Goryuand47canbothbeaccessedontheone ticketandisachallengertoHappoforthe mostpopularskiresort.LikeHappo,Goryuhas slopestosuiteveryoneanditalsohas probablythesteepestruninHakuba (Championcourse).Ithasagreatbeginners area as well with lessons in English.
Hakuba 47 Ski Resort
TogetherwithGoryu,47makesupthe2nd largestskiareainHakuba.47isverypopular withboardersandhasthebest snowpark/halfpipeinthevalley.Ithassome greatsteeprunsandbeingNorthfacing,itis openeveryyeartillearlyMay.Ithassome great patrol approved tree runs.
Iwatake Ski Resort
Iwatakeisanotherresortverypopularwith boardersbecauseofthegreatparkand halfpipefacilities.Therearemany intermediateslopes,butnotmanysteepsor beginnerslopes.Itdoeshavesomepowder runsthatareleftungroomedandaregreatfor learning powder on.
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. If you get a package through us you will get Hakuba Valley lift passes which enable you to go to as many of these resorts as you like.
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Sanosaka Ski Resort
Thisresortisagreatfamilyone,ifsomewhat small.Mostoftherunsarefairlyshortandwill suitintermediates.Thereisagreat4way kickeratthebaseofthemogulrunforsome trulybigair,andsomelovelyviewsofLake Aokiko.Manypeoplegotoboththisresortand Kashimayari on the same day.
Norikura Ski Resort
Norikuraisamediumsizedresortnextto Cortina.Itisstillbigenoughtobeinteresting formostpeopleandithasagreatterrain park,includingaverypopularhalfpipe.It tendstobespreadacrossthemountainmaking most of the runs fairly short.
Kashimayari Ski Resort
Kashimayariisamediumsizeskiresortwitha goodrangeofcoursesandisthefirstoneyou willseecomingtoHakuba.Itisalsooneofthe leastcrowdedresortsasmostpeopletendto bypassitonthewaytoHakubaproper. Youcan doboththisresortandSanosakaonasingle Hakuba Valley day pass.
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.
Sanosaka, Kashimayari, Jigatake
The 10 ski resorts included in the Hakuba Valley multiday lift pass