Every month in Hakuba has its merits, and the best time to travel very much depends on your interests, goals and what you would most like to experience while in Hakuba. Specifically focusing on the winter months and ski tourism, here are 5 reasons why February is a great time to ski in Hakuba.
1. The best of off piste and side country
Certainly no secret and undoubtedly becoming repetitive and unoriginal for some, the powder snow in Japan is – when well timed – nothing short of phenomenal. Indeed there is no smoke without fire, because when I say that waking up to 1 meter of fresh powder snow accessible from the chair lift, really does happen in Hakuba – I use no hint of poetic license. Does it happen every day? No. Therefore, if experiencing the deepest powder snow with the most terrain available is your primary focus