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 during the 1998 winter Olympics.
With an average snowfall of 11m and good elevation, Happo One is an ideal place for nice powder runs, but be prepared to head out early to catch your turns as it often gets tracked out quickly. Mogul skiers will enjoy the large mogul fields found on the Alpen and Central runs.
The terrain park located at Happo One ski resort is slightly different than what you might expect. The terrain park, Happo Banks, consists of banks and rollers so if you’re looking for somewhere to show off your carving and flowy moves then this is the place for you!