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Most Japanese resorts offer ``kaisu-ken'' usually 10 to 12 rides that can be used over any visits during the season.
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Be careful with them... a single tea-tray lift ain't the same as a gondola!
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View PostMr Wiggles, on 21 October 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

The problem is not locals. Anyone travelling from the city on a ski trip with kids is shelling out a lot for transport (big cars that can carry kids cost more), accom (which charges for kids), very quickly grown-out-of gear (which kids need), onsens (which charge for kids), etc. etc. All of this happens thanks to the existence of the ski resort, who aren't allowed to charge for kids because that would hurt the "future of the sport".


Ski areas are not the only ones who charge less for kids, though. Kids' meals, clothing, gear, and accommodations are all generally cheaper than those for adults.

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Are meals, clothing, gear and accommodation free anywhere at all?

I don't see any problem with charging less than for adults. It's the free thing which is causing a bit of a fuss and I think unwarranted.
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Free? Is that common? I know the Prince resorts have kids free, but didn't realize it was widespread.
Well, I guess it's not widespread where I go.

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Locals should have to pay more. Especially for things like seasons passes. It's not as if they're going to drive somewhere further away. The inflated prices for locals can subsidize the free tickets for out-of-towner's kids thus bringing in more business and revenue.
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Madarao Kogen did a free kids thing for a bit, but last year introduced a small charge.
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Buy the kids some snowshoes....no need for
Lifts and teach them from a young age the importance of 'earning your turns' !!!!!

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but some people may frown at you having your kids hike naked up a ski slope……they may whisper "Jimmy Saville" at you as you go by
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Earning your turns.

What a load of bollocks that phrase is!

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Actually new thead idea...
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http://www.snowjapan...arn-your-turns/

Couldn't think what to write.

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View PostTubbyBeaverinho, on 22 October 2014 - 08:46 AM, said:

but some people may frown at you having your kids hike naked up a ski slope……they may whisper "Jimmy Saville" at you as you go by


Surely that depends on the color/loudness of your ski jump suit that you're wearing at the time?

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Now then Now then!!
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View PostBlack Mountain, on 21 October 2014 - 09:30 PM, said:

Locals should have to pay more. Especially for things like seasons passes. It's not as if they're going to drive somewhere further away. The inflated prices for locals can subsidize the free tickets for out-of-towner's kids thus bringing in more business and revenue.


Not sure that would work?!
The locals are the ones that visit on none-powder and none-bluebird days and probably, none-weekends!! So surely they are the ones that bring the money in the most (including restaurants, lockers, ski/board shops @ the resort) as opposed to out-of-town families? Wouldn't make much sense to piss of your local customers by charging them more!

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Let's penalise your most loyal customers by charging them more than those coming from out of town once in a while....really?!
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Locals should get discounts!

And free stuff.

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And the ability to go to Tokyo return at the same price that Tokyo people can come here!

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Actually less and less locals are skiing or riding. My direct neighbors don't
For my son's age (11) there are only three out of two classes that are members of the alpine ski club. Of course some do join the cross country club, but most of the boys are playing soccer.

They do have certain days for PE on the slopes and maybe some kids will ski by themselves but overall the figures are well down from previous years/generations.

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Loads of locals here don't ski or board (anymore) either.

2 main reasons:

- not interested / got bored
- too busy

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Yeah, I was going to say the same thing.
Most of my daughter's classmates hardly ski. She only does a few days herself now, because she does cross country skiing and that is six days a week.
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Does she enjoy the cross country or is that something she has to do?







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