Hakuba, Japan Ski and Snowboarding Resorts

There   are   at   9   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.
Happo One 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. The steeper runs become moguled displeasing most boarders. More Info 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). More Info 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. More Info 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's a lovely 20 minutes drive from the Hakuba township or a free shuttle bus trip. More Info 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. Features great views of the alps. More Info 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. There is a great beginners area at the bottom along with many intermediate runs. More Info
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Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
Sanosaka Hakuba	 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. More Info Hakuba Norikura 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. More Info
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 from Tokyo. It is also one of the least crowded resorts as most people tend to bypass it on the way to Hakuba proper. More Info

Hakuba, Japan Ski and Snowboarding Resort

There   are   at   9   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.
Happo One 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. The steeper runs become moguled displeasing most boarders. More Info 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). More Info 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. More Info 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's a lovely 20 minutes drive from the Hakuba township or a free shuttle bus trip. More Info 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. Features great views of the alps. More Info 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. There is a great beginners area at the bottom along with many intermediate runs. More Info
Japan
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
Sanosaka Hakuba	 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. More Info Hakuba Norikura 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. More Info
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 from Tokyo. It is also one of the least crowded resorts as most people tend to bypass it on the way to Hakuba proper. More Info
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