Hakuba Happo-one resort review (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Happo-one
白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by griller on 1st July 2018
A good season
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 days of being the only gaijin on the slopes are long gone in places like Hakuba. That might not be for everyone but it has done a lot for improving the night time scene in Hakuba.

Shiga Kogen is still my top pick for snow conditions on Honshu, but the steeper runs of Hakuba (in general) are hard to resist.
Date visited: No specific date.
Snow condition on visit: Very good
Things I liked: Snow
Things I didn't like: Quite busy
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Off-piste opportunities
Apres-ski
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 75
Apres ski: 70
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Hakuba Happo-one

白馬八方尾根
Hakuba Village, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 79
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 79
Lift system: 75
Apres ski: 61

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1831m
Min. elevation: 760m
Vertical: 1071m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 8000m
Number of lifts: 23

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