http://www.hakubagoryu.com/e/ | Kamishiro 22548, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun | 2+81-261-75-3131 | Days 8:15-16:50, Nights 18:00-21:30 | Travelling times to Hakuba Goryu Tokyo: 2 hrs 40 min (train); Osaka: 4 hrs 30 min (train)
ROOM FOR EVERYONE
Covered in Japan Alps-quality powder snow, the 23 courses at Hakuba Goryu are a balanced mix of steep, winding speedways and wide, welcoming plateaus. At the base of the resort, there is a good selection of hotels, pensions and condos, as well as a lodge. Ski and snowboard lessons are available in English for riders of all levels at the Iimori slope, which together with the Tōmi slope, provides a daycare service for skier and snowboarder families.
Terrain features to try on the mountain include moguls, a bowl burn and a super-sized park, and there is almost a kilometre of vertical from the top. This is also an access point for the slopes of the Hakuba 47 resort next door, which can be enjoyed thanks to a common lift pass arrangement with Hakuba Goryu.
The Hakuba Goryu Stay Information Desk at JR Kamishiro Station is able to assist with enquiries from 7:30 to 18:00; advance weekend and festive season bookings are essential.