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Hakuba Highlights

Big Mountain Terrain

Hakuba's 3000 metre peaks and impressive terrain have earned the nickname 'the Japanese Alps'.

Excellent Restaurants

With superb Japanese and international restaurants, eating out is a highlight of any Hakuba trip. 

Hot Springs

Hakuba has countless traditional Japanese onsen, many of which offer spectacular mountain views. 

Immaculate groomed runs

Quiet runs offer a piste skiers dream. (Photo: Sanosaka Resort by JSE's Sarah Mulholland)

Japanese Culture

Hakuba Valley retains a traditional Japanese feel for a traditional cultural experience. 

Luxury Accommodation

Hakuba offers a superb range of properties, from luxury apartments and chalets to traditional ryokan.

Monkeys of Jigokudani

If you miss them on the piste, book a day trip to see Nagano's famous hot-spring bathing snow monkeys. 

Powder Snow

You can't beat Hakuba for steep, deep tree-runs! (Photo: Cortina Resort by JSE's Sarah Mulholland)


Hakuba Valley boasts 9 ski resorts providing extensive terrain, and runs to suit everyone!

Hakuba Facts

Hakuba Valley includes 9 ski resorts: Happo One, Hakuba 47, Goryu, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Norikura, Cortina, Jiigatake and Kashimayari

  • Average Snow Fall: 11 metres
  • Ski Resorts: 9
  • Vertical Drop: 1071 metres
  • Gondolas: 5
  • Lifts: 115
  • Trails: 151
  • Terrain Parks: 7
  • Ski Hours: 07:30-22:00
  • Ski Season: early Dec – early May
  • Longest Run: 8 km
  • Beginner Terrain: 30% - Plenty of beginner-friendly gentle open runs across Hakuba's 10 ski resorts
  • Intermediate Terrain: 40% - Vast green and red runs for improving and progressing. Powder on the sides of the pistes for those trying it for the first
  • Advanced Terrain: 30% - Challenging steep groomed pistes and extensive off-piste and tree-skiing
  • Backcountry Terrain: Extensive backcountry terrain options and backcountry guiding in English available
  • Tree Skiing: Yes
  • Half Pipe: Yes
  • Night Skiing: Yes
  • Snow Monkeys: Yes

Hakuba Location

Hakuba Trail maps

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Hakuba Village maps

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Hakuba Services

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