Hakuba Open for the 17/18 season!

Something was in the air yesterday and boards were duly waxed and season passes picked up and ready in case the snow gods provided – Which they did!

A glorious crisp bluebird morning followed by an announcement that Happo and Goryu were both opening to the tune of about 60cm on the upper slopes.

Happo staff greeted the small band of merry makers, bowed and thanked us for making it to the first day of the season. In exchange, Cheers and gratitude for working to open on such short notice.

The upper slopes were covered with nice knee deep dense chalky powder and with lots of space and not many people the fresh turns lasted till lunchtime.