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Hakuba or Nozawa end March?

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Farr8, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Farr8

    Farr8 First Runs

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    Hi all, I’m torn between heading to Nozawa or Hakuba for spring skiing end March 2020. Has anyone been there during the last week of March ( 20th onwards) and how’s the snow condition at both resort? Any pros and cons between the two?

    I’ve already book accommodation for both and deciding between the two resort which is better.

    On a side note, we’re not considering Hokkaido for this trip as we’ll be heading there in Feb.
     
  2. Crispy013

    Crispy013 One of Us

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    Hakuba has elevation on its side, whereas Nozawa base is quite low so could easily get slushy. I’d lean towards Hakuba.
     
  3. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hakuba
     
  4. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hakuba.
     
  5. Lucky Pete

    Lucky Pete One of Us

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    Hakuba. 3 out of the last 5 years I have had mid March pow days but have also been rained on :)

    As an aside please dont book 2 places when you only intend to go to one. Its really poor form and may cost the place you dont stay at a booking and hence income. Please do your research then book.
     
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  6. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Absolutely! I've known of people that have booked 3 places then decided where to go at the absolute last day for cancellation. Left two hotels in the lurch for group bookings of 10 days. You're a prick if you do that. In fact I rang leader of a group in Melbourne who just didn't turn up for a 2 week booking at a local mates place. He had lost A$3K+. Bloke just didn't care. Got a sort of, "Oh yeah, sorry, we decided to go to Hokkaido". I let rip with some colourful language after that.

    If you book a couple tentatively then cancel the unwanted one shortly after that, cool. But to hang onto them is definitely arsehat territory.

    Okay, rant over. Carry on.
     
  7. Joe2020

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    I don't understand why anyone would feel the need to book anything that time of year.
    Check conditions last week of Feb, Ive never had a problem booking last minute flights, transfers through to Accom anywhere...
     
  8. Mils

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    maybe catch a plane to hokkiado?