Hakuba Ski Holidays


Hakuba ski holidays are blessed with alpine-like terrain and huge variety. Hakuba is a great place to use as a base for exploring multiple resorts on one lift pass.
  • Culture
  • Family Friendly
  • Learn to Ski
  • Nightlife
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
  • Village Charm

Nestled in the Japanese Alps, the Hakuba Valley is a collection of ten separate ski resorts. Arriving from Tokyo by bullet train is always exciting, and we love the flexibility of skiing multiple resorts on one pass - you can travel between them by shuttle bus or hire car.

The largest resort of Happo-One (pronounced happo on-ay) is the best base, with a balance of piste skiing and backcountry. From here, the groomers and superpipe in Goruya-Hakuba47 are ten-minutes’ drive away and, for powder days, Cortina is our favourite spot. Hakuba also has some of Japan’s steepest slopes and hike-to terrain so, for the ultimate Hakuba ski holiday, we recommend hiring a guide.

Off the slopes, Happo-One is the main hub for accommodation, amenities and onsens (hot springs). The range of eateries includes Japanese bars, English pubs and Chinese restaurants. For sushi, we rate Kikyo-ya as the best in town.

If you only have time for one cultural day trip it’s got to be to the snow monkeys of Jigokudani Park. City add-ons in Tokyo and Kyoto are equally appealing or, if it’s more skiing you’re after, ask about our Nagano Ski Safari.

"There is so much to explore in Hakuba Valley - you can ski multiple resorts on one pass, experience some of the deepest snow imaginable and even take a day trip to see the Snow Monkeys"

Heaven in Hakuba

Duration: 15:01


Our Prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 1-2 days of receiving your request.


Resort Guide

December - Early April
Nearest airport
Tokyo Narita / Haneda
Flight time
11 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
Transfer time
4 hours
Rail / transfer
1,831 m
Vertical drop
1,071 m
Avg snowfall
11 m
Ski area
500 acres
Ski lifts
138 (across 9 resorts)
30% advanced 40% intermediate 30% beginner