The girl that got 4th at the Olympics was from Hakuba.Heading over to Hakuba tomorrow for moguls event on the weekend. Anyone skiing Happo 47 should have a look. You get a great view of the course from the top gondola station. Say hi if you see us - my mogul skier is probably the only westerner competing.
Mnnn, ok. The general consensus here is that Happo is very busy on weekends whereas Tsugaike is comparatively quieter. So next 2 days will be Happo, then Tsugaike. I've organized a lift down to the Happo information centre Saturday morning. I'm sure there is some wonderfully efficient and logical manner the buses around here are set up, but it escapes me. At very least they run frequently.
Well, I've got 3 days left and 3 resorts I'd like to do (Happo-One, Tsugaike and Cortina/Norikura probably in that order). Tsugaike will be on day 4 of this trip, I don't mind waiting a bit in the queue as I suspect my legs will be fatigued and I'll need the break. All this skiing without any lift queues is a totally new experience for me.The Tsugaike gondola is busy on a weekend....... sometimes 100m long.
I'd be more inclined to go to Norikura on the bus(and get the Cortina/Norikura combined lift ticket), and catch the bus back from Cortina in the arvo.
Cortina I miss the old days and the patrol chase!
Nice picture smitty. The thing that amazes me about this place is that the resorts go to about 1800m, then you have the actual mountain peaks which tower over the top of them. A couple of times I have gotten into trouble by daydreaming looking at the peaks, the views into the valley etc when I should have been looking where I was going.
Depends ...what's the offpiste (in trees) policy at Tsugaike?
Donemmm someone (not me cause I won't be there) should start the Hakuba 2014/15 thread.