Resort Reviews from June 2003

All of the Resort Reviews of Japanese ski and snowboard resorts. Currently 2 reviews.
Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 4th June 2003
Happo-one review by Chris
I think the sheer size of Happo One is what makes this warrant a 3 instead of a 2. The mountain is over-groomed and what is nice and natural on Happo is out of bounds (hit the top, jump the fence and away you go - careful not to start an avalanche and beware sinkholes).

Nasty windshears but the highest mountains always have that.

It's probably a good mountain for beginners but not the best challenge for intermediates and above.
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd June 2003
Hakkoda review by someone
The most important thing to say about Hakkoda is WOW!

The runs off the gondola are amazing and the powder is endless.

There aren't many runs, but the short run of 3.5km more than makes up for that.

There are a few easier runs off the chair lift.

This is a mountain that MUST be experienced.
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