SKI & SNOWBOARD PACKAGES
The Hakuba Valley is a huge expanse of resorts offering an incredible variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders alike. Situated in the heart of the Japanese Alps, the alpine scenery is truly spectacular with rugged peaks towering above the town below. From one end of the valley to the other, there are 10 resorts accessing over 200 runs making Hakuba the skiing mecca of Japan.
Happo-One is the largest resort with a consistently impressive snow base and family friendly facilities. Our favourite, and Hakuba’s best kept secret is Cortina. It may be the smallest of the 10 resorts but don’t let that foold you, you’ll find amazing tree skiing and steep powder-filled bowls. Off-piste skiing is limited in Hakuba, if you wish to explore the backcountry we recommend booking a guide on arrival in Hakuba.
Make sure you leave a day to visit the snow monkeys of Jigokudani Park, you’ll find them soaking in the onsens trying to keep warm in the colder months. We offer a day long Snow Monkey & Temple Tour that will ensure you get your cute animal + cultural fix all in one.
- Non-ski activities
- Variety of terrain
|Season||December to April|
|Average Snowfall||11 metres|
|Vertical Drop||1,071 m|
|Ski Area||500 acres|
|Ski Lifts||138 (across 11 resorts)|
|Terrain||30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced|
Hakuba Valley is spread across a few main village hubs, all easily accessible by the free village shuttle bus. The most popular areas to stay in are Happo and Wadano, with most hotels offering complimentary shuttles to and from the ski resorts.
Accommodation options range from full-service hotels to deluxe and modern apartments, although very few are ski-in/ski-out. Western style rooms are offered in the majority of hotels.