First of all, thank you to SJ and Alpen for sponsoring my ticket.
Took the day off from work and drove out to Happo-one for my first time. There isn't a BIG parking lot with a main lodge like at Hakuba Goryu or Hakuba 47. Instead, there are small parking lots scattered throughout the base, most with parking fees, even though it was this late in the year. The ski slope meshes directly into the small community at the base, so
Happo is a resort that I have held a season pass for a couple of times in the past. The resort itself is a little too bumpy for my taste, but the main selling point for me is the easy access to the backcountry from the top Grat Quad lift.
I also used to like the ‘High Cascade Park’ that was a feature for a few seasons on the course far skiers left of the resort, served by the Kitaone 3