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
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.