Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort enjoys the Hakuba Valley’s heaviest powder dumps, and impressive mountain views from its hot spring baths. A gigantic natural bowl lined with tree runs, the resort has a designated off-piste area that makes it a powder heaven. Family friendly slope-front accommodation is available at its classy Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba, and interconnecting passes to Hakuba Norikura Ski Resort next door add more variety. Visit the Cortina Facebook page for real-time snow updates.
Chikuniotsu 12860-1, Otari-mura, Kitaazumi-gun
Sun-Fri 8:30-20:00, Sat 8:30-21:00
Travelling times to Hakuba Cortina Tokyo: 2 hrs 30 min (train), Osaka: 4 hrs 40 min (train)