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

Reviews of Hakuba Happo-one resort in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture. Currently 12 reviews.
Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Olympic resort in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture.

Big wide courses on an impressive mountain - good for both skiers and snowboarders. There are other resorts nearby worth checking out - especially Hakuba 47, Goryu, and Tsugaike Kogen.

Well worth a trip.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Great big impressive looking place slap bang in the middle of the Hakuba town area.

Love it.

Just so many runs to choose from, and with good conditions most of the season, it's one of those "can't miss" places.

Can't wait to go back.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Really great powder for boarding.

Great for beginners and advanced.

Walking distance to pensions.

Highly recommended.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Happo-one is great for skiers because it has narrower runs, steeper gradients and more opportunities than most resorts to hit a few bump runs.

It is not as easy to get off-piste here because instead of just ropes, they have a lot of walls and you-will-be walking gulleys.

Great snow, but watch out for total white-outs and wind storms at the top. Last weekend they had to close the top of the mountain.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
I snowboard and I have checked out all the resorts in the Hakuba area.

By far this is the best I have been to. On a day when the powder is kickin there is no better place to be.

The place lacks in off course runs but in a 1 to 10 scale I would have to give it a strong 7
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Snowboarders dont seem to like this place, and I dont really understand why, on a powder day Happo kicks butt, it far superior to Goryu or 47 in terms of freeriding, and too steep?? Come off it guys its not too steep at all.

Sure skiers love to make loads of mogul fields but there is plenty of other places to explore to the sides of main runs.

On a powder day dont dream of going anywhere else in Hakuba, except
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Bound for Hakuba, from your train seat or over your steering wheel, you begin to see ski slopes streaming down the steep sides of the Northern Alps that surround Hakuba valley. When you pull into town you see a massive snow shrouded mountain, lifts running up above the tree line, lodges perched on mountain at different altitudes, slopes wrapping themselves around the mountain, disappearing into ravines and behind ridge lines.

Your looking at Happo-one, host to the 1998 Olympic Down
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
This is truly one of the best resorts in Japan (ex Hokkado of course).

It gets VERY crowded on the top runs late in the day so best to get move to other areas after around 2pm.

Amazing mogul runs and steep grades make it more of a skiiers mountain so boarders may not be fully satisfied and better off at 47 or Goryu.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
The main Nagano Olympic venue and a great place for skiers. Loads of varied courses, good snow in season, amazing views, the ski jumps.

Can get crowded and not exactly the most boarder-open resort in Japan, but a great place for skiers who want to experience one of the giant Japan resorts.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
"Let's Olympic skiing for our healthy and heartful life in Japan".

Isn't that how they advertised it? No?..... sorry it's just me being silly.

Well, what can I say, Happo-one is a skiers resort. Yes, boarders are allowed, but it is still very much a skiers place - and a good one at that. Good choice of slopes, good snow for the most part, breathtaking views (you MUST go to the top on a good weather day).

Let's going!
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
Spent the last weekend at Happo-one and had a wicked time.

There was so much snow that you didn't need to go hunting for the powder.

Having said that I'm not sure how good it is for boarders if there isn't so much fresh powder.
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Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Hakuba Happo-one review (submitted before 2003)
One of the biggest resorts in the country and many peoples favorite.

Has opened up more to snowboarders over the last few years.

What more to say - excellent place, go there!
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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

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