The Winter Season

As a result of hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics, every winter an international clientele descends on the Hakuba Valley to enjoy world-class snow sport facilities. The Northern Alps reach an elevation of 3,000 meters, and the 10 alpine resorts in the area are regularly blessed with deep accumulations of powder snow. Beginners need not worry, they too can enjoy themselves on the gentle groomed runs found at all resorts. Take your time and cruise leisurely down beginner runs, up to 8 km long. With beginner and intermediate slopes, terrain parks, moguls, and steeps, there is something for every level of snow sports enthusiast in the Hakuba Valley. This winter, let the Hakuba Valley treat you to an unforgettable winter experience.


Free Shuttle Bus Service to All 9 resorts

The Hakuba Valley snow resort area provides a shuttle bus service to all 10 mountains. Every area has its own hub where one can change buses to access the desired snow resort on the day. You could try a family resort one day, ride the half-pipe on another and/or challenge yourself on the Women’s Olympic downhill the next! Three bus routes HV-1, HV-2, HV-3 operate in winter’s peak season. Click on the link below for information about fares, timetables and bus routes.
*Timetable & Route Map