First Snowfall for the season at Hakuba, Japan

Tue 13 October 09

So record early start in the USA, and following the earliest recorded snowfall on Mt Fuji back in August, comes the first snowfall of the season at Hakuba. Could this be one epic winter?

The first snowfall in Hakuba in the Japanese Alps, home to the resorts Happo, and Hakuba 47 & Goyru arrived on 8th October.

first snowfall in Hakuba on 8th October 2009
first snowfall in Hakuba on 8th October 2009
Photo: Ben Gibson

Our friends Snow Season Japan will be keeping us updated throughout the season, and check out their blog as the new season un-wraps

Anyone even remotely thinking of heading to Japan this season should take a look at our new book - Snow-search Japan. It hits the shops worldwide from November


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Hakuba 47 , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “The park & pipe almost make up for the resorts attitude towards going off-piste. Sticking to the pistes and you'll have a good time with plenty of well groomed and long slopes.”