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Great snowboarding for all levels

I started on day 1 as a beginner and by the end of day 4 I was coming down intermediate runs... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Good Fun and spread out

Really liked skiing here. Part of the bigger Hakuba Valley group which increases options. Village... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Our accomodation was closeby, so it was the closest ski resort to us, and we could walk there. However, for a beginner, it did not offer many slopes to suit. We did a group ski lesson at Evergreen - not recommended, but it is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited over the Japanese long weekend- bad decision - CRAZY busy. So many people going super fast and sometimes out of control. The snow was icy but they did have a dump the day we left which would have helped. The free shuttles are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I started on day 1 as a beginner and by the end of day 4 I was coming down intermediate runs without a worry. It’s a great place to learn, plenty of lessons available if you want. Plenty of space on the runs for everyone....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Really liked skiing here. Part of the bigger Hakuba Valley group which increases options. Village is very spread out so a good accommodation location is essential.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Lots of hotels and places to stay to cater for all budgets, we come every year but we have not found one hotel we would return to as the distance from ski lifts Varys and the local shuttle service is sporadic. Better to really research...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Happone is one of the biggest ski hill is in Hakuba and located centrally, very close to Hakuba station. Very good snow conditions and a hefty 1000 m elevation from the top station to the bottom of the hill, basically ski back to Happo center....More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

I was excited to explore Happy one after being in Hakuba for 2 months but was not overwhelmed. There were a lot of people on the mountain and I felt like I spent the majority of the day on a chair lift or in line....More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Auzzitravelor
Reviewed March 13, 2017

For the beginner to the dedicated skier, the whole area has many runs; from well groomed, gentle beginners runs to challenging off-piste forest runs.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We skied at Happo One for 3 days - first day was warm and rainy which made for terrible conditions; second day was cold and snowy all day which was incredible, the powder was so soft and fluffy, the best day of skiing we've experienced...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank awinters123
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Ski Hakuba mid feb 2017. Multiple mtns in Hakuba, Happo one is the largest. All mountains have shorter runs than the us but snow quality is superb and lift lines short.

Date of experience: February 2017
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August 11, 2016|
Response from markelshout | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a good balance of English speakers and Japanese during the ski season. Spicy rentals does everything in English and would probably be able to hook you up with an appropriate place for ski instruction.
Travel Forum Posts
Brisbane, Australia
Transport between HappoOne and Iwatake & Tsugaike Resorts (1 Replies)
We are staying in HappoOne and were wondering if there are any shuttle buses that can take you to Iwatake or Tsugaike to ski for the day. If not, does anyone know the best way to get to these resorts and how far away they are? Thanks
July 24, 2010|
Yokohama, Japan
Hakuba in September (0 Replies)
Just realise it's a 3 day wekeend coming up and the only place that the weather foarecast says it will not rain is Hakuba. Does anyone have more information on recommended areas to visit with beautiful landscape and possible to get via public transport? There's a K'sHouse Backpackers but I'm not sure how convenient is this to the attractions around. Among the places I found that looks interesting is Happoone, Hakuba Lily Farm, Happo Pond? I see lots of beautiful pictures on various...More
September 11, 2012|
Melbourne, Australia
What do I do with my ski gear? (2 Replies)
Sorry if this is a rather silly question, but I'm a newbie to this. I'll be staying near Echoland, and taking the shuttle buses to HappoOne/Hakuba47. I'll be renting my skis and ski boots. This will be the first time I've skied in Japan, and also my first time taking PT to slopes. Do I have to take my skis and ski boots back to my accommodation every evening? Do I wear ski boots on the shuttle bus? (I don't really want to!) Please help!
December 14, 2017|
Response fromDLi_hk|
If you rent your ski gears for few days, you'd have to wear your ski boots in the nearest ski rental shop in Echoland, carry your skis onto the ski shuttle bus to those ski resorts as mentioned, and back to your lodging everyday. Most lodgings there should have ski lockers and areas to dry boots/snowboards and for changing. That's how most of us do when skiing in Hakuba for few days in various ski resorts. Unless you ski in one resort and rent from there only, then you may return the skis...More