Another resort near Hakuba. Cortina is all about powder and tree skiing. Since the 2009/2010 Off piste skiing is allowed in all areas and this is also the reason why it is getting tracked so much faster then it used to be. Cortina usually gets more snow during any storm. A shuttle bus leaving from Happo Informations Centre is the best way to get there.
Cortina is linked with Norikura Hakuba. You can get a day pass for one of the two resorts or a combined one.
http://www.hakubapowderlodging.com/ — A great place to spend your time in Hakuba. Lodge with various options to stay. Single, double, and quad rooms, suites. Internet, common kitchen, living and TV room, etc.
If only the lower part of the mountain is open, don’t go there. It sucks!
A 1000yen voucher for food, entry to the very nice onsen, and skiing for as little as 3500 yen. It doesn’t get any better.Half days are 3000yen with food and onsen. PackageDeal at the ticket office.
How To Get There
If you like to be there before opening: By bus and train: first to Hakuba Station, train to Minami Otari, and then the shuttle to the resort. Train is 230 yen one-way. Shuttle is free. Taxi is probably about 6000 yen.
Since the 2010/2011 Season you can take the free shuttle to Happo Information Center and from there at 08:50 a free bus to Cortina.
Yes all open and ok with ski patrol
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