Going to Hakuba is not all about what you do on your board or your skis. Hakuba has a wide array of wildlife, and whilst some hibernate throughout the winter others can be seen straight from the chairlifts. All you need is a little luck and to keep your eyes out.
Animals you might see if you spend a few days on the slopes are:
Whilst you are on that ski lift, take time to look for animal footprints. They are literally everywhere whenever you pass through a forested zone. The pictures below will help you identify which animal they belong to. Racoon dog footprints are similar to that of a fox, being taxonomically related