Category Archives: Hakuba

Hakuba videos. A weekly diary of the 2020/21 winter season.

We got through the season and I achieved my goal of one video blog each week. This winter took me back in time 18 years ago when I first came to Hakuba. Hardly a lift line to be seen, especially … Continue reading

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A week by week video blog of the Hakuba 20/21 snow season

Hakuba Valley in Japan is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding. We have big mountains and can get huge amounts of snow. Over the next few months I will be showing you what winter is like here. This is … Continue reading

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First day of the season competition 2020/21

It’s on again. Each year we run a competition to pick the first day of the season. The rules are simple The first day the lifts open for skiers and boarders at any one of the resorts in Hakuba. One date per … Continue reading

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When do the lifts open in Hakuba?

When does the snow season start in Hakuba? Answer is, as soon as there is enough snow on the ground. As the storms start rolling in during November, we all wait here with anticipation for the lifts to start turning. … Continue reading

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No covid in Hakuba.

Well not that we know of and I suppose that goes for anywhere in the world. So far so good for the Hakuba Valley with zero cases recorded. Japan overall has done an amazing job to quell the spread of … Continue reading

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Hakuba first day of the season competition 2019/20

It’s on again. Each year we run a competition to pick the first day of the season. The rules are simple The first day the lifts open for skiers and boarders at any one of the resorts in Hakuba. One date per … Continue reading

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Epic Pass Hakuba

Vail Resorts Inc. have spread their Epic Pass out far and wide and their season passes at any of their official resorts will offer 5 days free skiing in the Hakuba Valley. That’s a good saving off your holiday expenses … Continue reading

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Cheap lift tickets for Hakuba 47, Goryu and Iimori

It has always amazed me how cheap the lift tickets are in Hakuba and the discount vouchers make it an even bigger bargain. 5100 yen for an adult day pass including a 1000 yen meal and drink voucher. Kids at … Continue reading

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Hakuba Valley First Day of the season competition 2018/19

It’s on again. Each year we run a competition to pick the first day of the season. The rules are simple The first day the lifts open for skiers and boarders at any one of the resorts in Hakuba. One date per … Continue reading

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White Horse Hotel, Hakuba, Japan.

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