Hakuba 3rd February, 2010

Happo One

One or ten tracks doesn't mean the slope is safe

Happo One is the most famous ski resort in Japan. It was where they held the downhill events for the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998. With 1072 verticle meters of Mountain and trails that run 8 km, Happo has something for everyone. It should be noted that there is a magnificent area right in the middle of the resort that is in fact Out Of Bounds. The picture above shows the area with tracks on it. The ski patrol wait at the bottom of the run and confiscate your pass if you go into the area which is a high level avalanche risk and I have seen it slide before.  Most of the rest of Happo One is open so please respect the rules and do not drop into this area. trust me there is plenty of other stuff available with easy access. Stay with us at the White Horse Hotel in Hakuba and let me pass on my secrets. The condition is you don’t go and tell any others.

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4 Responses to Hakuba 3rd February, 2010

  1. Damo says:

    why in the hell am I sitting at a desk when I could be making tracks rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  2. Hakuba says:

    Ahh yes Damo. Just like the ones I was making this morning on Hakuba47. Fresh tracks every run. There is so much snow we will be going until the start of May. Stiil plenty of time to get here especially with the jetstar flight specials at the moment.

  3. Adrian says:

    I think I recongnise those tracks……hmmmm wasn’t me.

  4. Hakuba says:

    Arhhh – yes I think in fact it was you Adrian. It must bring back some good memories. I only relay the advice, I don’t police it 🙂

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