I frequently travel overseas for work, and about once every year will stay out over a weekend for back-to-back trips. One year I was able to arrange some fantastic skiing in Austria. Looks like I might be able to arrange another boondoggle ski weekend, I mean save the company money weekend in South Korea or preferably Japan sometime around mid-March. For sake of convenience, Nagano Prefecture is the most likely area I could ski.
Any possibility of picking some rec race time in Japan, something like a NASTAR GS? Might be good fun & I'm sure the locals will get a kick out of seeing a semi-Sumo-size racer on their course. I'm definitely not a SL guy, so something like a modified GS or even full GS would be great. I should have a Saturday and a Sunday free.
I'd need advice regarding location and where to rent decent skis, as I probably don't want to haul mine around. I'd bring my own boots and other gear, but I'm wondering how easy it will be to find skis with bindings to accommodate a 335mm BSL.
For some background- Last season was my first for beer league and NASTAR. A very humbling start, but now I have improved and am more or less middle of the pack. I'm ranked nationally at the top of my NASTAR Silver division, assuming my next few races don't completely kick me into the rock bottom of the Gold division. I've run 3 full length, steep pitch GS races- not well, but I wasn't last & finished all runs. My regular beer league course is ~30 seconds and NASTAR ~25 seconds.
Any advice welcome, even if general skiing advice for Japan given a racing interest.