HAKUBA SKI RESORTS Happo Goryu Hakuba 47 Cortina Iwatake Tsugaike Norikura Kashimayari Sanosaka
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
Cortina   is   known   as   the   powder   capital   of   Hakuba, both   for   the   huge   amounts   of   snow   it   gets,   and   also for   the   innovative   (at   least   in   Japan)   step   of   opening up    the    trees    to    the    public.    And    these    aren't    just ordinary   tree   runs;   they   are   steep   (up   to   42 ° ),   and the   trees   are   well   spaced.   You   need   to   be   at   least   a strong    intermediate    to    enter    these    areas    and    you should   wear   a   helmet.   There   is   also   a   backcountry gate   at   the   top   leading   to   “No   hike”   access   to   more trees-for   these   you   need   avi   gear.   Besides   the   tree runs,   there   is   a   great   beginners   area   at   the   bottom along   with   many   intermediate   runs.   The   hotel   at   the bottom   deserves   a   mention   it   is   just   so   photogenic.   If you   don’t   already   have   a   lift   pass   it   is   recommended you   buy   a   lift   pass/lunch/onsen   package   when   you arrive.   It   is   really   good   value   and   the   onsen   is   great. They    often    have    an    all    you    can    eat    buffet    in    the basement for 1,500 yen or so-also great value.    

                       Cortina Ski Resort

Steep and very deep

   Mountain Statistics

Lifts 8 Courses 16 Highest point 1400 mtrs Vertical drop 500 mtrs Annual Snowfall 12 mtrs/year Steepest run 42° Terrain Park Yes Night skiing Yes Children’s area Yes  
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Flying through the trees in Hakuba
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