BUILT TO SATISFY
Secluded amidst the rugged mountains in the north of the Hakuba Valley lies Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort. Known as Hakuba Norikura, this resort is popular for its wide variety of courses, excellent powder and relaxed local atmosphere. With a range of facilities, accommodation and hot springs, it is well-equipped to offer the ideal snow resort getaway for all ages and abilities.
Hakuba Norikura has a total of 16 courses for all levels, from the steep and deep powder of its Expert and Skyview Courses, to its gently undulating Family Course. The Skyview Course is one of the resort’s most famous, boasting a generous width of 250 metres, inclines ranging from 10° to 38°, and jaw-dropping views. Other slopes around Hakuba Norikura feature tree runs, moguls, a terrain park, and a kids park with free rafting and tubing, and the resort is interconnected with its neighbour, Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort.
Hakuba Norikura has now introduced ticket gates for the Hakuba Valley’s new electronic lift passes, which are available directly through local hotels. For great slope-front accommodation, stay at the Hakuba Alps Hotel. The tasteful hot spring baths and health spa here incorporate wonderful views of the mountains, and as well as a buffet restaurant, there is high-quality Japanese and French cuisine on the menu, featuring the natural and wholesome flavours of Nagano’s local produce.
Hakuba-norikura-kogen, Otari-mura, Kitaazumi-gun
Travelling times to Hakuba Norikura Tokyo: 3 hrs (train), Osaka: 5 hrs 30 min (car)