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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MDMike D.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Hakuba/Happo-One has amazed me with it's snow & views that are unmatched. Happo-one is knee deep in snow, the food is delicious, Japanese are lovely, bring on the season Japan!! ✌️... More
SMStephanie M.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
An awesome resort and location with a whole variety of runs and terrains to suit all abilities. It is super convenient and easy to get around with friendly staff everywhere you go. It is definitely an awesome place to ski but also plenty to be enjoyed off the snow too. ... More
THToby H.
expert skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
Great range of runs for all abilities available. Amazing food on mountain and around Hakuba. Also free shuttle buses to different resorts in valley are wonderful. Local all pleased to help at all times. ... More
BLBart L.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Great place for beginners and for spending a few days. Advanced will run out of runs pretty quickly, back country is pretty good though. Busy on weekends and during peek season. Food is divine. ... More
CRChris R.
advanced skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Visited the Hakuba area 3 times and enjoyed Happo the most. Plenty of vertical and on a powder day the place is so much fun. Finish the day off with a relaxing Onsen followed by some amazing food at the many Bars, Izakaya’s or Restaurants. Week Days are less crowded, but Public... More
BBrendan
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 09, 2017
One of the largest resorts in Hakuba, Happo One has runs for all levels. Being right in the heart of town, it's a great mountain to live around, allowing you to essentially stay at a ski in ski out resort without paying the extra dollars. The mountain itself is extremely wide and... More
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