Question English ski school options in Hakuba

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  1. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave Well-Known Member

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    We are off to Hakuba in early Feb (and eagerly watching the weather forecasts...)
    Anyway, after an English speaking ski school for my 10 year old daughter (and maybe her parents) for a few days. We all fit into the "advanced" category of skier (at least in Australia).

    There seems to be a plethora of schools when you google. I'm thinking something based at or near Happo would be better as we are staying in the village and this seems to be the closest hill.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Zimboo

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    mr muddle New Member

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    concur Evergreen is where I am putting my two kids in feb. We there 8-15 Feb and got both in Evergreen for 5 days
     
  4. Crispy013

    Crispy013 Dedicated Member

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    Hakuba snow sports - based out of Iimori at Goryu/47.
     
  5. Zimboo

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    Where are you staying "in the village"?
    Evergreen is located at the base of Kokusai, but as you guys are advanced you can take another lift up and ski down to that base without issue. Can't do that at the moment due to snow levels down low, but that will change in the next week.
     
  6. FatBoyDave

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    Staying at Hakuba ski condos this time. Alas, not in Echo land, so a longish walk to Kokusai. Might look at the bus options.
     
  7. Zimboo

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    You are a long way from the hill there (near the train station), so it will be transport provided by accommodation, shuttle bus or taxi if you don't have a hire car.
     
  8. mr muddle

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    We are staying at sakka so its a shortish walk for us.
     
  9. FatBoyDave

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    That's what I get for leaving my booking late....
     
  10. sn0wbunny29

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    Check with Evergreen as they will pick up from your accommodation.
     
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  11. BrewerGrrrrrl

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    Evergreen. Run by Aussies, mostly from Hotham, theres also a ski race program that has weekly blocks, but its everyday
     
  12. FatBoyDave

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    Really? Which ones?
     
  13. Zimboo

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    I thought Evergreen was run by Dave Enright (Canadian)?
    And he had a bunch of people from all over the world working for him?
     
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    Pretty sure Shane Guest who is an instructor at Hotham worked there last season but I wasn't aware of any other Hotham guys that were working there.
     
  15. Annabuzzy

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    Evergreen at Happo.

    Hakuba Snow Sports at Imori.

    International something or other at 47.