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Address: Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301 , Nagano Prefecture
Activities: Skiing

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powder

awesome snow in January and february. best backcountry. lifts don't get too crowded, enough courses to choose. Nice long beginners slopes for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

awesome snow in January and february. best backcountry. lifts don't get too crowded, enough courses to choose. Nice long beginners slopes for kids.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With so many ski areas to chose from this was a great location. The local bus service is very good, and buses routes link up to all the resorts and are free. There is also a limited evening bus. There are an abundant amount of restaurants to chose from for the evening with various options, Japanese, Italian, western food. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loved the free bus shuttles around the resort, amazingly cheap food for a ski resort on and off the slopes. Very friendly people, safe destination.

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Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A few ski slopes are still open in late April, but nothing for beginners! I was able to try snowshoeing and just playing in the snow. There are several Onsens in town, so those and the Cherry blossoms are worth seeing in late April to early May.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best snowboarding! Second to none. - cheap lift tickets - amazing snow - very quiet and not busy...short lift lines

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Such a lovely place with lovely people, will definitely be going back next year, very reasonable price for ski lift passes and many options for food and drinks which were not over priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

great variety of mountains to explore for all levels, wide open groomers, some steep some not so, plenty blue bird days, powder days. easy access to all areas! perfect late season riding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great resort, abundant lifts, amazing views. Food options in cafeteria were a plenty and the cost was very reasonable to value for money. The only dislike was having to leave in the afternoons.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Hakuba was amazing! The best way to get there that we discovered was the Chuo Taxi from Narita airport. Save the bus/train trip for going home because at the start of your trip you just want to get there asap! Chuo taxi collect you from the airport and take you straight to Hakuba, about a 5-6 hour drive with 2... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went to Japan skiing for the first time this year. There is quite a variety of lifts, gondolas etc. The Hakuba village does have a shuttle which is convenient most of the times but if you have just missed one you can have quite a wait. There are skiing and boarding lessons available also.

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