Kathy - Get back to me on those rental stuff when you get a chance. Also, hoodies for both of you? Again, sizes and names would be good. Elbow? Is that what all the crazy kids are calling it nowadays?  :-P
Ben - Yup. Get back to me on that one!
Sara - I actually googled that! Mind blown!

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 01:14:42 PM »
How much would it be to just come up Saturday and stay the night? There's a possibility that I might need to do that.

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 01:44:20 PM »
What time were you thinking of coming up?
With the evening meal, 1 breakfast, party and the nomihoudai, looking at 9000 or 9500 all in.
If you are coming up later than that, I'll have to ask.

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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 06:02:34 PM »
Just a little update before we head into the New Year. We are now sitting at 50RSVPs. If you would like a double room, I will have to add you to the waiting list.
Some of you still need to get me your details for the Hoodies and Polos too! I need to know size and name!

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 09:02:16 AM »
1. Names : Wagner Soto and Kelley Lynch
 
2. Which package are you taking?
2 nights (Friday and Saturday) /no ski pass (Please put Kelley and Wagner in a room together.)
 
3. Gear Rental: Yes / No?
No
 
4. Lessons? Boarding or Skiing? Level? (See main text for more details)
No
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? What size and name (20 characters max) ?
(see attachment to main post for a more detailed version)
Yes, a hoodie for Wagner, LL size (ソトさん)
Nothing for Kelley


6. Transport Situation? (i.e. got a ride, need a ride, taking the train etc)
Possibly taking the train.

7. Other Information: (planning to stay only one night / vegetarian meals required / etc)
No.

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2015, 12:01:40 AM »
Ok. I've got all of that now!

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 08:46:11 AM »
1. Name : Sairus Delaney
 
2. Which package are you taking? staying 2 nights and pass for Saturday and Sunday)
Do you want a double room (limited availability)? No
Do you want a quad room (limited availability) ? No
 
3. Gear Rental: No
   
4. Lessons?
Yes
Boarding or Skiing? Boarding
Level? 1 or 2 (I've gone on the trip twice now so I can feather pretty easily, but everything else resulted in a cracked rib last year)
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? A hoodie? No
 
6. Transport Situation? Need a ride, but am happy to take the train if none are available.
 
7. Other Information: Blah

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 09:26:55 AM »
Cool. Added this for you Sairus.

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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 02:51:07 PM »
1. Name : Chris Odom
 
2. Which package are you taking? I am staying 2 nights, leaving Sunday
Do you want a double room? No preference.
Do you want a quad room? No preference.
 
3. Gear Rental: No
 
4. Lessons? No. Boarding or Skiing? No. Level? Elite noob.
 
5. Do you want a polo shirt? No. A hoodie? Yes. What size and name? 2XL or the equivalent; Orange on grey please.
 
6. Transport Situation? Arranged transport with a group assembling at Kofu Station.
 
7. Other Information: I have my laptop and Netflix for those eschewing the slopes...

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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2015, 02:55:28 PM »
Ok. Got this. Just need a name for the hoodie!

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2015, 08:51:20 AM »
Hi Everyone!
Well, the ski trip is only just over a week away and things are going well. We only have about 14 spots left and they are slowly being filled!

Please get in touch if you want to take one of those spots. If you want a hoodie/polo, just let me know and I'll talk to the printer and see if we can squeeze your order in.

Also, I talked to the owner and I can also get passes to Hakuba Happo-one resort for the same price as Goryu! Its about 7km away from the hotel and although there are buses (apparently) it would be best to go there by car.
I can get passes for Sat or Sat+Sun.
If you want to go, just let myself know and I can change it for you.

In the days running up to the 23rd, I'll be posting a bunch of things, so keep your eyes out for them!

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2015, 02:49:46 AM »
Hi Everyone,
Only a few days to go and a few things for you.

1) Currently, we are sitting at 107 RSVPs which means we have some space at the hotel if you want to join us. Just get in touch with me.
If you cancel now, there may be a small cancellation fee depending on what the companies say.

2) If you are renting, have dietary needs or ordered lessons, please check out the following google doc and get back to me by Wednesday morning and it'll get adjusted accordingly.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zrqUMcQdOL9LF8HXsI8K1qMxh0pBBXk8_XJI2u513dE/edit?usp=sharing

3) If you want a hoodie/polo, get in touch and I will ring the printers and see if we can do a last minute order.

4) There are still spots open for the beginner lessons for both boarding and skiing. 5250 yen for 3 hours instruction. Intermediate and above will be the market rate of 6000 yen for 2 hours.

5)   The room allocations will be decided on Wednesday night and then posted for you.

6)   A lot of you have been asking about the second ski trip and it is scheduled for the weekend of Feb 28th/March 1st. There are 65 spaces at the Aqua Alpine hotel and an event will be launched soon. We have the whole hotel this time! So write that in your diary!

7)   Looks like we are looking at good driving conditions for the friday night as no real snowforecast. Guess we'll have to keep checking it.
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Hakuba47/6day/mid

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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 11:50:49 PM »
Hi Everyone,

This should be the last update on the trip now and it looks like it is going to be a record breaker with 114 people! Anyway, here is everything you need to know

1) Getting to the trip
Googlemaps link : http://goo.gl/maps/VJjnK
Roads are looking pretty clear at the moment and according to the current forecast, driving conditions are good.
For those of you who aren't experienced with driving in snow, just drive within your limits. Remember that gentle inputs are best and leave a bigger gap between cars as  braking distances will be longer. There is no shame in letting other cars overtake you either!

