THE RESORT IN DETAIL There are 4 main access points to Happo, starting at the left looking up the mountain in the following order: Nakiyama - plenty of free parking and this is where most of the free shuttle buses come. Has the night skiing and also the new “Snowland” kids area serviced by covered dome escalator. Gondola area - popular on those cold or wet days. Very limited parking (all paid) and if you want to come all the way down you will have to be at least a lower intermediate. Kokusai area. Closest access from Tokyu hotel and that area. Steep, moguled slope down so you will want to make sure you catch the Kokusai 1 lift down unless you are a pro. Sakka area. Most beginner friendly area at Happo and easy access from many accommodations in Wadano. BEST GROOMERS Riesen course.Beginning at the top of the gondola this 3km long course clings to the fall line and offers a challenging 600 mtr descent suitable for lower intermediates +. Catch the fast Riesen Quad lift to knock off a few repeat runs in no time. Central course . Beginning and ending at the gondola. This long course has a very steep section in the middle but this can be avoided by taking the cat track on the right. Suitable for upper intermediates & above. BEST POWDER Best on course powder to be had is on the Omusubi course- the big face on your right as you exit the gondola with the avalanche gates on it which you access from the skyline course.This opened for the first time in 2018/19. Next best would be the skyline ridge (Urakuro course) accessable from the left of the Kurobishi pair lift no 3. Newly opened in 2019/20 is the Tenbo powder area accessable from the Alpen quad lift. KIDDIE’S AREA There are 2 areas, one is at the bottom of Nakiyama called “Nakiyama Snowland” which has a covered dome escalator perfect for learning to ski, and for sleds. The other is in the Sakka region where they have a children’s park complete with tubing courses and trampolines. This is also where the beginner’s area is located. There is also an indoor kids space at the Usagidaira area at the top of the gondola. Childcare is available at 5,000/ 10,000 half day/full day for kids 1 yr - 9 yrs old and 6,000/ 12,000 if your little one is not yet 1 yr old. See this page for more details. HAPPO BACKCOUNTRY Is second to none in Japan but you need to have your own avi gear and be sufficiently experienced or go with an accredited guide. See our backcountry page for more info. HAKUBA MOUNTAIN BEACH If snow is not your thing then maybe jacuzzis and saunas are? You will find the Mountain Beach at the Usagidaira area at the top of the gondola. PARKING Best place to park is in the Nakiyama section (all free). There are several car parks there, and if they are full you can use the Ski Jump park. Don’t try to park in the gondola area, unless you don’t mind paying. Kokusai and Sakka has free parking but very limited so best not worry unless you are an earlybird. PLACES TO EAT/DRINK/NIGHTLIFE There are many places to eat both on the mountain during lift hours (many at the top of the gondola) and also off the mountain. It is blessed with many bars and restaurants due in no small part to the many hotels and lodges providing a steady flow of patrons. For places to eat/drink off the mountain in the gondola/nakiyama section see this page and for the wadano/kokusai area see this page.
DON’T MISS: Photo shot from the very top. Northern Alps are laid out in front of you. BEST AVOID: Mogul field on the Kokusai course unless you are an olympian (it WAS the mens Olympic downhill course) OUR FAVOURITE RUN: Riesen course- perfect groomer at average pitch of 20° and no less than 3km long.
AERIAL VIEW						  KUROBISHI SLOPE				KITAONE SLOPE SAKKA						  	RIESEN						TOP OF GRAT LIFT
MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Gondola Lifts 22 1 day pass 5,200 Highest point 1831 mtrs Vertical drop 1070 mtrs Longest course 8,000 mtrs Steepest run 35 c Terrain park Night skiing X Kiddies area 600 Daycare
Happo One is the biggest and oldest ski resort in Hakuba. No less than 5 events were held there including the ski jump and downhill ski events. It has one of the highest vertical drops in Japan-about 1,000 metres and has incredible views from the top of the grand Northern Japan Alps. For the demanding skier or boarder it has everything-steep runs, ungroomed powder terrain and a great terrain park. Beginners are also not left out but really it is more suited to intermediate or advanced riders.
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HAPPO ONE SKI RESORT

