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Hakuba Valley Launches New Ticket and Gate System!

15 Jun
Hakuba Valley Launches New Ticket and Gate System!

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2016 Japan’s largest ski area Hakuba Valley launches new ticket and gate system! The region has emerged as a favored destination for both Japanese and International skiers and snowboarders. By introducing an automated ticket and gate system visitors can expect greater convenience than ever before with less waiting […]

Hakuba, Japan : Shaken not stirred

30 Jan
Hakuba, Japan : Shaken not stirred

by Penny Schroder-Smith (Hakuba House staff 2014/15)  Read more of Penny’s personal blog at Trail27. Hakuba, Japan : Shaken not stirred There’s no doubt Japan has secured itself as the number one spot in the world for powder skiing and snowboarding. But it’s only in the last few years that it has become a place worth […]

5/12/2014 – First lifts open today!

05 Dec
5/12/2014 - First lifts open today!

With heavy snow over the last four days set to continue through to the weekend, the management of Happo-One, Gory/Hakuba 47 & Tsugaike Kogen have decided to open a couple of the lifts higher up their respective mountains today. This signals the start of the season, with lifts to the base looking good to open […]

Renovations for 2014/15 season

22 Oct
Renovations for 2014/15 season

As with a lot of foreign-run lodge accommodation in and around Hakuba, when purchased,  Hakuba House was a Japanese run “pension” that had falling on hard times and was put up for sale. This often means that the buildings themselves had had a number of years of neglect where the owners just didn’t have the […]

When should I visit Hakuba?

21 Jul
When should I visit Hakuba?

A question we often get asked is “When is the best time to come to Hakuba?”. The answer varies depending on what you are looking for. December – The top of the bigger resorts open in early December, with lifts open right to the bottom of all resorts by December 20th. With uncrowded pistes and […]