When will ski resorts in HAKUBA VALLEY open for the 2019/2020 snow season?

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Who's ready for ski/snowboard season? The winter is just around the corner. We are waiting for snow resorts opening day.

 

When will ski resorts in HAKUBA VALLEY open for the 2019/2020 snow season?

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HAKUBA HAPPO ONE SNOW RESORT'S SLOPES
DATE TAKEN: November 15, 2019.

It's still warm here in Hakuba. No snow. The weather forecast seems to be less snow this winter in Japan. I hope the ski resorts will open soon.

 

Snowmaking is in progress!

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HAKUBA HAPPO ONE SNOW RESORT'S SLOPES
DATE TAKEN: November 29, 2019.

Update(November 29, 2019): We are still waiting for snowfall in Hakuba. Hakuba Happo-one snow resort began snowmaking operations Thursday. We hope to get it open soon.

 

Finally, it's Open!

Update(December 5, 2019): Happo, Goryu, and 47 to be the first Hakuba ski area to open Friday! Hakuba Goryu snow resort, Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and Hakuba Happo-one snow resort will be open tomorrow, December 6, 2019.

 

There is the prior opening dates in the last four years.

 

2015/2016 season started November 28

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HAKUBA GORYU SNOW RESORT
DATE TAKEN: December 6, 2015

2015/2016 season started on November 28, 2015. A "bomb cyclone" brought tons of snow in Hakuba. Hakuba Happo-one snow resort, Hakuba Goryu snow resort, and Tsugaike Kogen ski resort opened on November 28, 2015.

 

2016/2017 season started December 8

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HAKUBA GORYU SNOW RESORT
DATE TAKEN: December 8, 2016

2016/2017 season started December 8, 2016. Hakuba Happo-one snow resort, Tsugaike Kogen ski resort opened on December 8, Hakuba Goryu snow resort opened on December 9, 2016.

 

2017/2018 season started November 21

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HAKUBA GORYU SNOW RESORT
DATE TAKEN: November 24, 2017

2017/2018 season began November 21, 2017. We had a lot of snow on November 20. Hakuba Happo-one snow resort and Hakuba Goryu snow resort opened on November 21, 2017.

 

2018/2019 season started December 15

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HAKUBA HAPPO-ONE SKI RESORT
DATE TAKEN: December 16, 2018

2018/2019 season began on December 15, 2018. Hakuba Happo-one snow resort, Hakuba Goryu snow resort, Tsugaike Kogen ski resort, Hakuba Cortina ski resort, and Kashimayari ski resort opened on December 15, Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park opened on November 16, 2018.