New for the 14/15 season, and after numerous requests from our customers, friends and family we are very excited to announce our first resort in Japan – Hakuba! Known for its ridiculous snow fall and crazy off piste ‘fields’, Japan offers you something totally different this season, and with prices that are not out of this world.
Hakuba is widely known as being a first class international resort with some of the best ski/board terrain and snowfall in all of Japan. The Hakuba Valley is a huge expanse of 9 ski resorts offering an incredible variety of terrain and exploring for skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you want the steepest runs in Japan, tons of dry powder, terrain parks, half pipes or you’re looking for some easy ski runs, Hakuba has it all.
The host of the 1998 Winter Olympics and boasting over 1080m of vertical skiing, Hakuba is equivalent to many of the more widely known resorts of North America. It is easily accessible, only 5 hours from Tokyo and offers a real Japanese experience along with some great nightlife all within walking distance from our accommodation.
Terrain to suit all abilities from Steep Powder tree runs, Terrain Parks, Groomed Intermediate Runs & Learner Slopes.
9 Mountains in one Valley to choose from, all included on your ski pass
Literally Tons of Powder, with an average of 14 m snow fall per year
Experience true Japanese Culture, Language and FOOD!
Easily accessed via Tokyo Narita airport
We can offer several Japanese packages to suit your requirements, including different resorts, dates, transfers, excursions and many different optional extras. Just drop us an email to find out more.
Although Japan may not be famous for aprés ski in the same way Austria or France, there are plenty of bars to choose from and the nightlife often gets going pretty strongly!
The bars vary a fair amount, from Japanese style to the more western Jacks Sports in the heart of Happo Village, or some night time dancing in Goryu Village at Tracks Bar. A lot of international tourists atttend “The Pub” next to the Mominoki Hotel in the Wadano Village for some western food, Guinness, plenty of other drinks, and some pool. They also accept credit cards.
When you arrive in Hakuba you can pick up a good restaurant guide from the Happo Information Centre or your accommodation. To get into your chosen restaurant you may need to make a booking at peak times, although some places don’t take reservations so you’ll have to take pot luck. Hakuba restaurants pretty much cover the full gamut of cuisine. Some of the big hotels have buffet feasts if you’re hungry after a long day on the slopes. There are some western eateries, and an array of Japanese fare from sushi to noodle restaurants. Hakuba is also renowned for the many izakayas, the traditional Japanese bars that serve lots of snacks that generally have a very authentic and inviting atmosphere.
The Hakuba Lodge is located directly opposite the main Happo-One Gondola and just a short stroll from the Village’s shops, bars and restaurants. Happo-One is the main ski resort in the Hakuba Valley and hosted multiple Olympic events during the 1998 Nagano Olympics.