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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Ruapehu 2022
Why Hakuba? Why not anyone who knows the place would respond. OpJason Jansen from Japan Specialists / Ski Japan Holidays has clocked up 30 years living in the Hakuba Valley, so we asked him for the lowdown on why he still calls Hakuba home.. I was delighted to put down a few words about The Hakuba Valley and Happo One, my...
Hakuba Happo-one is the absolute classic Japanese mountain resort, boasting an unbeatable setting on ridge-lines running down from the most spectacular 3000m peaks of the mighty Northern Japan Alps. No wonder it boasts an amazing mountain culture and long history as a ski destination. Happo-one is now one of the World's best known ski areas, etched in the memory of all...
Get a double shot of Japow and everything you love about Japan skiing at HAKUBAVALLEY's inter-linked Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba47. Individually great. Totally awesome together! Thanks to the seamless inter-connection, most visitors with a HAKUBAVALLEY pass in their pocket will hardly notice they are actually skiing or riding two separate resorts. It all skis and feels like one big, varied mountain...
The Hakuba Valley is Japan's #1 ski resort - bigger is better! When 10 ski areas in the valley joined to form HAKUBAVALLEY they made excellent individual resorts into simply the biggest and best single ticket ski option in Japan. True alpine terrain to legendary tree skiing. Long, wide groomers to awesome parks. Sheltered family areas and perfect beginner slopes. Whatever...
Heli direct from Haneda to the exclusive Numajiri Kogen Ski Lodge has to be the ultimate crowd beater option for anyone worried about the chances of getting covid randomly after Japan opens up again. No monorails, no trains, no buses, just a scenic helicopter flight to the magnificently wild Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. Sounds good to us. On several previous Aizu...
It's not just powder hungry foreigners who think its time for a Japan travel restart. Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of the country's number 1 airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings Inc, has done an Alan Joyce and pleaded with the government to open up international travel. ANA has increased its projected loss to ¥125 billion ($1.11 billion) for the...

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