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Happo One - Ski Area Guide

Happo One, Japan

Ski Resort in Japanese Alps - 39km24 miles of Piste (760m2,493ft to 1,831m6,007ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

One of Japan's largest resorts with 99 hotels to choose from. Selected at the location for the Downhill in the 1998 Winter Olympics and also hosted the Nordic Combined, Ski Jump and Cross-Country skiing events at the Olympic Games. It is also part of the giant Hakuba ski region. Most of the skiing is of intermediate standard accessed by a gondola to the middle station at 1400m, however Happo does have more tough terrain than most Japanese ski areas and more terrain full stop. Great snow record ensures a long season through to mid-May most seasons.

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The next notable snow forecast for Happo One is 2cm1in, expected on 21 February, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Who is Happo One good for?

Ratings for Happo One
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Happo One Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Happo One
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
7km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
12km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
20km12 miles
Total Length
39km24 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Happo One Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Happo One
Max Vertical1,071m3,514ft
Highest Lift1,831m6,007ft
Lowest Piste760m2,493ft
Resort Altitude (Happo One)760m2,493ft
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Happo One Summary

The Japanese Ski Resort of Happo One is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 39km24 miles of downhill skiing, served by 34 ski lifts.

Skiing in Happo One

Happo is a large scale resort with a total of 33 lifts, and more than 1000m of vertical skiing. From the complete novice to the expert skier, Happo-One provides some of the best skiing in all of Japan. It offers everything from gentle beginner slopes, to bumps and long cruising trails. Its known as the place to go extreme in Japan, ride all the way to the to the top by chairlift and a short hike takes you into the steep off-piste. These off-piste areas are not patrolled though and there is avalanche danger so caution is advised. Due to the excellent snow record the ski season usually lasts through to mid-May.

All of the ski resorts in the Hakuba Valley and Niseko use an electronic lift pass system. The pass is a reprogrammable computer chip encased in a small plastic covering. Placed into customer's ski clothing or gloves, it allows guests to pass through the electronic gates at each lift. When a lift pass is purchased a 1000 yen deposit is required. The 1000 yen is refunded when the pass is put into an automatic exchange machine located near the ticket selling booths.

Most hotels have a limited stock of mid-range ski and snowboard rental equipment. For the latest range of performance equipment and a full range of sizes the specialist ski rental shops offer a far superior service. The largest ski and snowboard boot sizes available in Japan for rental are 32cm or US 13.

English language ski and snowboard instruction can be organised but must be pre-booked as with private lessons. Groups lessons are only taught in Japanese.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Happo One

Happo One opened its slopes to snowboarders for the 1999/2000 season with a machine groomed halfpipe and a terrain park. The Japan Snowboard Open was held here in 2000. The Pipe is groomed daily and has a lift running right from the bottom to the top. The park, on the adjacent slope, typically sports a large table top jump as its main attraction accompanied by some smaller jumps and a railslide. For some good free-riding take the gondola to the top and head into the valley (to your right as you look up the hill from the gondola lodge). The pipe and terrain park are usually both open in the evening and normally not too busy.

Happo One Apr├ęs Ski

Described by some as the perfect party town, Happo One is crammed with bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and karaoke bars. One of the main Japanese apres-ski activities is a visit to the onsen - a place where medicinal hot water comes gushing out of the ground 24 hours a day. Happo has an abundance of these hot spas, and at a hot spring inn any time is bath time - the perfect way to relax after a strenuous day on the slopes.

Happo One in brief

Happo One Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Happo One Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Happo One.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Early May.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Happo One.

Where is Happo One?

Map showing location of Happo One

Happo One Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 34 Ski Lifts of Happo One are able to uplift 46,324 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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