Blue Sky Day in Hakuba

A postcard-perfect day at Hakuba Iwatake Ski Field, high in the Japanese Alps.  Aside from sublime scenery, the enormous Iwatake Ski Field offers plenty of runs for all levels of skiers, including this complete beginner. This area even hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998.  If you’re keen for some prime powder time this season, Hakuba is easily accessible by bus and rail from Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo.