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Happo Ski Resort

Happo   is   the   biggest   and   the   most   popular   of all   the   ski   resorts   in   Hakuba.   It   has   all   types   of terrain   from   beginners   to   advanced   and   the backcountry   runs   are   second   to   none   in   Japan. It    has    a    whopping    23    lifts    with    a    vertical difference    of    over    1,000    mtrs    from    top    to bottom.

Goryu Ski Resort

Goryu   and   47   can   both   be   accessed   on   the   one ticket   and   is   a   challenger   to   Happo   for   the most   popular   ski   resort.   Like   Happo,   Goryu   has slopes    to    suit    everyone    and    it    also    has probably      the      steepest      run      in      Hakuba (Champion   course).   It   has   a   great   beginners area as well with lessons in English.

Hakuba 47 Ski Resort

Together    with    Goryu,    47    makes    up    the    2nd largest   ski   area   in   Hakuba.   47   is   very   popular with       boarders       and       has       the       best snowpark/halfpipe   in   the   valley.   It   has   some great   steep   runs   and   being   North   facing,   it   is open   every   year   till   early   May.   It   has   some great patrol approved tree runs.

Iwatake Ski Resort


Iwatake   is   another   resort   very   popular   with boarders    because    of    the    great    park    and halfpipe       facilities.       There       are       many intermediate   slopes,   but   not   many   steeps   or beginner    slopes.    It    does    have    some    powder runs   that   are   left   ungroomed   and   are   great   for learning powder on.

Cortina Ski Resort

Cortina    is    known    as    the    powder    capital    of Hakuba,   both   for   the   huge   amounts   of   snow   it gets,   and   also   for   the   steep   and   bottomless tree   runs   .   It   is   a   progressive   resort   with   a   “go anywhere”   policy.   There   is   a   great   beginners area     at     the     bottom     along     with     many intermediate runs.  

Hakuba, Japan Ski & Snowboarding Resorts

There are at least 10 ski resorts in the Hakuba region of Japan, and knowing which one to go to can be a little overwhelming at times. This quick reference guide will help you decide, but for more detailed information we have a whole page devoted to each ski resort as well-just click on the links below.
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Sanosaka Ski Resort

This   resort   is   a   great   family   one,   if   somewhat small.   Most   of   the   runs   are   fairly   short   and   will suit    intermediates.There    is    a    great    4    way kicker   at   the   base   of   the   mogul   run   for   some truly   big   air,   and   some   lovely   views   of   Lake Aokiko.   Many   people   go   to   both   this   resort   and Kashimayari on the same day.
Norikura ski resort japan

Norikura Ski Resort

Norikura    is    a    medium    sized    resort    next    to Cortina.   It   is   still   big   enough   to   be   interesting for    most    people    and    it    has    a    great    terrain park,    including    a    very    popular    half    pipe.    It tends   to   be   spread   across   the   mountain   making most of the runs fairly short.
Kashimayari ski resort japan

Kashimayari Ski Resort

Kashimayari   is   a   medium   size   ski   resort   with   a good   range   of   courses   and   is   the   first   one   you will   see   coming   to   Hakuba.   It   is   also   one   of   the least   crowded   resorts   as   most   people   tend   to bypass   it   on   the   way   to   Hakuba   proper. You   can do   both   this   resort   and   Sanosaka   on   a   single Hakuba Valley day pass.
Jiigatake ski resort japan

Jigatake Ski Resort

A little far from Hakuba being about 40 mins away by bus but can be blissfully uncrowded during the week so can be a great place to learn how to ride. Great wide beginners slopes to boot. It does have great views looking down from the top as well, so something to keep the whole family happy.

Tsugaike Ski Resort


Tsugaike is another large ski resort popular with families because of the abundance of beginner slopes, although it also has many intermediate slopes as well. It also has some awesome powder tree runs. It's a lovely 20 minutes drive from the Hakuba township on the free ski shuttle bus.
Hakuba 47
Sanosaka, Kashimayari, Jigatake
The 10 ski resorts included in the Hakuba Valley multiday lift pass