One of the coolest things about Hakuba and its villages is their age. You can feel the history and culture as you walk the streets and laneways, particularly in the main area, Happo Village where you pass stone Buddha statues, hot-spring footbaths, shrines and traditional buildings that for brief moments can make you feel like [...]
You know you’re in the company of serious mountains not when they look big, but when you feel small. At 1850m just below the peak of Happo One (pronounced oh-nay), looking north to the towering, craggy, almost-3km-high peaks of Shiroumadake, Shakushidake and Hakuba Yarigatake, you’re standing among giants. It is spine-tingling, and not in a [...]
We organised a trip to Niseko for Jon Olsson but the forecast was better for Hakuba so we hooked him up down there… and he scored BIG TIME! Deepest powder of his life – his vlog is the funnest we’ve ever seen – check it out!