HAKUBA SKI RESORTS Happo Goryu Hakuba 47 Cortina Iwatake Tsugaike Norikura Kashimayari Sanosaka
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Hakuba   47   is   not   a   huge   area,   but   all   of   the   runs   are interesting    and    will    suit    intermediate    to    advanced riders.There   is   little   in   the   way   of   decent   beginner terrain   and   some   of   the   runs   including   the   main   one down   to   the   gondola   can   be   dauntingly   steep   (there is   a   gentle   cat   track   down).   Hakuba   47   is   completely North   facing   meaning   it   has   a   long   season   (till   early May),   and   there   can   be   substantial   snow   even   at   the end   of   the   season.   It   will   certainly   suit   people   looking for    steep    powder    runs    and    has    a    “Double    black diamond   tree   run   club”   which   is   free   to   join   (go   to   the ski   school   at   the   bottom   carpark)   and   allows   you   to hit   some   of   the   steep   tree   runs.   It   is   linked   with   Goryu and the same ticket does both ski areas. The    3    main    runs    are    named    Routes    1,    2    and    3. Route   1   is   the   longest   course   on   the   mountain   and ranges   from   22 °    to   28°.   You   will   probably   need   to stop   several   times   to   give   your   legs   a   rest   if   you   want to   do   the   whole   thing.   Route   2   is   a   bit   steeper   and gets    groomed    every    day    but    the    sides    are    left ungroomed    for    powder    hounds.    Route    3    is    the steepest   at   32°   and   is   often   moguled.   There   is   also   a designated   tree   riding   zone   giving   access   to   some good   runs   though   you   do   need   to   sign   a   disclaimer down   at   the   bottom   of   the   mountain   (free)   and   get   a bib.   The   patrol   will   take   you   lift   pass   if   you   don’t   do this-they   are   not   much   fun.     The   terrain   park   is   widely considered   to   be   the   best   in   Hakuba   with   the   biggest jump coming in at a massive 16 mtrs. To   get   here   get   one   of   the   free   shuttle   buses,   or   if you   are   driving   they   have   a   huge   car   park   that   is completely   free.   Many   customers   sleep   overnight   in their   station   wagons   or   vans   in   the   car   park   and   the staff   don’t   seem   to   mind.   The   resort   can   get   very crowded   over   holiday   periods   and   weekends.   Early season   and   late   season   as   well   it   is   often   the   only resort    in    Honshu    that    has    top    to    bottom    snow coverage so can get crowded then as well.

                             Hakuba 47 Ski Resort

Steep with a great snowpark

   Mountain Statistics

Lifts 6 Courses 8 Highest point 1615 mtrs Vertical drop 794 mtrs Annual Snowfall 11 mtrs/year Steepest run 32° Terrain Park Yes Night skiing No Children’s area Yes  
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Route 1 on Hakuba 47.
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