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Hakuba Happo SkylineIf you like challenging steep runs that seem to go on forever then Hakuba has got plenty to keep your legs working hard. Because the valley floor is low and the lifts rise to about 2000 meters there are plenty of possible runs offering 1000 or more meters of vertical. The largest amount of vertical is offered from Happo One. From the dramatic peaks of the Northern Alps to the gentle rolling slopes of the Tsugaike, each unique skiing area in Hakuba has something different to offer skiers and boarders. One thing's for certain, skiing or boarding in Hakuba is unlike skiing any other Japanese resort. It's variety on and off the slopes that are almost guaranteed to keep you sufficiently entertained during your stay. Read More>>

Happo-One

Happo one logoThe largest resort in the Hakuba Valley and the most famous resort in all Japan. Happo One (pronounced oh-nay)held the premier events at the Nagano Olympics. It has the highest vertical in Hakuba at over 1000m and the longest run is over 8km long. There are four different base areas to the mountain all with great access up the mountain. Back country is accessed from the top of the mountain. Virgin Cafe at 1600m serves the best hot chocolate in Japan! .Read More>>

 
Hakuba Goryu

Goryu LogoGoryu is a large ski areas connected Hakuba 47. Vertical at just under 1000m and with some of the steepest slopes in Japan. Two base areas at Escal Plaza and Imori have restaurants serving a large variety of Japanese and Western food. Night skiing is a must at Goryu with groomed runs prepared and night skiing from 6pm to 9.30pm. Read More>>

 
Hakuba 47

Hakuba 47 logoAwesome ski resort connected to Hakuba Goryu. Some very long cruising intermediate runs coupled with some interesting powder courses. Hakuba 47 has probably the best snowpark in Hakuba. Great snow management ensures a long season with top to base skiing until May. Read More>>

 
Hakuba Iwatake

Iwatake logoFun resort where you can ski all the four points of the compass. Lift access is very good and long cruising runs back to the base area. Great views from the top of the gondola with peaks rising on three sides. Small snowpark keeps the kids entertained. Read More>>

 
Tsugaike

Tsugaike logoLarge ski area with 27 lift and one helicopter for spring skiing. Good areas for beginners at the lower part of the mountain and some very good intermediate skiing further up the mountain. Mid station of the gondola has a mixture of Japanese and Western restaurants including Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Read More>>

 
Hakuba Cortina

Cortina logoOne of the favourite resorts to head for especially after a snow storm. Cortina receives the most snow in the Hakuba Valley That 10cm of snow in the town can mean up to 40cm at Cortina. Cortina is connected to Hakuba Norikura. The ski/board, lunch and hot-spring pass is great value for money. Read More>>

 
Hakuba Norikura

Hakuba Norikura logoHakuba Norikura or HakuNori is sandwiched between Tsugaike and Cortina ski areas. Although not large, Hakuba Norikura has some mixed runs including the Sky View slope at 38 degrees. There are some nice runs through the trees making it a very pretty resort. No quad lifts only pairs and one triple. Great snow park with the Kitabata half pipe. Norikura is interconnected with Cortina - make sure you ask for the interconnected ticket when buying your lift pass. Read More>>

 

Sanosaka logoSurrounded by forests and Lake Aokiko, Sanosaka has a variety of courses to suit everyone from beginners to experts. The mogul course is one of the most famous in Japan, be prepared to get big air here. Head for the powder course on a powder morning - it sometimes stays untracked until lunch time!  Sanosaka has shuttle buses running through all the major accommodation areas. Read More>>