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

Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
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 a 2 week stay and are counting the days. Wonderful place!
Date visited: From 07 January, 2014 To 17 January, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Very good - all runs open
Things I liked: Snow conditions, variety of terrain, friendliness of locals, very reasonable prices
Things I didn't like: Unlike any other place I have skied (resorts in USA, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland) there were absolutely no negative aspects to skiing in Hakuba !!
Recommended for: Skiers
Snowboarders
Authentic Japan experience
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Hakuba Happo-one

白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 79
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 79
Lift system: 75
Apres ski: 61

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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