Skiing & Snowboarding
Hakuba is a small village that sits in the folds of the Northern Alps in Japan’s Nagano prefecture. The village is dwarfed by the range of 3000m peaks surrounding it. It is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. There are 12 varied resorts, over 200 runs, an average of 12m of beautiful Powder a season and unlimited untouched backcountry. These are just some of the reasons to come to Hakuba.
View detailed Hakuba Snow Forecast for Happo One at: snow-forecast.com When to Come to Hakuba The season in Hakuba lasts from the beginning of December till the second week of May although four years ago we were riding bottomless powder for the whole of November. There are usually consistent powder conditions from mid December to… Read more »
Happo One Lifts 33 Runs 30% Beginner 50% Intermediate 20% Expert Longest run 8km Steepest run 38 Elevation base 760m Top 1831m Night skiing Yes Happo Website From the lodge a 5-minute walk or a 1-minute free shuttle bus. Beginners Beginners can start in either the Sakka area to the right of the photo, the Shirakaba… Read more »
The Hakuba Valley has taken a big step forward with its new Hakuba Lift Ticket system. You can now purchase an All-Valley Discount lift Ticket that joins together all 11 of Hakuba Valley`s ski resorts….creating Japan’s biggest & best snow resort. The new automated Hakuba Lift ticket & gate system means you only need one ticket… Read more »
Rentals We recommend Central snow sports for all your ski rental needs. They have great gear at competitive prices and fantastic service. They will pick you up at your accommodation, bring you down to the shop, fit you out and then bring you back to the lodge or you can go straight out skiing and… Read more »
The Backcountry in Hakuba is endless and is probably the reason why I ended falling in love with Hakuba. From cruisy long faces peppered with perfectly spaced glades of birch to big open alpine bowls. Narrow steep chutes with over a km of vertical to endless rolling natural fun parks with cornice drops, cliffs, natural half-pipes, rollers and hits galore.
Hakuba Backcountry Tours – As of Winter 2016/17 we are very excited to announce that Morino Lodge has partnered with one of Canada`s finest Backcountry Skiing operators; Whitecap Alpine. With our local knowledge & Whitecaps expertise we deliver a Hakuba Backcountry experience that`s nothing short of exceptional. This partnership gives you the opportunity to create your own… Read more »
Beginners are well catered for in Hakuba. The Sakka area of Happo is a short walk from the lodge and provides a perfect place to learn. There is also a roped off kiddies fun area where kids can safely toboggan or ride inner tubes. All the mountains in Hakuba have beginner areas.