KING OF SKI RESORTS IN HAKUBA
NOTE: *2 day pass must be consecutive days **½ day pass can either be: •	AM 08.00 - 13.00 •	PM 13.00 - 16.00 Children under 6 are free
LIFT TICKET PRICES
Child (6-12yrs)
Adult (13yrs+)
Senior (60yrs+)
1 day
3,200
6,500
5,800
2 days*
6,00
13,50
11,600
½ day**
2,700
5,500
-
Nighter
Japan
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
For the demanding skier or boarder it has everything-steep runs, ungroomed powder terrain and a great terrain park. Beginners are also not left out but really it is more suited to intermediate or advanced riders. It also has a lot more lifts than it needs as a result of the bubble era, and hence except for holiday periods you rarely have to wait in queues. The resort In detail There are 4 main access points to Happo, starting at the left looking up the mountain in the following order: Nakiyama - plenty of free parking and this is where most of the free shuttle buses come. Has the night skiing and also the new “Snowland” kids area serviced by covered dome escalator. Gondola area - popular on those cold or wet days. Very limited parking (all paid) and if you want to come all the way down you will have to be at least a lower intermediate. Kokusai area. Closest access from Tokyu hotel and that area. Steep, moguled slope down so you will want to make sure you catch the Kokusai 1 lift down unless you are a pro. Sakka area. Most beginner friendly area at Happo and easy access from many accommodations in Wadano.
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MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Gondola Lifts 22 1 day pass 5,200 Highest point 1831 mtrs Vertical drop 1070 mtrs Longest course 8,000 mtrs Steepest run 35 c Terrain park Night skiing X Kiddies area 600 Daycare

HAPPO ONE SKI RESORT

KING OF SKI RESORTS IN HAKUBA
NOTE: *2 day pass must be consecutive days **½ day pass can either be: •	AM 08.00 - 13.00 •	PM 13.00 - 16.00 Children under 6 are free
LIFT TICKET PRICES
Child (6-12yrs)
Adult (13yrs+)
Senior (60yrs+)
1 day
3,200
6,500
5,800
2 days*
6,00
13,50
11,600
½ day**
2,700
5,500
-
Nighter
Happo One is the biggest and oldest ski resort in Hakuba. No less than 5 events were held there including the ski jump and downhill ski events. It has one of the highest vertical drops in Japan-about 1,000 metres and has incredible views from the top of the grand Northern Japan Alps.
HAPPO BACKCOUNTRY Is second to none in Japan but you need to have your own avi gear and be sufficiently experienced or go with an accredited guide. See our backcountry page for more info. HAKUBA MOUNTAIN BEACH If snow is not your thing then maybe jacuzzis and saunas are? You will find the Mountain Beach at the Usagidaira area at the top of the gondola.
BEST GROOMERS Riesen course.Beginning at the top of the gondola this 3km long course clings to the fall line and offers a challenging 600 mtr descent suitable for lower intermediates +. Catch the fast Riesen Quad lift to knock off a few repeat runs in no time. Central course . Beginning and ending at the gondola. This long course has a very steep section in the middle but this can be avoided by taking the cat track on the right. Suitable for upper intermediates & above. BEST POWDER Best on course powder to be had is on the Omusubi course- the big face on your right as you exit the gondola with the avalanche gates on it which you access from the skyline course.This opened for the first time in 2018/19. Next best would be the skyline ridge (Urakuro course) accessable from the left of the Kurobishi pair lift no 3. Newly opened in 2019/20 is the Tenbo powder area accessable from the Alpen quad lift. KIDDIE’S AREA There are now 2 areas, one is at the bottom of Nakiyama and the other in the Sakka region where they have a children’s park complete with tubing courses and trampolines. This is also where the beginner’s area is located. There is also an indoor kids space at the Usagidaira area at the top of the gondola. Childcare is available at 5,000/ 10,000 half day/full day for kids 1 yr - 9 yrs old and 6,000/ 12,000 if your little one is not yet 1 yr old. See this page for more details.
Japan
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
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