HAKKAISAN - Spectacular Scenery and Sport
A single run down the mountain is all it takes to discover why this small resort has such a great reputation. Mogul lovers will be in their zone on the aggressive, tree-studded slopes while the steeper trails are left ungroomed making the area a favorite of deep powder enthusiasts. There are also long, groomed trails well suited for beginners, including a leisurely 5.5 km run from the summit of Mt Hakkai. All trails are open to snowboarders, who also have their own terrain park.
A number of cozy pensions are in the immediate vicinity of the ski area for those who want to be near the action. Other accommodations can be found in the nearby town of Minami Uonuma, which is linked to the ski area by shuttle bus, as well as in Yuzawa Town and Naeba Ski Resort.
This spectacularly beautiful area is renowned for its premium sake (rice wine), which locals like to sip hot after a day on the slopes. Try a glass while soaking away your aches and pains in one of the many hot springs.