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Multi Resort Lift Passes:
17th July 2011

These passes can be used at Hakuba 47/ Goryu, Happo One, Iwatake, Sanasaka, Minekata, Highland Park and Tsugaike Resorts. They can be used at one resort per day and valid for day skiing. Most... More…

Having trouble choosing where to stay?:
15th July 2011

Various small areas make up the large area known as Hakuba.  Each has it's own charms and local flavour, and advantages and disadvantages. We book accommodation in what we consider are the... More…

Getting to Hakuba part 2
14th July 2011

Another option, perfect if you are travelling around Japan, is to get a 4 day flexi pass through JR East. These passes, only available to non Japan residents, must be purchased yourself in your... More…

Getting to Hakuba
13th July 2011

There are many options to get to Hakuba. The most convenient when arriving on a late flight is to get a transfer direct to your hotel. Not only is this cheap compared to international rates it is... More…

Couriering Luggage
12th July 2011

When going on your Japanese ski holiday why not take a side trip and visit Tokyo or its surrounding areas and courier ("tukubin") your ski luggage to Hakuba.  Don't travel with all your ski... More…

Peek a Boo
11th July 2011

Where's my car?     Start your Ski Japan adventure! More…

Why Ski in Hakuba?
10th July 2011

Hakuba is one of the largest ski areas on one pass in the country. It has well over 130 lifts which are spread over 6 large areas that you can access with the multi resort inbound lift pass.... More…

Snow Monkeys
9th July 2011

A great sideline to skiing, especially when you need a day to recoup, is visiting the snow monkeys.  In northern Nagano Prefecture around two hours from Hakuba is the municipality Yamanouchi.... More…

What Should I Wear Skiing in Hakuba, Japan.
3rd July 2011

This may seem obvious but it's a question that we hear quite a lot. The temperatures we get in Hakuba are perfect for world class quality snow. During the day from mid December till mid March it... More…

What is a Bento Box?
30th June 2011

Bento is the Japanese way of saying "take-out" meal.  These meals however are also served at home and at restaurants.  They have a number of compartments and are an easy way to store and... More…

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