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New Hakuba music and ski festival to feature big Aussie lineup
1 month ago

New Hakuba music and ski festival to feature big Aussie lineup

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Hakuba has unveiled an impressive lineup for its inaugural Snow Machine music and ski festival, which will feature Australian acts Peking Duk, What So Not, acclaimed producer duo Hermitude, and …
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How to get to Hakuba, Japan
2 months ago

How to get to Hakuba, Japan

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There is more than one way to reach Hakuba. Taking a direct bus from the airport is often the easiest (and cheapest) option but will add transit time. Taking the …
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Japan’s largest ski resort is building a “beach” 1400 metres above sea level
2 months ago

Japan’s largest ski resort is building a “beach” 1400 metres above sea level

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Hakuba might be known for its bottomless powder or as one of the host venues for the 1998 Winter Olympics, but it would not be anyone’s first choice for a …
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Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers
7 months ago

Solo snowboarder buried in Hakuba avalanche is rescued by strangers

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A snowboarder in Hakuba is lucky to be alive, after a group of skiers in the Happo backcountry came across avalanche debris and decided to check the scene for potential …
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Travis Rice claims win at FWT Hakuba as legends shine
8 months ago

Travis Rice claims win at FWT Hakuba as legends shine

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Travis Rice has beaten Austrian snowboarding legend Gigi Ruf to claim his maiden Freeride World Tour victory, with a dominant performance that featured a massive 720 and a backflip. Rice …
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7 awesome places to eat in the Hakuba Valley
10 months ago

7 awesome places to eat in the Hakuba Valley

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With snow already falling throughout Hakuba, visitors will soon be flocking to the Japanese resort town for powder runs and epic backcountry skiing. While people may be coming for the …
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The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season
11 months ago

The Hakuba nightlife guide for the 2018/19 season

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Since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1998, Hakuba has exploded in popularity attracting snow enthusiasts from around the world. In fact, Hakuba will host 200,000 foreign stays this year alone …
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Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour
11 months ago

Hakuba confirmed as first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour

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Hakuba has been confirmed as the first stop on the 2019 Freeride World Tour, a series that will include events in Kicking Horse (Canada), Fieberbrunn (Austria), Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra) and Verbier (Switzerland). …
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New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort
1 year ago

New “powder area” to open in Hakuba’s Happo-One resort

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News that Hakuba’s Happo-one resort will be opening a new “powder area” for the 2018/19 season is being met with excitement by fans of the resort.

The area known as …
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Guide to ski resorts near Tokyo
1 year ago

Guide to ski resorts near Tokyo

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Tokyo is located within the Kanto region of Honshu, the biggest and most populous of Japan’s four main islands. Whereas Tokyo is relatively flat, much of Honshu is dominated by …
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