Skiing in Japan – Heavenly Hakuba

Hakuba Japan

With the winter Olympics upon us, one gets the urge to try out some winter sports.

Although skiing is not the first thing I think of when I think of Japan, there are plenty of outstanding ski slopes in northern Japan.

Hakuba is a long valley floor connecting no fewer than ten ski resorts in the Japanese Alps. Some of them have provided recreational skiing for more than 70 years, some have hosted major Winter Olympics events as recently as 1998, many still host World Cup ski races and the region boasts more annual snowfall (32ft to 48ft) than most of western Canada.

Be sure to check out Mail Online for this article on Hakuba, one of Japan’s best kept ski secrets.

Photo Credits: Hakuba monkey by – : : smallfish : :

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