A large-scale ski resort with a grandiose panorama,
Happo One is located at the foot of the Hakuba Mountains, which belong to Chubu
Sangaku National Park. Its ski environment wins high international acclaim for
attributes such as fine quality natural snow, backdrop view of precipitous mountains,
and completely equipped long courses. Being one of the few ski areas in Japan
that conform to the downhill race course standards established by the FIS (Federation
Internationale de Ski), Happo One has been selected to host numerous tournaments.
Examples include the traditional Riesen Slalom championships, national championships,
FIS World Cup championships and All Japan Ski Technique Championships.
At the 1998 Nagano
Olympics, becoming the main stage for men and women Alpine ski downhill races,
Super-G and Nordic-combined, Happo One thrilled the world with all kinds of breathtaking
action. The action at the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium awed the people of Japan
so much that the stadium has now become a memorial symbol of Happo One. Additionally
speaking, a facility called Norway Village has been built next to the stadium
and is becoming a new popular sightseeing spot.
Another attraction, which we
confidently recommend, is the Hakuba Happo One Ski School. With a long history,
it is one of the most prominent ski schools in Japan. In 1940, it was inaugurated
as the Hosono Ski Training Club. In 1947, its name changed to the Hosono Ski
Workshop, then to the Hosono Ski School in 1958. And after 1965, its name changed
to its present name and the school evolved into what it is today. It is the behind-the-scenes
tradition and outstanding ski environment such as this that has produced the
numerous racers and demonstrators from Hakuba Happo One.
When the snow melts
away, the village is thronged with mountain climbers aiming to tackle the Hakuba
Mountains. You can delight to your heart's content in the alpine mood as you
trek around viewing the cairns and alpine flora fluttering in the wind. And after
working up a sweat in the lush natural landscape, the Hakuba Happo hot springs
await your return. The hot springs are simple thermal springs with colorless
clear alkaline water that speeds recovery from sore muscles and fatigue.
metamorphoses into variegated forms in step with each time of each season and
enchants its guests throughout the year. Enjoy a trip rich in variation, relaxing
in natural hot springs, visiting art galleries, and engaging in outdoor athletic
Sister city: Lech
Located in the Arlberg region of Austria, Lech
is one of the highest-level resort areas of the Alps. It is a beautiful ski resort
to which members of the royal family visit yearly. The town, with its numerous
elegant hotels and inns, harmonizes with the idyllic atmosphere intrinsic to
the Alps. When summer arrives, the whole area turns into a landscape of lush
green through which pleasant trekking can be experienced. This natural environment
at 1,500 meters above sea level is indubitably the ideal vacation spot.
Hakuba Happo One Sightseeing Association
Happo, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun,
Tel: (+81) 261-72-3066 (Domestic: 0261-72-3066)
261-72-3763 (Domestic: 0261-72-3763)