Cortina is known as the powder capital of Hakuba, both for the huge amounts of snow it gets, and also for the innovative (at least in Japan) step of opening up the trees to the public. And these aren't just ordinary tree runs; they are steep (42c), deep and the trees are well spaced. You need to be at least a strong intermediate to enter these areas and you should wear a helmet. Besides the tree runs, there is a great beginners area at the bottom along with many intermediate runs. The hotel at the bottom deserves a mention it is just so photogenic.
|Highest point||1400 metres|
|Vertical drop||500 metres|
|Annual Snowfall||12 metres/year|