Hakuba, located in the Northern Japanese alps in Nagano prefecture, is a year round destination for both Japanese and international holiday makers.
Hakuba offers you a unique experience not available at other ski resorts in Japan: powder skiing terrain to suit all abilities, Olympic slopes, warm local hospitality and a true cultural experience that will stay with you forever. Unlike other winter destinations, Hakuba has retained its own unique character, charm and Japanese identity.
Hakuba is the ultimate winter playground and hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998 and the Freeride ski competition event in 2017 & 2018 merely confirmed what the locals already knew – that Hakuba is a world-class ski destination with varied terrain for everyone.
Here you can take your pick of 9 ski resorts, 135 lifts, 5 gondolas and 200+ runs all within one valley. Families and advanced skiers are equally at home and boarders will love the snow parks and half pipes, whilst the back-country is superb.
Hakuba may be a skier’s heaven, however, between May and November, it is transformed into a tranquil retreat. In the green season, Hakuba becomes one of Japan’s premier summer destinations and a magnet for outdoor sports enthusiasts. With activities like, canoeing, rafting, SUP, BBQing, hiking, golfing, fishing, parasailing, paragliding, waterskiing and biking, what are you waiting for?!