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Great snowboarding for all levels

I started on day 1 as a beginner and by the end of day 4 I was coming down intermediate runs... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Good Fun and spread out

Really liked skiing here. Part of the bigger Hakuba Valley group which increases options. Village... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our accomodation was closeby, so it was the closest ski resort to us, and we could walk there. However, for a beginner, it did not offer many slopes to suit. We did a group ski lesson at Evergreen - not recommended, but it is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We visited over the Japanese long weekend- bad decision - CRAZY busy. So many people going super fast and sometimes out of control. The snow was icy but they did have a dump the day we left which would have helped. The free shuttles are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I started on day 1 as a beginner and by the end of day 4 I was coming down intermediate runs without a worry. It’s a great place to learn, plenty of lessons available if you want. Plenty of space on the runs for everyone....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Really liked skiing here. Part of the bigger Hakuba Valley group which increases options. Village is very spread out so a good accommodation location is essential.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of hotels and places to stay to cater for all budgets, we come every year but we have not found one hotel we would return to as the distance from ski lifts Varys and the local shuttle service is sporadic. Better to really research...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Happone is one of the biggest ski hill is in Hakuba and located centrally, very close to Hakuba station. Very good snow conditions and a hefty 1000 m elevation from the top station to the bottom of the hill, basically ski back to Happo center....More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I was excited to explore Happy one after being in Hakuba for 2 months but was not overwhelmed. There were a lot of people on the mountain and I felt like I spent the majority of the day on a chair lift or in line....More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Auzzitravelor
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For the beginner to the dedicated skier, the whole area has many runs; from well groomed, gentle beginners runs to challenging off-piste forest runs.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We skied at Happo One for 3 days - first day was warm and rainy which made for terrible conditions; second day was cold and snowy all day which was incredible, the powder was so soft and fluffy, the best day of skiing we've experienced...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank awinters123
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Ski Hakuba mid feb 2017. Multiple mtns in Hakuba, Happo one is the largest. All mountains have shorter runs than the us but snow quality is superb and lift lines short.

Date of experience: February 2017
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11 August 2016|
Response from markelshout | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a good balance of English speakers and Japanese during the ski season. Spicy rentals does everything in English and would probably be able to hook you up with an appropriate place for ski instruction.