Hakuba Happo-one resort review (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Reviews of Hakuba Happo-one resort in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture. Currently 77 reviews.
Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by cody on 11th March 2015
Great snow interesting terrain
This was my first visit to Hakuba after spending many years at Niseko and Rusutsu, on the island of Hokkaido.
I was impressed!
The terrain was better than I expected and more varied.
We skied the resorts of Happo One, Goryu, Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike. We missed Cortina and Iwataki because of bad weather.
My preference was Happo One, probably because on the days we skied there we had mostly good dry powder.
I would have liked to have spent more time in the trees
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Mewerner on 17th February 2015
We love to ski!
We just returned from a wonderful week long ski adventure in JaPow! Two dads and four young adults. We are expert Colorado skiers and boarders. What else can we say - we loved everything about our trip to Japan, the resorts, the snow, the acomodations and the food. It snowed about four feet (130 cm) during the week.

We spent four days in Niseko, skiing five different resorts, and then Four days in Hakuba. We recommend
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by levydaniel6 on 17th February 2015
Happy at Happo
I went to Happo-one on Jan 26 and had a great day. The snow wasn't the best, as it was a little bit warm (3 degrees) but there was still some good deeper pockets to be found in the trees.

I was surprised at how much larger the mountain was compared to the other Hakuba resorts. You could definitely spend a few days there without getting bored of the terrain. The runs were pretty long and the grooming was excellent.

I had
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by lh2705 on 11th February 2015
Awesome first trip to Japan
Was my first trip to Japan as a whole and I'm glad I chose to visit Nagano/Hakuba for snowboarding.

The slopes were well taken care of and freshly groomed daily. Runs were smooth when the resort opened every morning.

Getting here was easy, travel time wasn't too bad only about 2.5 hours from Tokyo. Left Tokyo in the morning at about 8.00am and was checked-in and snowboarding by 12.30pm.

Hakuba town in general was very tourist friendly, maps and brochures everywhere to
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by thecharliebs on 10th February 2015
Snowtime!
Habuba is not your classic European or North American ski resort.

First, the not so great. As is clear before going the hills are not linked in the way you would anticipate them if you ski regularly in Europe, but a handy and easy bus service is there to ferry you to your selected day’s ski area. This while adding to the hassle does create the variety you may seek.

Neither is the lift infrastructure what you might
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Simone21 on 8th February 2015
Something for everyone
This is a huge resort and sometimes a little difficult to navigate. One wrong turn and you end up at the bottom of a lift you hadn't intended to be at or possibly going down a black mogul run when you thought you were on a red run...

But if you keep you wits about you this resort is a lot of fun.

I'm an intermediate skier and was with 8 snow boarders (from beginner to advanced) and everyone got something
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Big Al on 1st February 2015
Fantastic
Further to my review of Happo One based on our visit last year, this report is based on this year's January visit. I will also post separate reports for Goryu/47, Iwatake and Cortina as I skied those resorts on this trip too.

Starting with Happo One (skied 3 days) this really is the biggest and best in the Hakuba Valley with something for everyone.

BTW one of the days skied here was courtesy of SnowJapan's very kind awarding of a lift
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by mike11085 on 10th January 2015
Outstanding Hakuba
Having skied throughout Europe I was entering the unknown of skiing in Japan.

All I have to say now is that it is beyond outstanding!!

Staying in the beautiful Sierra Resort Hakuba, we were shuttled daily to different points to start our skiing.

On arrival I headed straight to the slopes of Nakiyama for some night skiing which was great to dust off the cobwebs. The slope would be appropriate for beginners up wards and even for children to do sledging at
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Coreoperca on 9th January 2015
Became my favorite area
I visited Happo for the first time last year. I knew the place for long time but never had chance to visit until then.

I only had a day to ski the area , surely not enough time to explore such a big resort.

5000 yen for a day pass is little expensive compare to other ski resorts, but its worth it.

I will definitely go back again.

Lots of Onsen to relax after back from the mountain and good local
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Big Al on 1st January 2015
Fantastic skiing in a fantastic resort
We actually skied Happo One, Goryu/47 and Tsugaike Kogen.

Mixed ability family who all enjoyed the fantastic conditions, great variety of terrain and unbelievable hospitality from the locals.

On this latter point, the contrast between warring with the Germans to try to get a beer at the Café Sailer in St. Anton, Austria, and enjoying a discourse with the hugely welcoming and friendly Japanese in any mountain or resort café/restaurant, could not be greater.

We're going back next week for
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by monkey4 on 13th December 2014
Big Hill, Lots of fun
Last season I went with a group of people of different skiing abilities.

There was enough terrain of different levels to keep it interesting and for everyone to enjoy.

It was my first time at Happo-one so I am keen to return and experience it when the snow gods are kinder.

It's a resort that everyone should ski at least once.

The lift system is good, there is plenty of places to stop for breaks.
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Hakuba Happo-one
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Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by LuvHaks on 9th December 2014
Day Number 1
I love Happo-one. It's better for skiers and boarders due to the moguls - and if you are a skier that doesn't like moguls it's less attractive - but still it's a big mountain and so a lot of choice.

First turns over the weekend and it was great to be on the snow again. Decent amount up on the mountain but could do with more and of course need more to get fully open.

Still, season in and the
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Hakuba Happo-one

白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1831m
Min. elevation: 760m
Vertical: 1071m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 8000m
Number of lifts: 23

Location of Hakuba Happo-one