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  • Why You Need To Travel To Japan

    Japan offers some of the best snow in the world, but it offers a whole lot more as well. Here’s why you need to travel to Japan.  When most people think of skiing in Japan they think of Niseko or Hakuba, however, there are [...]

  • Hakuba Photo Journal – Late December 2019

    It’s been a slower December than usual across Japan in terms of snowfall, but there have been plenty of moments worth capturing. While we haven’t seen consistent snowfall to have all lifts running in Hakuba, the upper [...]

  • Where To Ski In Japan? Honshu’s Best Resorts

    Honshu is the largest and most popular island of Japan with an abundance of different ski resorts to choose from. Whether you’re after a family holiday, backcountry riding or it’s your first time skiing, it has got something t [...]

  • First Timer’s Guide To Hakuba

    Ten different resorts, 135 lifts and more than 200 runs – all pummelled by regular powder top-ups throughout the snow season. If you haven’t yet been, here’s your first-timer’s guide to Hakuba.  There are few places i [...]

  • Top 5 Luxury Ski Accommodations In Hakuba

    The good news for those seeking a high-end holiday in Japan, you’re in luck. With more luxury ski accommodations available in Hakuba than ever before there are plenty stays to choose from. Here are our top five luxury ski ac [...]

  • Snow Trip Checklist – What You Need In The Snow


  • What’s On At Iwatake This Season

    Another one of Hakuba’s most popular resorts is Hakuba Iwatake. Just under 10 minutes drive from Happo we definitely recommend jumping on the shuttle bus to Iwatake during your time in Hakuba.  Iwatake continues to improve [...]

  • What’s On At Happo-One This Season

    Happo-One, the largest and most popular resort in the Hakuba Valley, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this season and with this anniversary comes many new changes, additions, and celebrations on and around the mountain. The fol [...]

  • What’s On At Hakuba 47 + Goryu This Season

    Hakuba 47 + Goryu are two of the most popular ski resorts in the Hakuba Valley and are just a short 5-10 minute drive from the main Happo village. 47 and Goryu are interconnected and accessed off the same lift pass which means the [...]

  • Nagano Snow Chasers – Day Tours From Hakuba

    If you’re staying in Hakuba, Myoko, Madarao or Nozawa Onsen, and love riding POW then we have something for you! Across these resorts we have a bunch of great, qualified backcountry guides who offer exciting backcountry day [...]

  • Your Complete Guide To Hakuba This Season

    Just over three hours from downtown Tokyo in the Northern Japanese Alps lies Hakuba – one of the world’s great ski destinations. If you’ve rightfully decided to tick this winter paradise off your bucket list, we’ve put [...]

  • Watch: Other Ski Resorts To Explore In Japan

    You’ve probably heard of the likes of Niseko and Hakuba but there are over 500 different ski resorts across Japan. Here are a few of our top recommendations if you’re looking to escape the westerners and experience ano [...]

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