Hakuba Ski Areas

Hakuba Ski Terrain


King of the valley and centre of all the resorts, Happo is the biggest and most downtown resort in Hakuba. Wide open beginner to expert runs and no out of bounds rules make Happo one of the best... Read more…

Goryu - Hakuba/47

In tight competition with Happo for the title of best resort in the valley, 47/Goryu is favoured by the more hard core crowd. Boasting the best halfpipe and jump park in the area, many north facing... Read more…


With many intermediate level slopes this resort is dedicated to skiers and boarders needs. Featuring a great halfpipe and a lot of wide open terrain, Iwatake is a popular resort on weekends with... Read more…

Sanosaka Aoki Lake Kashimaiyari

Three resorts on one pass and the most southern of Hakuba's resorts, but the complimentary Sanosaka shuttle comes to Hakuba to make getting there easy.  Mellow slopes for the most part but... Read more…


For those rare powderless days and for the lovers of terrain parks, Yanaba beckons. Just a couple of train stops south of Hakuba Station Yanaba is all park. Literally covered in rails, fun boxes,... Read more…

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The resorts

  • 137 Lifts
  • 3200 hectares inbounds ski-able terrain
  • 4 halfpipes
  • 3 terrain parks
  • 10 metres annual average snowfall in the village

Japan is home to over 500 ski areas, spread throughout the mountainous interior of the country. The best of these resorts is Hakuba, located an hours drive west of the 1998 Winter Olympics host city, Nagano, or 350kms from Tokyo. There are 14 ski areas here, joined in various ways to create six large resorts and a few smaller ones - something for everyone!  All areas are within a 15 minute drive from Hakuba station. Together they make up the best, most diverse ski resort in Japan.

There are free shuttles from four of the six big resorts and two of the little ones servicing the Echoland, Happo and Wadano areas; the best places to stay.

The best terrain in Japan - bar none - and no crowds!!

Multi Resort Lift Passes

Multi Resort Lift Passes can be purchased through SnowbedsTravel that are valid at all the downtown Hakuba resorts -Goryu/Hakuba 47, Happo One, Iwatake, Sanosaka, Minekata, Tsugaike and Highland.

And just a short drive away but not included on the multi resort lift pass are:

  • Norikura
  • Cortina