Need some urgent advice
I'm flying to Japan in two days and will be skiing in Niseko. We are staying at Hilton Niseko Village and as this is a family holiday to Japan (not meant specifically for skiing), I will only be able to ski for 2.5 days while there. The rest of the time, we'll be travelling around Japan and sightseeing.
I'm a relatively good all mountain skiier and absolutely in love with my Volkl Kenja 163cm. The question is, should I bring my skis or should I just bring my boots and rent skis...
The rental price seems a bit steep in Niseko, especailly since I won't be skiing consecutive days and will therefore need to rent on a daily basis. I travel a lot and as such would not have to pay extra luggage fee at all if I bring my own skis on the flight. I also have a hardcase (sportstube) for my skis, so not so much to worry about in terms of broken equipment during transit. What would be a bit annoying though is that we'll also be travelling around Japan by train and I don't exactly want to be dragging a pair of skis - though if it's worthwhile, I wouldn't mind.
- Is it worth bringing my Kenja? is it even suitable for Niseko?
- What are my rental options there? Closest to the Hilton seems to be the rental shop at the gondola station, but I couldn't find a website for this shop and am guessing that I probably can't pre-book.
- How's the selection of female all mountain skis there?
Thank you all so much in advance!