I visited Happo-one three times this last 17-18 season.
Timing was good on each with at least good conditions from base to top.
Lots of vertical top-bottom here, and so even when conditions might not be perfect at base you can often enjoy really great snow on the upper areas of the resort. And from what I heard the season was generally pretty good and definitely better than 16-17.
When I went it was pretty busy and a fair "foreigner" presence. The