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

Hakuba Happo-one
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.
Date visited: From February, 2003
Snow condition on visit: Powdery at top, slush at bottom
Things I liked: Big
Things I didn't like: Too groomed, and not much variety

Hakuba Happo-one

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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