great outdoors, cold alpine weather, awesome snowcapped mountain even in october, great for hiking, beautiful peaceful village & houses to explore, and most of all its Japan
lots of snow, heaps of runs to choose from, access to Hakuba 47 snowboard park, good food in cafes & restaurants, friendly people, best in january & early feb as lots of snow falling
As a non-skier, I had a lot of fun at the children's snow playground. Rented a snow sled and had a great time! Best of all, there is an elevator to bring you up to the top of the gentle slope. No need to walk and lug the sled!
Their were 4 of us and 1st timers skiing in Japan. We had a great experience staying at Double Black and it is one of the best hotel's for skiers we have stayed in having skied in different Countries. The meals were excellent, rooms cleaned every day, the Onsen was clean and great after each day's skiing and staff where... More
We spent 3 days at Happo One in 2009 and loved it so returned for 8 days in 2013. Still not enough time to explore all the slopes so we'll be back. We love that we are skiing in a place that feels Japanese...not too many other Australians and the village has enough Japanese establishments to retain that "Japanese feel"... More
things I wish I knew before I went to Hakuba for skiing: - Happo one is the biggest of the "towns" to stay in but it's a small quiet area. Mostly little restaurants, a few bars and souvenir shops (and onsen of course). The other areas are even smaller and quieter. - Free shuttle buses take you from one resort... More
Hakuba was chosen for Olympics for a good reason, it is amazing! It's has a valley shape to it and resorts seem to surround the village. Snow: Hakuba has over 12 meter of yearly snowfall, it can compete with any resort in the world for snow quality, main difference between say, Niseko or Whistler or other ‘powderlands’ is the Hakuba... More
Hakuba is a delightful ski village. The Funny Inn where we stayed (see my review) was excellent. Everything is easy - shuttle buses to the 9 different ski fields, very reasonably priced restaurants and the locals are lovely.
If you value variety on the slopes then Hakuba47/Goryu is what you need. There are CLEARLY marked trail postings in English with very distinguishable directions. Lift tickets are reasonably priced and the staff is very helpful
Nice little ski resort with bars and restaurants, thousands of Aussies some of whom are young and loud but overall we didn't have any problems. The slopes are great and the Japanese people very nice. I will go back.
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