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Good Bye January, bring it on February!

January 2014 will go down as a good one……really good in fact.  Overall snowfall was slightly below average but we had a healthy base from December & it stayed cold with plenty of fresh top ups. All this combined, meant for great powder on supply nearly every single day of the month. This was captured… Read more »

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Flashback to Feb 2013

Last year`s February was one of the more epic in recent memory. Cold temperatures & non-stop 20 to 30 cm top ups  made for a month of relentless blower pow. This was captured quite nicely by the lens of Nate Cahoon in his short film for Dubsatch Collective titled “Hakuba”. Have a watch……..& here`s to… Read more »

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Get in the mood for the deep Hakuba Powder Pt. 2

Fitness may be low at this time of year, but enthusiasm is high….a couple friends of Morino snowshoed up Cortina the other day for a few turns in the 60cm of fresh pow.  And with more snow in the forecast next week, the folks of Hakuba are getting in the mood indeed. To get everyone… Read more »

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Get in the mood for the deep Hakuba Powder.

Fall is fading to winter here in Hakuba with some significant alpine-snow forecast in the coming week. So, with kick off for the coming season only a few weeks away, its time to start getting in the mood for the deep Hakuba powder. ……..and a perfect way to do that is with the photography of… Read more »

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Escape the Heat with a cool mountain retreat.

Rainy season is “officially” over & the long hot Tokyo summer has set in. Temperatures in the mid to upper-30s & lots & lots of concrete = not much fun at all. The good news is that Morino Lodge & all our Deluxe Chalets are open for the summer & Hakuba is full of fun & relaxing ways to cool off.

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