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Hakuba is a small village surrounded by the stunning mountains of the North Alps. It is arguably the most popular winter sports region in Honshu and is home to a number of snow resorts set against an impressive mountain backdrop. The resorts that feed into the Hakuba village area all have their own individual style, multi-resort and single resort lift passes are both available. Resorts within the Hakuba village area include: Happo-one, Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Goryu, Sun Alpina Hakuba Sanosaka, Minetaka, Norikura and Cortina. Close to Nagano, home of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hakuba's Happo One hosted the men's downhill and super giant slalom as well as the ski jump and nordic combined events. Its high elevation and vertical rise make it the steepest of Japan's resorts.

Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 1820m
Elevation Bottom 750m
Vertical Drop 1,070 metres
Skiable Terrain 1052ha
Longest Run 8km (5 miles)
Beginner 20%%
Intermediate 40%%
Advanced 40%%
Total Number of Trails 200\+



Total 133
Highest Lifted Point 1,820 metres (5,971 feet)
Gondolas & Trams 5
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 26\+
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs 8\+
Double Chairs 83\+
Surface Lifts 8\+
Uphill Capacity 48,000\+ people per hour

Snow Making

Snow Making n/a
Total Number of Guns n/a
Annual Average Snowfall 10m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total at least 6
Name Marshmallow Park
Half Pipes at least 2
Half Pipe Size 130 metre half pipe at Happo One, quarter pipe at Happo One
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: Japan
Region: Honshu
Address: Happo-one: Happo Hakuba village, Kita Azumi, Nagano prefecture 399-9301

Sun Alpina: Sano Hakuba village, Kita Azumi, Nagano prefecture 399-9211
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Phone: 0261-72-5150
Nearest Town: Hakuba
Nearest Airport: Matsumoto
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Heavenly99 cm
Niseko86 cm
Mammoth72 cm
Whistler58 cm
Mount Cook36 cm
Big White25 cm
Hakuba24 cm
Sun Peaks21 cm
Fernie18 cm
Silver Star17 cm
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