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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SMShaun M.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
I thought it was very enjoyable, the staff were friendly and helpful. The food on the mountain was amazing, I had my favorite meal of my whole trip there. The variety of the slopes were good but could use some boxes and rails. Snowfall was fantastic... More
ABAdam B.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Happo One is the best place I have ever ridden a snowboard. There's always great tree runs to be found especially if you know where to look. Even if the top half of the mountain goes on wind hold you can still have incredible riding on the bottom half. The food around town is... More
DPDaniel P.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Happo One was the first mountain I visited during my stay in Hakuba. Amazing fields with a broad array of tracks catering for the multitude of different skill levels. The resort is accessible from most of the surrounding town area very easily and often only a short walk to any of... More
SBSam B.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Fantastic resort ! Even before I got into the mountain I was amazed at the place. It such a beatific place and the free bus service is fantastic. Spent 14 days on the mountains and did not want to leave. Some of the best powder I have ever boarded in! Can’t wait to get back!!... More
JCJohn C.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
It has been 2 years since my partner and kids skied and boarded at Happo One. We were in the Hakuba area for 8 days and left knowing it was the best snow holiday we've been on. Everything and everyone in Happo One made our stay memorable. Nothing was too much trouble for the... More
SASimon A.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Great all round, locally inspired resort. Plenty of variety between trees and also an amazing slopstyle park - happo banks - which is designed for all abilities. A wide variety of Japanese inspired food on the mountain as well as in the village. Plenty of buses and other touring... More
HAHarry A.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Great place to take new, intermidiate and advanced skiers or snowboarders with nice long tracks and multiple options and lodging can be within 200 metres from the lifts! Plus the snow is amazing in Japan!... More
JTJon T.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
We loved the variety of runs that Happo One provided from the double black runs to the free flowing top to bottom trail back home in the evenings capped by the most lushous dumping of japow you could hope for! It lived up to our dreams and hopes and was right on the doorstep of... More
ZHZaide H.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
If you’re just an everyday bloke looking for a place to shred some of the best the gnar pow on the globe while getting grossly overweight from sashimi consumption, this is it.... More
JKJosephe K.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Happo one is my favourite resort in the entire world. Lift tickets are super cheap The snow is super fresh with heaps of pow The food is incredible, especially the udon at the bottom of the gondola! Can’t miss it or leave without having it! And the people are extremely... More
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