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Hakuba Ski Resort

Hakuba Ski Resort in Nagano is one of Japan’s most popular ski areas and hosts many fine ski resort areas.


Last Hakuba Snow Report of the Season

Well, we’ve decided to close the Hakuba Snow Report out this weekend. Not that that’s any reflection of the snow quality in Hakuba. The weather in Hakuba is unreal – almost like February at times. Just check out the Hakuba ski video below. We’ll be updating occasionally over the off season with videos and picsRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: April snow / Hakuba closing dates

April Fools Day – but it’s no joke – it’s snowing again! Despite still having great bases today is the last day of the season at Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake and Sanosaka. Minekata and Kashimayari are already closed. Happo-one and 47 are closing several lifts but hope to keep some areasRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Good base, firm snow

After a huge dump earlier this week (maybe best of the season!) there’s been a couple of warm days in Hakuba with no snow to speak of as the end game looms here for many resorts. There is a still a very good base at most Hakuba resorts (see below) and theRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: The season is not done yet

he season has started to wind down a bit in Hakuba but that is no reflection on the amount of snow around. There has been a bit of rain (plus a lot of wind!) about and that has added to the danger/instability in the backcountry so people are advised toRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Good day for an onsen

Very miserable in Hakuba today. Bit of rain about that appears set to continue for most of the day. Temperatures are above freezing but hopefully that may turn around in the next day or two to bring forth some snow. Still a fair crowd in today so might be aRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Colder start to the day

Not much snow to speak of, maybe 10cm or so, but the weather has become colder again so that is one positive. It was -10℃ when it dawned at Tsugaike this morning. Hopefully will bring snow forth tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime it’s been pretty foggy with the runsRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: A murky day here

Feels as if it’s spring already in Hakuba. The sky is overcast, starting the day early with only thin clouds but becoming thicker and murkier as the day goes on. Warm at the bottom of the slopes (2.0℃) and a little bit colder up top (-3.6℃). Not too much newRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Rainy start on the mountain

It was raining this morning in Hakuba with fog blanketing the top half of ski area. At Tsugaike it was so thick that the flood lights were turned on. By later this morning it had started to clear and the sun was coming out. Getting quite warm too. The snowRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Skiing above the clouds

One of those amazing days this morning. Looking up from the valley it was a very overcast but various runs such as Usagidaira area on Happo-one provided a bluebird day above the sea of clouds. The mist/clouds disappeared over the day and there were some patches of blue sky toRead More …


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