Happo One Japan

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
30%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced / Expert
20%

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Overview

With Olympic heritage, a mammoth 26,250 foot top to bottom run, and some of the finest powder on earth, Happo One (pronounced oh-neh) is without a doubt the most popular of all the Hakuba Valley ski resorts. The official resort numbers state that the ski area covers a total of 543 acres, but this doesn't factor in the extensive sidecountry between the runs, which provides the perfect introduction to riding powder for skiers and snowboarders who are ready to go off-piste! Enjoying a healthy 3,514 feet of vertical drop and the steepest slope coming in at 35 degrees, it’s by far the best choice in Hakuba for advanced mountain riders. With all this and much more, Happo One quite rightly earns its status as one of the best ski resorts on the main Japanese island of Honshu!

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Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quads
5
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
14

Elevation

Base
2493 feet
Summit
6007 feet
Vertical drop
3514 feet

Terrain

Total runs
13
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
5.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
437 acres

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OCOwen C.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Happo one being the premier resort in hakuba is filled full of all the bells and whistles, great atmosphere, arrived early season still plenty of snow to be seen and hung out with all the staff and locals before it got to busy. Was a great experience, the mountains where... More
MPMatt P.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Extreamly friendly and great staff. Very neat, tidy and spacious rooms. Perfect transportation. All staff are very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas on where to ride and eat and drink Im just here for the competition.... More
MOMatthew O.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Great access from Tokyo, perfect for a fun cruisy day of skiing with enough difficulty to end the day with sore legs. Something for everyone and some amazing restaurants on and off mountain!!!... More
TOToshio O.
advanced skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
It is the best ski area in Japan. The largest ski area as with awesome mountain seanery and variety of skiing course. It is valuable enough to visit just to see mountain view. You can enjoy high speed skiing on gloomed course especially early in the morning and deep snow a day... More
TLTom L.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
Great place for enjoying the snow in close proximity to dining accommodation and entertainment. We had a great time here and found the area easy to navigate. As you can expect anywhere in Japan the locals were friendly and helpful and the resort facilities were excellent. Can't... More
DFDale F.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
great powder, great runs, great lifts, great staff and very little queues, what more could you ask for :-) Oh yeah and great lift ticket prices, you can't ask for more than that... More
SHSam H.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Huge resort that runs into the town. Wide and full of changes and runs that keeps you occupied for days. Easy access and great food scattered around it make for a great day. Ramen and a beer for lunch halfway down is the best, quickly followed by a quick nap.... More
DFDaniel F.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Can be epic after a big dump. Often rains to the top also. Gets quite busy mid Jan and Feb. Most lifts quite slow. Good backcountry access from the top if prepared to hike and equipped.... More
DCDominic C.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Happo is a great all round resort, with options for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The village give incredible access to the mountain, with a number of ski in ski out resorts... More
RQRainier Q.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
My favorite place in Hakuba! I love coming back here every year and seeing the beutiful landscape. Always amazing powder and looking forward to my next visit. See you soon!... More
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