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Tsugaike Kogen Summer

  About Happo One Summer Translated into English Happo One means 8 cardinal directions, and represents the ridgelines of Mt. Karamatsu (the peak above Happo).  Happ One and is one of the valley’s access points to hiking Hakuba’s peaks.  Using the gondola and upper lift (Grat quad),  hikers can easily access hikes to Happo Ike (Happo Pond) as well as Mt. Karamatsu.  Happo One usually has 2 mountain areas open in the summer, Usagi Daira located at the...

Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort

Sitting at the North end of the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort is known for getting lots of snow and epic tree runs. With steeper terrain (up to 42°) and a relaxed off-piste policy, Cortina is a must ski resort for anyone looking to take advantage of Hakuba’s Japow. Be forewarned that Cortina is a big draw on a powder day and you must be prepared to get there early to catch first tracks. Order your taxi the night before to make sure you can get there on...

Norikura Onsen Ski Resort

Norikura Onsen Ski Resort is located 10km North of Happo One Ski Resort and is away from the hustle and bustle of central Hakuba. Norikura Ski Resort feels relatively quiet and has a Japanese charm and is great for riders of all abilities. Norikura is interconnected with Cortina Ski Resort and lift tickets can be purchased that allow access to both areas. Norikura is the...

Hakuba Iwatake Ski Resort

Of all the resorts in the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba Iwatake Ski Resort has the best panoramic views. Backside and front side skiing offer spectacular views of the valley, alps and Happo One. Hakuba Iwatake is generally an intermediate level hill. It has the lowest top elevation in the valley (1,289m) and is the first to be impacted by warm weather. For those willing to search for interesting runs Iwatake does offer some of the most varied terrain of all the resorts in the valley....

Hakuba 47 Ski Resort

Hakuba 47 Ski Resort has a great variety of terrain for intermediate and advanced riders, but the beginner terrain is a little limited as it is located at the top of the gondola and the way back to the base is either a cat track or a steep red run. If you are looking for an alternative to Cortina for tree riding Hakuba 47 has you covered, however, don’t forget to sign your waivers and get your bib to enter these areas (it is free of charge), and make sure you listen to the...

Kashimayari Ski Resort

Kashimayari Ski Resort is located on the very south end of the Hakuba Valley and was part of the interconnected Sun Alpina 3 resort area. It is a medium sized resort and tends to be one of the least crowded in the valley. There is a wide range of runs available and does have access to some nice tree runs from the top lift and also has a terrain park.

Hakuba Goryu Summer Fun

    Hakuba Goryu Summer Hakuba Goryu is more than just a winter ski resort.  During the summer, Goryu is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with pleasant walks and beautiful views.  Whether you’re looking to hike Goryu Dake, or to gaze at the night sky away from city lights, Hakuba Goryu Resort has it all. Located towards the south end of Hakuba, Goryu is the place to be in summer!  

Kashimayari Summer

About Kashimayari Summer Views of Mt. Kashimayari and Mt. Jiigatake, camping, and more are on the menu at this beautiful resort.  Kashimayari summer access is from the south side of the resort only.  From Omachi head past Jiigatake and up the valley to Kashimayari’s upper parking lot.  In summer Kashimayari has barbecuing, cycling tours, and even a summer jib park for those looking to relive the winter even in the summer heat.  Read on to find out all the details about what...

Hakuba Happo One Ski Resort

Happo One Ski Resort and Happo Village are the centre of the Hakuba Valley in Japan. Happo One (pronounced Happo “On Eh”) is the most popular of Hakuba’s ski resorts. Happo One offers a wide variety of terrain from beginner to advanced and easy access to back-country skiing from the grat quad lift. Like most resorts in the valley Happo One is a stand-alone resort. It boasts reasonable vertical (1071 meters) with some steeper pitches and hosted the slalom and downhill events...

Hakuba Sanosaka Ski Resort

Hakuba Sanosaka Ski Resort is a great quiet resort with incredible views looking down to Lake Aoki (one of Japans cleanest Lakes). It is located at the South end of the Hakuba Valley and tends to be a bit quieter than a lot of the other major resorts, so if you are looking for a great spot to hang out with the family without any crowds and terrain for all ability levels then this should be your go-to place!

Hakuba Iimori Ski Resort

Iimori Ski Resort is a small ski resort with a great variety of terrain. With great intermediate to advanced terrain from the Cosmo Four lift and great beginner terrain from the Iimori 6th chair lift and a terrain park off the Milky Four chair lift, Iimori has terrain for the whole family. Iimori might only be a small resort but is located between Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort and

Enjoy Hakuba 47 in Summer

  About Hakuba 47 in Summer Geared towards families, summer at Hakuba 47 does not disappoint.  With a wide array of activities ranging from ropes courses, mazes, and even mountain biking Hakuba 47 is a great spot for anyone looking to entertain themselves and their kids in the mountains.  Activities are available at both the base and the top of the gondola and also include a dog run and summer sledding.  Be sure to stop by Hakuba 47 when you are in town this...

Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort

Tsugaike Kogen is located towards the north end of the Hakuba Valley. It is often called the perfect beginner hill, but it also has some amazing side-country for those looking to shred some Japow. The resort has the widest mellowest beginner runs at the base making it a great place for those looking to learn. Evergreen International Ski School does offer ski lessons in English at Tsugaike with an office at the base of the gondola. There is a wide range of intermediate runs past the...

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