Thanks to last season Morino lodge staff member Seth Hampson for an excellent Season edit. Alas, Seth has joined the corporate ladder so he can’t make it back again for more of the same this season. 90% filmed in Hakuba with the rest from early and late season Washington state.
Something was in the air yesterday and boards were duly waxed and season passes picked up and ready in case the snow gods provided – Which they did! A glorious crisp bluebird morning followed by an announcement that Happo and Goryu were both opening to the tune of about 60cm on the upper slopes. Happo… Read more »
The long wait for snow is over and with a hefty dump last night, Happo and Tsugaike opened for the 2016/17 winter season! Free Manju cookies were handed out by the Hakuba mascot as the first lifts started rolling at 11am. About 10cm in the valley translated into 35cm of medium dry fresh on the… Read more »
Hakuba and the three P’s – Peaks, Pillows and Pow. Travis Rice has summed up in three words, why we couldn’t leave this wonderful valley we call home! Outfootage from Travis rice’s new movie, The fourth phase, show’s him having a blast in Hakuba. Flying through powder in the Cortina trees, slaying roadside pillow lines… Read more »
There’s still plenty of snow left on the high peaks though and we planned a mid May expedition to take advantage of the spring snow pack.