Hakuba Snow Report December 24

Day three of the Japanese long weekend and Xmas Eve is seeing a lot of people dressed in Santa suits for free tickets. Rain last night turned to wet snow in the early hours and conditions today have seen a mix of rain, wet snow and some sunshine poking through with snow falling now. Lower lifts are running though not …

Hakuba Snow Report December 22

Hakuba currently sits under cloudy skies with the cloud ceiling at about the 2500m mark, so the visibility should be fine for skiers and boarders today. No new snow to report overnight but still great conditions on groomed and packed powder runs. A mild warming trend today with minimum temperature at around 0 degrees celcius. Lower slopes powder will be …

Hakuba Snow Report December 21

Another 25 cm of fresh fluffy powder in the valley this morning and 35 cm up top. There are no winds in the valley and are light north west in the alpine. Temperatures are mild and visibility is variable.Happo One, Goryu and Hakuba 47 are open to the bottom today and Happo is scheduled to open their Saka lifts tomorrow.This …

Hakuba Snow Report December 18

Started snowing again last night and the echoland base car had a good 10 cm dusting of fresh light dry powder. Looks set to be snowing all day, visibility is low due to snow but will be a nice day to get some small mouthfuls of powder on the runs…possible warming tonight could bring some rain showers though it seems …

Hakuba Snow Report December 16

Absolutely dumped yesterday and through the night. 30 cm of fresh on the echoland base car and mixed reports ranging from a lot (Happo) to an extreme amount (Tsugaike) from the skifields (see below) but wherever you go it will be massive. There will be huge amounts of powder everywhere ride the lifts and enjoy! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Backcountry Travel Advisory: Huge …

Hakuba Snow Report December 14

It was welcoming to wake to fresh snow on the trees and ground in the valley today. The rain in the valley of yesterday turned to snow at just past midnight last night and will continue through the day today. Up on the slopes was a different story and the mixed rain and snow of the day turned to snow …

Just to Reiterate

Raining in the village today and Goryu is reporting 5cms of snow up top last night with wet rain/snow currently falling up there. Fairly high temperatures in the village today with a high of 9 forecast in the village but looks like temperatures will be dropping over the next couple of days with a large low moving in and heavy …

Hakuba Snow Report December 13

Raining in the village today and Goryu is reporting 5cms of snow up top last night with wet rain/snow currently falling up there. Fairly high temperatures in the village today with a high of 9 forecast in the village but looks like temperatures will be dropping over the next couple of days with a large low moving in and heavy …

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Getting To Hakuba From Kansai

Though it may seem overwhelming, travel from Kansai to Hakuba is not complicated. Public Transport in Japan is very efficient and always on-time. Check out the range of travel options from Nagoya / Osaka / Kansai to Hakuba below. There are a number of trains bound for Matsumoto and Nagano cities. Transfer at Matsumoto for trains bound for Hakuba (the …

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Getting From Narita to Hakuba

Though it may seem overwhelming, travel from Tokyo or Narita to Hakuba is not complicated. Public Transport in Japan is very efficient and always on-time. If you have luggage and children and are coming directly to Hakuba from the airport, the Chuo Taxi is probably the easiest way to travel. If you’ll be staying in Tokyo the Keio Highway Bus …