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 2,000 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. 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 night skiing but definitely not a beginners area, for intermediates plus. 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 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 timme in 2018/19. Next best would be he skyline ridge, accessable from the left of the Kurobishi pair lift no 3. Children’s area 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 1yr & over, 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. Happo Banks Is NOT the name of a bank. It is the name of the terrain park in Happo, which as the name suggests has an abundance of quarter pipes /banks in addition to the normal jumps. It is open from early Feb to early April every year and is free to use. Download the Happo Banks map here. 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 in the gondola/nakiyama section see this page and for the wadano/kokusai area see this page .
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HAPPO ONE SKI RESORT

KING OF SKI RESORTS IN HAKUBA
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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. 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 night skiing but definitely not a beginners area, for intermediates plus. 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 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 timme in 2018/19. Next best would be he skyline ridge, accessable from the left of the Kurobishi pair lift no 3. Children’s area Is in the Sakka region where they have a children’s park complete with tubing and sled courses ( 600/day). 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 1yr & over, 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. Happo Banks Is the name of the terrain park in Happo, which as the name suggests has an abundance of quarter pipes /banks in addition to the normal jumps. It is open from early Feb to early April every year and is free to use. Download the Happo Banks map here. 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 in the gondola/nakiyama section see this page and for the wadano/kokusai area see this page .
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HAPPO SKI RESORT

KING OF SKI RESORTS IN HAKUBA

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 2,000 Kiddies area 600 Daycare
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