In winter, Hakuba is a busy village welcoming skiers all over the world with 11 ski resorts and over 200 trials. In summer, Hakuba also offers adventures. There are numerous hiking routes (from easy to hard) for you to explore the Japanese alpine mountains, and the nearby lakes (Lake Aoki and Lake Kisaki) are oppcupied by Kayak and swimming clubs. The closest creek named Hime River is good for rafting, and you can choose from all different camp sites to set up a tent and smell the flowers. Hotel Summer Leaves is a 2-floor building with 14 rooms and a 20-seat restaurant. This small family hostel is 2 km away from the nearest ski resort called "Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort". A small natural park for wild flowers, mainly the "Alpine Flower (Mizubashou)", is literally 20 meters away from its back door.
The host will offer the good food, dormitory and ski ticket in winter.
If you are a big fan of Outdoor sports or ski, Summer Leaves is a best choice.
The operator of Hotel Summer Leaves is a guy from China who speaks English and Chinese, and is learning Japanese right now. He is good at cooking, loves travelling, and he wishes to offer a small, cozy and fun space for people from different places to meet and know each other and spend a pleasant time together.