The easiest way to join the world of “roopers” is hook up with Lion Adventures and go on one of their snowmobile tours.
There are lots of ways to spend a day off the slopes in Hakuba. You could sit and read a book and enjoy the scenery. Or, if you’re a petrolhead and that all sounds a bit tame, you can saddle up on hit the throttle, and go snowmobiling with Lion Adventure. Each course starts with a guide taking you through the safety features of Lion’s bright yellow SkiDoos. They have a top speed of around 60km per hour.