About Hakuba Ski Resort

Hakuba Valley is at the heart of the spectacular Japanese Alps and just 3hrs from downtown Tokyo. Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 11 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert. With this many ski resorts to choose from the slopes are relatively empty during the week and fresh tracks can be found for days. You’ll never be short of new areas to explore.

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Season December – April
Elevation 1,831m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 5 Gondolas | 138 Lifts
Terrain 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available

Lift Passes

The Hakuba Valley lift pass lets you ride in any of the 10 main zones in the area around Hakuba Village, Otari Village and Omachi City. These zones are Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Happo-One, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Cortina, Jiigatake, and Kashimayari. Night skiing is open until 10pm in many areas but you’ll need to purchase night skiing passes from the ticket counter in resort.

From 6,000 JPY per adult
From 3,400 JPY per child (6-12yrs)
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Hakuba Ski Resort is approximately 5hrs from Narita or Haneda airports. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 18,400 JPY Return Per Person

From 16,555 JPY One Way for Per Person (Shared)



Most accommodations are situated at the base of Happo-One Mountain, in the Wadano Village. Alternatively many guests enjoy staying in Echoland, which is the main restaurant and bar area of the Hakuba Valley. There is a wide variety of accommodation available, including traditional family-run lodges, self-contained cottages and hotels with Japanese and western style bedding.

Prices range from as low as 7,000 JPY per person per night for a twin room at a lodge.

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Lessons & Rentals

English speaking ski and snowboard lessons are available through Hakuba Snowsports School. They offer both group and private lessons and a kid’s program. Group lessons commence from Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort and private lessons can be provided at any mountain in Hakuba Valley. Pre-booked equipment rental is available with Central Snowsports through SkiJapan.com. They offer a comprehensive range of demo skis and boards for all snow conditions and high end skis for intermediate to advanced skiers.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,500 JPY per day

Group Lesson From 7,000 JPY for 2hrs


Hakuba offers a wide variety of restaurants and has some fantastic après ski entertainment. Most hotels have a bar and lounge area, however if you are looking for something a little outside the box and a great cultural experience, head down to Echoland and the Happo area.

winter fun

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Hakuba Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Matsumoto Castle
Heli Skiing
Snow Monkey Tours
Try on a Kimono

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