Hakuba is a village in the Japanese Northern Alps, just a short 40 kilometres from the city of Nagano. The mountains reach an elevation of around 3,000 meters and each winter consistently receive heavy snowfall resulting in deep powder conditions.
Hakuba first achieved international acclaim hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics and has since secured an enviable position as one of the top global destinations for winter snow sports.
This giant snow paradise encompasses over 10 separate alpine mountain resorts with terrain for skiing, snowboarding and hiking.
Unlike some other destinations in Japan, Hakuba still retains its Japanese heritage, rewarding visitors with an unforgettable cultural experience as well as unique, world-class snow conditions.
Visitors to Hakuba's winter wonderland are treated to delightful après-ski experiences encompassing lively restaurants (izakayas), traditional Japanese inns (ryokans), and best of all, natural hot springs (onsen).