About HakubaHakuba 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 expereiences 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
- 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.