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“Would be great....”

Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Otari-mura
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Would be great....”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Didn't stay at the hotel, but it looked good from visiting inside, and the 2 restaurants we ate at were nice.....BUT

Coming from the 'Echoland' area via bus took over an hour journey after seeing 40cm+ on their facebook page. We were so excited and couldn't wait, but they closed the whole resort due to avalanche alert - most disappointing, considering that other resorts leave it to the individual to ride within their limits and take appropriate safety gear into backcountry areas.

It seems like this is their pattern with fresh snow from following their posts and status updates for a few weeks, where other resorts will open gates and waive responsibility, they get a whiff of new snow and close the place. Not much fun if you are prepared and willing to go backcountry skiing.

If the stars and the moon and the sun align, and you get a good powder day and they open, It would be a lot of fun there....

Visited February 2013
Thank TenaciousDan
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“has the best onsen!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The skiing in the morning was awesome even as a beginner/ intermediate and the front valley was perfect. The onsen is free and is included with your lift ticket but i would have happily paid for the experience. These are genuine hot springs and include inside and outside pools, the outside is sensational as you have complete privacy from passing skiers but its great to cool off from the very hot conditions and have a great view of the ski slopes.

Visited January 2013
Thank Ruth K
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lots of Powder”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Pack a pass wallet (they still have paper lift tickets!).
Great fun, commercial. Kooky local cafes on the Norikura Ski Resort side.There are some steep intermediate runs.

Visited January 2013
Thank SnowBudds
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