Hakuba Powder Lodging is located directly between Happo-One and Hakuba Goryu/47, two of the area's finest resorts. The views from Hakuba Powder Lodging's rooms are some of the best in the valley, and the people who work and stay here create a warm, happy environment.Details
For those of you who prefer the comforts and privacy of home on your ski vacations, we offer you Hakuba Powder Cottage Alpine - a modern cottage in a beautiful setting in Hakuba. Our two-bedroom 125 square metre/1345 square foot rental unit, located in Echoland, will sleep six comfortably in one queen sized and four single beds. The cottage features air-conditioning. As with Hakuba Powder Lodge, we will give you a free pick up and drop off at Hakuba Station before and after your stay.Details
Hakuba Powder Cottage Blizzard is a beautiful new self-contained unit, built in the fall of 2015. At just under 100 square meters of functional space, the unit was designed by HPL co-owner Hiroko Kowal. This cottage features two covered terraces, a functional modern kitchen, and large bathroom. Located in the heart of Echoland Hakuba's main après area, the cottage is perfectly located for guests who desire easy access to the resorts and the unmatched restaurant scene of Echoland. Hakuba Powder Cottage Blizzard feature on-site easy access and maintained parking for two to three cars.Details
The lodge is owned and run by the Kowal Family: Nick, Hiro, Hannah, Tyler and Maya. Growing up in Canada, Nick realized that skiing was the best way to help pass the long cold winters. His skiing turned from a simple hobby to a passion and soon the challenges and beauty of skiing became his primary focus.
His love of the sport eventually brought him to Japan in search of the perfect winter. It was in Japan that he met Hiroko who was just as addicted to skiing as he was. Together they skied and traveled through many different countries searching for the place to call home. Finally in 2004 the search for the perfect ski destination came to an end. Together with Nick, Hiroko decided to make Hakuba their full-time home.
There are few who know and understand Hakuba or Japan's on- and off-piste like Nick and Hiroko do. Having Skied over 50 resorts in Japan Nick and Hiroko have a unique knowledge of Japanese ski culture and the resorts. Nick and Hiroko are some of the best skiers in the Hakuba area. Nick is a Level-2 licensed ski instructor and aspiring backcountry ski and snowboard guide. He has also been featured on various magazine covers and is friends with some of today's top pro skiers. Hiroko is a powder expert who routinely helps female guests improve their personal powder skills. Whether you need simple tips about equipment, resort advice or help on multi-day expeditions, Nick and Hiroko offer all levels of skiers and riders a wealth of skiing know-how gleaned from their extensive personal experiences.