HAKUBA VALLEY

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Get Some Exercise:Skiing・Snow boarding・Snow playing

Seasons

Winter

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The world-renowned promised land of powder snow.

The Hakuba Valley, at the base of the Northern Alps in Nagano Prefecture, provides a wealth of activities throughout the year in a magnificent natural environment. The name “Hakuba Valley” is a collective term for the towns of Omachi, Hakuba, and Otari that are located in the area. The valley was the main event site for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998, and today it is an international mountain resort where large numbers of visitors come from all over the world to enjoy winter sports.
At approximately 3,000 meters elevation, the Northern Alps are a mountain range created by nature, where the depth of the high-quality powder snow has made the region a mecca for skiers and snowboarders. Ten ski resorts are located in the valley, each with its own distinctive character, so all visitors can enjoy exactly the kind of skiing they love. The slopes range from gentle grades that even beginners can enjoy to long cruising runs of 8,000 meters that appeal to those with more adventurous spirits. The powder snow is 100% natural and is so popular that it is known even outside Japan. The snow is soft and dry, just as the word “powder” suggests. It does not stick to your clothing, even if you fall, so it leaves you dry and comfortable.

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The ecstasy of winter sports in three towns!

Each of the three towns in the Hakuba Valley has its own unique features. Omachi is on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, and in the Hakuba Valley, it has the Jiigatake and Kashimayari ski resorts. Lake Kizaki, Lake Aoki, and other lakes are known as great areas for water sports and other activities, such as paragliding, canoeing, boating, and fishing.
The village of Hakuba is in the heart of the Hakuba Valley and is home to five ski resorts: Hakuba Happo-One, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Iwatake, and Hakuba Sanosaka. This is where the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games were held.
In the summer, the town is the starting point for climbers in the Northern Alps, so it is filled with visitors throughout the year.
The village of Otari has preserved the satoyama way of life since ancient times and once prospered as a station on the Salt Road. The town has the three ski resorts of Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura Onsen, and Hakuba Cortina, and the area is known for having some of the heaviest snowfall in all of Japan.
By all means, get to know the excellent powder snow on the majestic mountain ski slopes.

HAKUBA VALLEY

Address

Nagano Prefecture: Omachi and Village of Hakuba and Atari in Kitaazumi-gun

Hours

Varies depending on ski resort

Closed

Varies depending on ski resort

Cost

Hakuba Valley Ticket (lift pass for 9 ski resorts) One-day ticket: Adult, 6,000 yen; etc.

Phone

Hakuba Village Tourism Bureau 0261-72-7100

Access

By high-speed bus from JR Nagano Sta., about 60 min

Web site

http://www.hakubavalley.jp/index.html
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