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Skiing in the Trees
29th August 2013

The tree skiing in Hakuba is world class and absolutely magnificent but has always been forbidden for supposed safety concerns. However, of late, happily this policy is slowly starting to change.... More…

Hakuba's Secret Ski Areas Part 3
27th August 2013

Norikura:  Located a short drive north of Tsugaike and adjacent to the Cortina ski area Norikura would be the least patronised of all the ski areas in Hakuba.  It's so quiet here that... More…

Hakuba's Secret Ski Areas Part 2
22nd August 2013

Sanosaka: The most southern ski resort in Hakuba that is on the multi resort lift pass Sanosaka is a great place for families and those that have never skied powder before.  It's not where the... More…

Hakuba's Secret Ski Areas
20th August 2013

Kashimayari Ski Resort:  Located at the southern most part of the Hakuba valley Kashimayari is almost unheard of to most foreign inbound ski enthusiasts even though it is one of the biggest... More…

10 Reasons Why Aussies Love Skiing in Hakuba
15th August 2013

There are well over 100 lifts in Hakuba making it one of the biggest ski areas in Japan; its otherwise known as the Japanese Alps.  Its wide open terrain is great for all levels of ability... More…

Getting to Hakuba by Train or Transfer Direct?
13th August 2013

If you decide to travel to Hakubafrom Narita Airport by train, as you are going to be doing a side trip, then SnowbedsTravel highly recommends the purchase of a JR East 4 Day Flexi pass. These... More…

Cuisine in Hakuba Part 3
8th August 2013

And finally we get to 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... More…

Cuisine in Hakuba Part 2
6th August 2013

Hakuba Cho area; The station area is not where you will be staying but its only 5 minutes in a taxi or you can walk there from Happo in about 15 minutes. Don’t neglect this area of Hakuba for... More…

Cuisine in Hakuba Part 1
4th August 2013

Hakuba has one of the most International selections of restaurants that you'll find in a ski resort anywhere in Japan. So much so that we had to break it into FOUR areas to cover it all!! The Happo... More…

What is Ski in/ out?
1st August 2013

Our definition of ski-in ski-out is strapping in at your door and riding down to the lift and skiing back to your door when you're done. Australian skiers are blessed, well sort of.... More…

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