Hakuba Happo One Ski Resort – Summer
Happo One is one of the valley’s access points to Hakuba’s peaks. From the top of the Grat quad lift you can hike to Happo Ike as well as Mt. Karamatsu, these hikes are relatively easy and offer an enjoyable day for travelers. If hiking is not you thing, Kita One Kogen at the top of the Kita One quad offers beautiful views of Hakuba, a foot onsen as well as a small coffee shop/restaurant. There are also several short, relatively flat hiking trails on the north side of Kita One which have wonderful views of the valley below.
The top of the Hakuba gondola has an additional sitting/lounge area as well as Hakuba Mountain Beach for those looking to enjoy a soak in a hot tub or a sauna. If on the other hand you are interested in getting your heart pumping, Happo One is the jumping off point (literally) for Hakuba’s paragliding school. The school located in the Happo One ski school building at the base of Nakiyama will take you on the ride of your life. Taking off from the top of the Happo Gondola and riding the thermals as high as you can you will get some of the most spectacular views of the Hakuba Valley.