HAKUBA Ski Resort » Japan
HAKUBA ski resort is located amongst the Japanese Alps, of the Nagano prefecture and can be access from Tokyo in just over three hours. Having played host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hakuba is one of the largest and most respected resorts in Japan.
Hakuba combines stunning scenery, terrain suited to all ability levels, moderate weather, excellent ski schools, ample nightlife and shopping and a comprehensive shuttle system to get between the resorts.
While there is an increasing number of western style accommodation, the villages of Hakuba offer more traditional and authentic accommodation.
Hakuba Valley consists of ten ski areas including; Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo One, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Cortina, Jigatake, Sanosaka and Kashimayari, this huge resort offers some of the steepest, challenging and expansive terrain in Japan. With an average snowfall of 10+ metres per season, it's no wonder that Hakuba is a hugely popular snow destination. For 2020-21, Hakuba is Epic.
HAKUBA MOUNTAIN FACTS
Hakuba Snow & Weather Forecast
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Hakuba Village Facts
Hakuba is separated into several villages, each with its own characteristics and charm. Ski shuttle buses run between the resorts and the accommodation centres with most services being free.
Happo Village is the main village with a great range of accommodation, restaurants, cafes, shops, the main bus terminal and train station. Most accommodation is just a short walk from the lift base. Lower Wadano is walking distance from Happo Village. It is great for beginners as it close to the ski school and beginner slopes. The Upper Wadano area has a good range of ski-in/ski-out accommodation although it is further away from the services and facilities of Happo Village. Echoland is known to have a bit more nightlife but is remote. It offers a range of accommodation and a shuttle to get to the lift base.
Hakuba offers a great range of restaurants with varied cuisine. If eating outside of the hotel restaurants, bookings are recommended during the peak periods. There are number of pubs and bars with Echoland being host to most.