Happoone Winter Resort

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Happoone Winter Resort (白馬八方尾根スキー場) is one of the best and largest ski resort in Japan. It is located in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture. Because it has great powder snow and huge area, Nagano Olympic in 1998 was held at this place. There are 14 different courses and the longest course is about 8km long. The altitude difference is 1071m and total size is about 200ha. The most of the courses are for the intermediate and expert people. The top of Happoone is 1831m from the sea level and has a great panorama view of Kita-Alps and northern Nagano.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Period: Early Dec to Early May.
Time: 8:00 to 17:00 Nighter (17:00 to 21:00)
There is no rental shops at the lift stations, but there are many in the town.
There are many restaurants.

Lift Ticket
1 day: 5000 JPY
2 days: 8800 JPY
Half day: 3800 JPY
Nighter: 2000 JPY
There are many other options.

0. at Nagano Station.
1. use local bus to Hakuba-Happoone
There are shuttle bus from Shinjuku Station.

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Happoone Winter Resort

Happoone Winter Resort is a ski resort located in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture. For the 1998 winter Olympic in Nagano, it hosted the alpine skiing downhill, super giant slalom, and cominated slalome eventes. It is considered as the best ski resort in Japan.

Located on the top northern side of Happo. It has the best powder snow and it is expert only.

Riesen Grat Course
It has a breathtaking view of Japanese Northern Alps and finest powder snow in Nagano.

Riesen Slalom Course
3km long intermediate course.

Olympic Course I
For the expert course because it is the '98 Winter Olympiad Men's Downhill Course.

Olympic Course II
Another Expert course. It was for the '98 Winter Olympiad Women's Downhill Course.

Central Course
It has a great view and for the intermediate to experts.

Panorama Course
This course has great Panorama view and intermediate and beginners can enjoy.

Skyline Course
It is 6km long great downhill course.

Kitaone Course
Expert Course.

Happo Snow Park
There are many snow board attractions.

Expert course with great mouguls.

Dynamic Panorama Views of mountains and finest powder snow.

Night skiing course. For the intermediate skiers.

For the beginners and families.

Another beginners course. Sakka is the easiest course in Happo.

Kid's park
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