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Skiing Hakuba with the Kids

Today I will share with you why you should take your kids to Hakuba along with a couple of handy tips for travelling with the little ones.

Why Hakuba?

1. Hakuba only requires 1 flight from a handful of Australian airports (and one less flight than heading to Sapporo) and every flight you don’t have to go on with a small child is a blessing.

skiing with kids

2. Tailored ski schools for kids from 3 – 5 and from 6 – 13 according to age to ensure your kids are getting the right instruction for their age.

3. Daycare is available at the base of Happo One for children aged 18 months – 5 years so the kids can be looked after by professionals whilst you are out enjoying the powder.

4. There is a great mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced groomed and powder courses which means there truly is something for the whole family.

5. Plenty of hotels such as the Phoenix Hotel or The Ridge that have huge DVD libraries, Playstations, Wii’s and warm comfy lounge areas with a direct line of sight to the bar. This means you get to relax while confident the kids are under control and enjoying themselves. Hotels such as these in the Wadano area of Hakuba are a big advantage as they are close to the Sakka chair of Happo One where the beginner slope, daycare and ski school are located.

6. Organised day tours to the world famous Nagano snow monkeys, which can also include snowmobiling for the slightly bigger kids, or a tour of Zenkoji temple, are super easy to book in Hakuba with knowledgeable tour guides and no pesky connections to deal with.

7. Last but not least: Kids can ski for free. Our latest deal we have exclusively negotiated with 3 properties in Hakuba means children 12 and under can stay for free, get free lift passes to 3 of the biggest resorts (Happo One, Iwatake and Tsuagaike) and hire rental equipment for free. Why not save your family around $2200 over a week? 


Picture courtesy of Evergreen Outdoor Centre.

Read also: Liquid Snow Tours in Hakuba


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