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Hakuba Cuisine 2
20th October 2011

Next on the list is Happo village, the original accommodation and nightlife area in Hakuba. Probably the most popular here is Uncle Stevens Mexican restaurant with all your Tex Mex favourites, also... More…

Hakuba Cuisine 1
19th October 2011

Hakuba has one of the most International list of restaurants that you'll find at a ski resort in Japan. Hakuba Cho area; There's Gravity Worx, a minutes walk from Hakuba station and definately the... More…

Backcountry Skiing
18th October 2011

If you'd like to get out of the resort for more guaranteed fresh Japanese powder you can always book a guide to show you around (highly recommended as it's serious stuff out there!) There a couple... More…

Hakuba Moments 2
16th October 2011

Just to put things in perspective for all those mis-informed people who think that Australian ski resorts sometimes get powder. Here is a shot of yours truly in real powder in Japan. My board is... More…

Red Leaves
15th October 2011

are hanging on the trees outside my Hakuba accommodation in Echoland. Looking up at Happo out my window and all I see are clouds...it's cold outside but not cold enough to go skiing just yet, Japan... More…

Hakuba Memories 3
14th October 2011

After telling a Melbourne travel agent in 1997 that my ski town in Japan had an average of 10 metres snow a season, no lift lines and that a days lift pass cost just AUD$55 she looked at me with... More…

Hakuba Memories 2
13th October 2011

Met this guy in Canada in '96. Justin. Guy just ripped!! Was pulling HUGE airs in the backcountry and sticking them nearly every time. He'd never skiied in Japan before so I got him a job in one of... More…

Hakuba Memories
12th October 2011

Here's a picture of one of the rippers mentioned in yesterdays blog about Hakuba accommodation. His name is Damo Liddy and he was one of Australia's best snowboarders a few years back. This pic was... More…

Good Times in Hakuba
11th October 2011

Well its been 12 years since I opened my first Hakuba accommodation, Snowbeds and there's been quite a few rippers that stayed here in that time, for many of them the first time they skied in... More…

Oz Wins!!!!!
10th October 2011

Well I think we were lucky, we watched Oz slip by South Africa by the skin of our teeth from the luxurious couch of the plush Phoenix accommodation in downtown Hakuba. All we have to do now is... More…

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