About Hakuba

Hakuba was host to the 1998 Nagano Olympics, leaving you with no doubt about the quality of the terrain or the depth of the powder! With 14 ski areas in the valley across 9 different ski resorts, there’s something for everyone whether you’re just starting out on your ski or snowboard journey, a park pro, or after some epic backcountry.


Although things gradually taper off from April, with over 11 metres of average seasonal snowfall, you’re almost guaranteed to get great conditions regardless of when you visit – some of the bigger resorts are often open until early May! Plus, our "Ski Mate" service will get you to the right spot for any given day whatever your preference may be.

Aside from the fantastic snow, there are many other points of interest in the immediate area, with day trips including the snow monkeys, onsen and many other great things to do around Hakuba.