Also, old school printable instructions for those without GPS or want to program a Navi for Lady Diana.If you are using the Chuo Expressway (Yamanashi/Shizuoka/Kanagawa and Tokyo), use this link
http://yetijapan.com/docs/ski_trip_2014/Hakuba%20trip%20direction%20-%20Yamanashi+Shizuoka+Kanagawa+Tokyo%20-%20Feb%2019th%202014.pdf
If using the Kan-etsu/Joshin-etsu expressway (Gunma/Chiba and possibly Saitama/Tokyo), use this link
http://yetijapan.com/docs/ski_trip_2014/Hakuba%20trip%20direction%20-%20Chiba+Gunma+Saitama+Ishikawa%20-%20Feb%2019th%202014.pdf

Ishikawa peeps, sorry but I’m not sure which direction you’ll be coming from. Either document will give you detailed instruction for the final part.
Hakuba Road webcam : http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcam-hakuba-roads-nagano

2) The hotel is providing body soap, shampoo, conditioner and towels, so you don't need to pack that.

3) Rentals, Clothing orders, Special Dietary needs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zrqUMcQdOL9LF8HXsI8K1qMxh0pBBXk8_XJI2u513dE/edit?usp=sharing

4) Room allocations.
I've done the allocations to the best of my knowledge and honoured all of the requests. It takes an awfully long time to do. If you want to swap rooms, feel free to. However, I will not have the time to help you with that.


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Room 11
Angela Donley
Ellie Michalik
Kaitlyn Smith
Kristen Roth
Melinda Marquardt
Rebecca O'Neil
Rochelle Zheng
Victoria Vlisides
 
Room 12
Anthony Orlando
Glenn Thomas
Howard Lofland
Hunter West
Jackie Lewis
Julian Andujar
Kevin Marr
Mario
Todd
 
Room 23
Amy Adair
Ashly Schanback
Becky Robbins
Ben Nguyen
Cecilia Chu
Hamish Watt
Hannah Croucher
Joshua Andrews
Kimberly Smith
Kristen Mancini
Kristin Wilson
Machiko Fujimoto
Mitch Goddard
Owen Littmann
Peter Frazer
Robbie Blackburn
Sarah Anderson
Shohei Cereste
 
Room 25
Amanda Ng
Brinna Keillor
Frances Vistaner
Hiroko Matsuda
Kanako Kura
Kira Richards
Sarah Meadley
Yaroslava Timoshenko
 
Room 26
Adam Chantri
Ben Palmer
Dan Campbell
Joshua Franklin
Victor Chuah
 
Room 27
Ryan Walker
Victor Pope
Wagner Soto
Kelley Lynch
Katie Autry
Scott Farley

Lady Diana
 
Room 307
Erin Jones
Alejandra Torrero
Karen Duong
Megan Doi
Ann Duong
Allison Lewis
Amanda Ramond
Sara Wells
Lauren Kawamura
Kimmai Vo
Bethany Melendy

 
Room 308
Katherine Vos
Stephen Jackel
 
Room 310
Chris Odom
Ed Cary
Luke Javelle
Phil Holliday
Andy Shartzer
Ben Franks
Aaron Wilson
Frank Lee
Sairus Delaney
 
Room 311
Tessa Filby
Chris Moon
Daniel Lawson
Ruby Harris
 
Room 305
Andy Schneider
Emily Schneider
 
Room 306
Pat Penny
Sam Corpuz
 
Room 303
Amina Dante
Elaisha Martis-Geor
Carrie Hartinger
Katrina Caudill
 
Room 302
Rosanna Tang
Anya Destiney
Ben Lenoir
Claire Seney
Josh Anthony
Taylor Welsh
 
Room 301
Fred
Nick Bukowski
Hideaki Fujiwara
Hiroshi Misawa
Mike Martin
 
Room 201
Charlie Cook
Mako Shirakawa
Jerry Rock-Archer
Matthew Storry
 
Room 101
Ali Cameron
Junko Kimura
 
Room 102
Maik Vleck
Natsumi Honda
 
Room 106
DC
Atsutoshi Hoshino
Nick
Adam
Allen Agunday
Josh Walters
Nathan Post



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Re: YETI Ski Trip 2015
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 09:22:46 AM »
Morning Everyone,
I thought I’d send you a quick post trip message….

Firstly,  thank you to everybody who came on the trip this year. We had 114 people, which was a new record and it went pretty smoothly.
As is inevitable with a trip this big, there were a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed quickly.

Conditions were pretty good on the slopes and Sunday was especially good.
The party was hectic! Plenty of people dancing, plenty of games too. The Rest of the World took back the boat race crown in a very very tense race, which I am obviously happy about!

I also want to give a big shout out to all the people who helped out, before and during the trip. From those who helped to  co-ordinate RSVPs and transport, those who helped with setting up and tidying up the hotel and all the little things in-between, it made the trip the success that it was. Thank you ever so much.

Finally, three things….
1. The 2nd ski trip will be coming up soon! 65 spots at Aqua Alpine and currently negotiating the ability to stay a 3rd night too! Should be up this evening when I get some prices finalized.
2. I am still taking orders for hoodies and polos. I have to do a second run and if you want one, let me know.
3. Let me know if you forgot anything and I’ll see if I can find it.