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About Hakuba

Hakuba is set high in the spectacular Japanese Alps, enjoying abundant snowfall thoughtout winter, and breathtaking scenery all year long. The previously small farming village has seen a transition to world class ski resort, assisted by the hosting of the 1998 Nagano Olympics. Olympic signs still proudly posted, and the international standard ski jump stadium prominent in the skyline, the ski resort proudly welcomes guests from near and far to enjoy incredibly soft powder and a variety of ski terrain.
Hakuba does not disappoint even for the non-skiers, with a range of day tours, cultural activities and experiences on offer and a number of cafes restaurants and bars serving top quality fresh local produce. Furthermore, a plethora of hot spring sources serve the area, the water is especially popular for its neauralic and beautifying properties.
The Hakuba Valley is made up of 10 resorts all easily accessible on the one lift ticket, and via shuttle buses traversing the valley. The resorts offer guests a great ski experience for all ability levels, as well as parks, off-piste and back country oportunities.

Why Ski Hakuba?

  • Fusion of traditional and modern Japan
  • Day trips to see the adorable snow monkeys
  • Great family holiday location
  • Longer vertical and bigger mountains than many other Japanese ski areas
  • Easy access to Nagano city and Matsumoto city for great sightseeing and shopping

Resort Stats

  • 30% Beginner Terrain
  • 50% Intermediate Terrain
  • 20% Advanced Terrain
  • 111 Number of Lifts
  • 130 Skiable Runs
  • Top Elevation 1802m
  • Vertical Drop 880m
  • Longest Run 8km
  • Nearest Airport & Distance Tokyo Haneda (HND) - 300km

Facts about Hakuba

The 10 ski resorts that make up the Hakuba Valley and are all available on the one lift ticket are:
Happo-One, Hakuba-47, Goryu, Tsugaike Kogen, Iwatake, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Cortina, Jigatake, Sanosaka and Kashimayari.
The resorts are accessed via a bus service that is included in the lift ticket.

That was my first trip to Japan and I had an absolute blast

February 22, 2024

Hi Mel and Susan,

Just wanted to thankyou both for doing an amazing job of taking care of our trip to Japan.

That was my first trip to Japan and I had an absolute blast.

The accommodation in both destinations were so well located in both instances.

I know we chased you guys up in early December so the results you git us are even more remarkable

James House in Nozawa was essentially Board in and Out far better than friends who were at the other end of town getting on travelator every day and the

Swiss bakery 1minute walk away was always great for a quick Brekke.

And The HOTEL: WEISSER HOF HAPPEI was hilarious. It was like a WIM WENDERS time capsule film set with a lovely family right in the heart of Happo.

Will definitely be booking thru you guys again for the next trip.


Hakuba is Amazing

April 5, 2019

Sorry this has taken me so long, but I wanted to let you know what an amazing time Pene & I had in Japan. Everything ran smoothly. (Aside from almost missing the bus to Hakuba from Tokyo!!)

Thanks so much for booking everything for us, it was great and now I want to do it every year! Where is my money tree!!

Hope you and the family are well,


Top Shelf Japan

February 28, 2019

Thank you Alison for all the work you did in organising a fantastic holiday . Hakuba was an unbelievable place to stay and the two weeks I spent there , it will always be one of the best holidays ever .

The staff at the Gondola Lodge we very helpful the rooms / amenities were always clean and being opposite Gondola Adam made it so easy to hit the powder first thing (after breky)

Only 1 problem I should have gone to the JHN counter on arrival for Hakuba transfer (bit of confusion at the airport)

Top shelf Ski Travel Company

Greatest appreciation


Fantastic Hakuba

February 10, 2019

We just got back from our ski trip to Hakuba this morning and it was amazing! We all had an absolutely fantastic time and everything was extremely well organised. The only slight error was that we requested western beds and we got Japanese beds but they were very comfortable and we survived intact!

Thanks again for all the organisation on your and Carly’s behalf. It was a blast!



February 10, 2019

Hi Melissa,

Came back from our trip a couple of days ago.

Had a great time. The hotel room was a bit small but everything else was great, especially the organisational details. All went precisely as planned.

Next time we’ll stay longer to make the very long tiring trip worthwhile.

Many thanks,



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Deer Lodge Japan

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Hakuba Deer Lodge is accommodation in Hakuba that caters for couples, families and groups and offers guests an authentic Japanese experience combined with Western comforts.

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Eagle Lodge
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Hakuba Eagle Lodge is located within the picturesque forest area of Wadano. Wadano itself is located on the Happo One Resort. There are 9 Resorts within the greater Hakuba Valley however, Happo One is “The King of Hakuba”.

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Hakuba Grand Apartments, Hakuba - Exterior
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Nestled in the heart of the prestigious Wadano area, Hakuba Grand Apartments delivers an ideal setting for your holiday needs all year round. Hakuba received its claim to fame following on from the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and is now home to some of the world’s best ski resorts.

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hotel delaile
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The Hotel De Laile is one of Hakuba’s best located hotels, right on the slopes of Happo One and just two minutes to the ticket office. This mid range Hakuba hotel offers quality accommodation, Western and Japanese style food as well as free wifi, an indoor and outdoor onsen and ski storage.

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leneige honkan
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This is a beautiful well appointed comfortable ski in and out hotel located at the Happo One Ski Resort. A European-style country manor house with excellent service and a very impressive silver service a la Carte menu.

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Eagle Lodge

Eagle Lodge Hakuba 31/12/2024

per person$1330
  • 7 Nights in a Budget Twin Room with Ensuite
  • 5 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Ticket
Happo Slopeside Apartments close to lifts Hakuba HURRY!
per person$2290
  • 7 Nights Apartment Accommodation*
  • 5 of 9 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Ticket*
  • Range of options available - please enquire
hotel delaile HOT DEAL
per person$1145
  • 7 Nights in a Twin Room at the Hotel De Laile
  • Continental Breakfast Daily
  • 5 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Ticket
leneige honkan

La Neige Honkan 30/10/2024

per person$2060
  • 5 Nights in a standard twin room
  • 4 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Ticket
The Happo Hakuba Hotel in good location

The Happo 31/01/2025

per person$2275
  • 7 Nights in a Family Room
  • Breakfast
  • 5 of 9 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Ticket*