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The Hakuba Valley is situated in the heart of the Japanese Alps and offers an amazing combination of world class skiing, great powder runs and excellent grooming facilities.  From one end of the valley to the other, there are ten resorts accessing over 200 runs, with an incredible variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders alike.  From the southern end of the valley, Sun Alpina which incorporates three ski areas, to the linked resorts of Hakuba 47 and Goryu-Toomi, and Happo-One situated in the heart of Hakuba, to the northern end of the valley; Iwatake, Tsugaike, Norikura and Cortina.  This area also offers the ‘Onsen’ experience; these hot springs are perfect after a day of skiing or boarding to soak away the aches and pains.  A wide range of day tours are available including the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Hotsprings, Matsumoto Castle, and the Zenkoji Temple in nearby Nagano City.

Why Hakuba


With ten different resorts in the valley there is a plethora of runs to choice from all with the stunning backdrop of the Japanese Alps.


Ski the Nagano Winter Olympics downhill run on Happo where Herman Maier came unstuck.


Great place to take a down day and explore Zen Koji in Nagano. It is the 2nd largest wooden temple in Japan.

Hakuba Mountain Statistics

Summit 1831m
Base 760m
Vertical 1071m
Lifts 51 (3 resorts)
Runs 200
Average Snowfall 1000cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Hakuba Accommodation

Gateway City Tokyo 274km

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