With a long season from mid-November to early May, Hakuba, which means ‘white horse’ in Japanese, is an epic valley with 10 different ski resorts and hundreds of kms of trails spread over a huge variety of terrain. Hakuba boasts the longest vertical in Japan and runs exceeding 6km. With such an incredible variety of terrain, Hakuba is a ski holiday destination for both skiers and snowboarders.


You’ll find perfectly groomed cruisers & super long meandering trails for beginners, plenty of powder bowls for high alpine riding and powder laden forests for the more advanced. With plenty of non skiing activities, great food, a rich warm culture and renowned hospitality of the Japanese, Hakuba is a great place for your next ski holiday.

The town of Hakuba is nestled in the middle of a huge valley, towered over by huge rugged peaks, 10 ski resorts and spectacular alpine scenery.

  • Comprising 10 different ski resorts
  • Incredible variety of terrain – something for everyone
  • Waist deep powder is pretty common here
  • Plenty of non-skiing activities
  • Rich warm culture and great Japanese hospitality

Active Travel Expert, Kate, was in Japan recently, including Hakuba. Take a look at her report.

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 1,831 Metres
Lifts 138 lifts, 5 gondolas
Runs 200
Ave Annual Snowfall 1100 cms
Terrain Beginner 30%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 30%