Hakuba Resort Information

Hakuba's ski season runs from early December to late April each winter, receiving on average an astonishing 14m of snowfall each winter. From the southern end of the valley Sun Alpina incorporates 3 ski areas to the linked resorts of Hakuba 47, Goryu-Toomi and the Olympic ski resort Happo-One, situated in the heart of Hakuba. Towards the northern end of the valley, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Norikura and Cortina resorts are all impressive and rate highly amongst skiers and boarders alike.

There is a huge range of accommodation options in Hakuba, from Western style self contained log houses and condominiums to Japanese pensions, budget and boutique ski lodges, fine 5 star hotels and everything in between. Other facilities in the valley include a wide variety of restaurants (everything from traditional Japanese to Mexican is available), pubs and bars. Onsen-style hot spring baths to soothe tired muscles are another popular apres ski activity. The Olympic Ski Jumping Stadium can also be found in the Happo area and you can even take a guided tour of the facility.

The Hakuba valley and its ski resorts are becoming increasingly popular with international tourists. In 2008 the Warren Miller ski film crew visited the area shooting footage, World Snowboard Guide stopped by for some articles and journalists from ski and board magazines worldwide hit the local powder. This truly amazing area is a must visit destination for all skiers and snowboarders.

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Phoenix Chalets

FROM $177.78

Wagaya Chalet

FROM $136

Phoenix One Chalet

FROM $200

Phoenix Cocoon

FROM $158.33

Wadano Woods Chalets

FROM $38.79

Brownies Villas

FROM $138.54

Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba

FROM $151.19

Tokyu Hotel

FROM $151.43

Luna Hotel

FROM $140

Phoenix Hotel

FROM $106.67

Marillen Hotel

FROM $161.33

Hakuba Springs Hotel

FROM $120

Hotel Goryukan

FROM $100

Villa Hakuba

FROM $120

Hotel Square

FROM $28.58

Wadano Forest Hotel

FROM $93.33

Hakuba Solar Chalets

FROM $155

The Lab

FROM $42.66


Testimonials | Japan

  • "We booked our February Niseko tour through Liquid Snow Tours and it was the best decision we've ever made! We had a disastrous start with Qantas delaying our flights meaning we missed our connecting flight to Narita. However the staff from Liquid Snow tours went above and beyond our expectations, working around the clock doing everything they could to get us back on track! They organised a transfer to the resort as soon as we touched down in Sapporo and made sure we didn’t lose any time on the slopes. The accommodation was superb and best of all didn't cost an arm and a leg! We’re planning a trip back to Japan in December and will definitely be booking through Liquid again."
    - Eunice Aw
  • "Had a great trip, everything went really smoothly! Can’t really give any negatives because it was all organised for us and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We have already booked flights back to Japan in December!"
    - Ben Porteous
  • "Everything went fine, thanks a lot we had great holidays!"
    - Marion Lavesque
  • "We just wanted to thank you for arranging our recent trip to Japan. You guys did a bang up job - it was seamless and amazing."
    - Laura D'Abate & Miles Kahn
  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time skiing in Japan – in fact I will never ski in NZ again (I lived in Queenstown for five years!). Your pricing and organisation was excellent, the variety of mountains and the facilities on those mountains was fantastic with Iwatake being the pick for us. Having blue skies and lots of powder went down very well. The hotel in Hakuba was adequate however we did struggle with the futon bedding a bit. The Hotel Manager was good and we ended up with three futons each –so next time we shall try for a bed and it will be perfect. The ease of movement with shuttle buses etc made it very easy so we were really happy with all aspects. I have been raving about it since my return and have recommended you and your company as suppling a great service and deal. Couldn’t be happier!"
    - Paul Clark
  • "Just want to thank you for organising the ski trip for myself and three friends to Hakuba. We had a fantastic time with huge amounts of snow, almost nobody else on the runs, good accommodation and the flexibility of lift passes that allowed us to try the different resorts. After the experience and how easy it was, I don't think I'd ski in Australia again."
    - Alex Wagner
  • "I think enjoyed would be an understatement, loved every minute of it might be more appropriate! That, of course, applies for our whole Japan trip - the Liquid part of it was just 7 days and we were both very impressed by the service. The accommodation was excellent, arrangement for hire and passes effortless (albeit we have to queue a little to get our gear but that's not your fault) and pick up/drop off from the station superb as well. Not sure I could fault it all really - will certainly be back in touch as I suspect we will be returning to Japan at some point in the future. Thanks again - keep up the good work."
    - Aaron McCreath
  • "One key point of feedback was you, both myself and my companion were grateful for your assistance. You were always sharp and onto it. It gave us a sense of confidence to be dealing with you for our travel. Please feel free to keep me abreast of the best deals for travel and accommodation to Hakuba as I’m keen to book another trip."
    - Michael Korogiannis
  • "For the 3rd year running Hakuba and your team have made for a brilliant ski trip with my grown up kids. The snow this year was by far the best I seen in my life! The Phoenix was again outstanding. Sally and Peter certainly know how to run a hotel! I tell this to anyone who asks and also those that don't!"
    - Anthony Giordano
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and it was a pleasure travelling with Liquid snow tours, I couldn't fault anything with the tour and if I was intending on travelling to Japan again then I would happily travel with you guys again. Thank you for all your help."
    - Francesca Stabile
  • "We had a great time. Nozawa Onsen was a wonderful Japanese experience with enough English so that we could get by, but not too much – we felt as if we were challenged and had to move out of our comfort zone, which makes for a memorable experience. All the bookings worked well. Accommodation was clean, friendly, in a good position re. skiing & town; the ski/boot hire was so convenient and no fuss; lift hire worked well; and the JR Rail Pass was convenient and no hassle. Our first dip into Japan was a totally wonderful experience, friendly, clean, easy to get around, beautiful scenery, vibrant cities, interesting contrasts and challenging moments. Thank you for the service. I have passed your company name on to many people – hopefully they contact you."
    - Greg Banfield
  • "I would like to congratulate you on all the help and support and advice that you gave us to enable the superb holiday in Shiga Kogen. Your emails were prompt and full of useful information."
    - Ed Meachem
  • "It was all good. Hotel was lovely, friendly and efficient. Good setup, nice onsen great position. Transfers were brilliant – Nagano snow tours have it all down pat and didn’t miss a beat. And whoever was controlling the snow did the most amazing job, never seen so much powder, EVER. Thanks for your organisation."
    - Gabrielle Palin
  • "We have just returned from our holiday in Japan and I wanted to thank you for your help and assistance with our booking. We had a fantastic time at Appi and had excellent snow conditions. It is a fantastic resort and we hope to return again next season."
    - Michelle Davies
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