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    Anyone would want to learn skiing?

    I am looking for opportunities to learn skiing and I think the upcoming Nov is a good start. Any places around here, like Japan or Northern part of China. Anyone has interest to learn or has some info to share? Thanks.


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    I think the season in Japan doesn't really start before x'mas, or? This said, I was a few times in Hakuba and it's great. You can rent the very best equipment and the cost is relatively acceptable. The Alps certainly ain't cheaper.

    I never skied in China. My imagination prevents that. And what I heard, cost is probably higher then Japan.

    PS: For Japan try this forum >> http://www.snowjapanforums.com

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    I know how to ski


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    going a bit off topic here if u dont mind. but is there any groups where people come together to go on short ski trips together? say to korea, japan or china. i wanna go skiing this winter but my friends arent too fond of skiing..

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    There are some local ski forums. And there are some groups that go to places. A few years ago there was HK group in the same hotel I stayed in Hakuba (group leader broke his arm on day 1.)

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    u can try slope infinity in Fortress Hill and see if u like skiiing


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    Quote Originally Posted by salmon05:
    u can try slope infinity in Fortress Hill and see if u like skiiing
    That's like taking the tram from Central to Wanchai to see if you like travelling.

    Indoor ski (or summer/glacier ski) is a very different experience from alpine ski.
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    Agree that the surface, feeling, sliding and balancing is a bit different. but y not just give a try and see if he likes it or not.


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    I understand what you mean. I like to go to the top of the mountain in Happo-One and slide slowly all the way down. I think it takes about 30 Minutes. And it's totally suitable for beginners.

    If you never skied before I suggest snow-blades. That are very short skis, below 1m long with strong carver characteristics. They are very easy to handle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dayve:
    going a bit off topic here if u dont mind. but is there any groups where people come together to go on short ski trips together? say to korea, japan or china. i wanna go skiing this winter but my friends arent too fond of skiing..
    I'm up for that too, maybe we can get a group together?

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