Snowbeds Blog

Ski Season is coming!!
1st November 2011

It's getting cold in Hakuba these days and snow is atop the peaks again! It's all coming a little earlier than usual and predictions are for an earlier than usual open of the slopes as well. With... More…

Ski In Ski Out Facts in Hakuba
29th October 2011

There is virtually no Hakuba accommodation that is ski-in ski-out, Niseko either for that matter. If people say their lodge is they are exaggerating. There are some places closer than others and... More…

Ski In Ski Out Facts 4
28th October 2011

The big resorts on the south island of NZ have no ski in ski out at all...people stay where the restaurants and nightlife are. North America does have a bit of this type of accommodation though but... More…

Ski In Ski Out Facts 3
27th October 2011

Other European resorts like say Chamonix are so gnarly steep that the cable cars they have put in are an engineering marvel. To build accommodation up these mountains is just out of the question.... More…

Ski In Ski Out Facts 2
26th October 2011

Compare Australian ski resorts like Hotham where the village is on the top of the mountain to say St Anton in Austria. The resort sits in a narrow valley and has had avalanches come down one side... More…

Ski In Ski Out Facts
25th October 2011

Australian skiers are blessed, sort of. Australia mountains are millions of years old and so have been eroding for a very long time.This means that Australian ski resorts are flat which of course... More…

Hakuba Cuisine 5
24th October 2011

Upper Echoland. Where most of the accommodation is located in this part of Hakuba, (lower Echoland is perhaps 5-10 minutes walk away if you're staying in this part of town) Starting at the top with... More…

Hakuba Cuisine 4
23rd October 2011

Lastly Echoland which has so many places we are going to break it in 2. Lower Echoland. Soba or buck wheat noodles is traditional to this area and is so popular with the Japanese that there are... More…

Hakuba Cuisine 3
22nd October 2011

Wadano has perhaps the most frequented Hakuba accommodations in town and at the dearer end also doesnt disappoint with the food. The Pub is probably the busiest and the name says it all, pub food... More…

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