Resort Spotlight: Hakuba Norikura Onsen (Nagano)

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Otari, Nagano

** Detailed resort data and daily weather forecasts here **

Hakuba Norikura Onsen resort is located in the small village of Otari, just to the north of Hakuba village in Nagano Prefecture.  The resort has a fine selection of course suited to different levels of skier, snowboard as well as often excellent snow conditions and is also popular for teleskiing. 


The resort has a hotel at the bottom of the slopes - Hakuba Alps Hotel - offering ski-in ski-out access.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen resort is also connected to the neighbouring Hakuba Cortina Kokusai resort and a lift ticket enables you to ride both resorts on the same day (see below for details).



Map Course Name Level Course
  Wakakuri Gelende        
A Hokunori Family Course Beginner 750m 70m 10°
B Expert Course Advanced 700m 50m 35°
C Snake Course Advanced 700m 30m 30°
D Kamoshika Course Intermediate/
1200m 30m 25°
E Highway Course Intermediate/
800m 100m 28°
F Wakakuri Chuo Gelende Beginner/
700m 200m 18°
G Rapid Course Intermediate/
1150m 200m 30°
H Wakakuri Rinkan Course Beginner 800m 60m 10°
I Mogul Course Intermediate/
  Satomi Gelende        
K Skyview Gelende Advanced 500m 250m 38°
L Satomi-one Course Intermediate/
800m 30m 23°
M Satomi Wakakuri Access Line        
N Satomi Chuo Gelende Beginner/
600m 400m 15°
O Kitabata Half-pipe Beginner/
120m 18m 15°
P Satomi Half Pipe Intermediate/
100m 20m 18°
  Warabidaira Gelende        
Q Training Course Intermediate 500m 200m 30°
R Warabidaira Shomen Gelende Beginner/
900m 100m 35°
S Technical Crown Intermediate/
900m 50m 35°
T Warabidair One Make Intermediate/

Hakuba Norikura Onsen resort also has a park with a number of fun snow items to play with, including the following:

Kitabata Half pipe
Good for a beginner's first challenge.

Satomi Half Pipe

In the past, JSBA All Japan Snowboard events have been held on this big halfpipe

Big One Make
For intermediates and advanced riders

Other Items

Lift Tickets 16/17 Season

The following are the prices of lift tickets for the winter season.  Prices are all in Japanese yen:

Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort Lift Tickets Adults Elementary
1 day - weekdays 3,300 2,200 2,800
1 day - holidays 3,800 2,800 2,800
2 days 5,500 3,500 --
AM 2,500 1,500 --
PM 2,500 1,500 --
Season ticket 35,000 20,000 25,000
1 Month ticket 16,000 11,000 11,000
1 lift 400 200  
Multiple tickets 3,800 1,900  

The following tickets are for use at both Hakuba Norikura Onsen ski resort and the adjoining Hakuba Cortina Kokusai ski resort.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen & Hakuba Cortina Adults Elementary
1 day 4,500 3,500 4,000
2 days 8,000 6,000 --
AM 3,300 2,300 --
PM 3,300 2,300 --
Season ticket 55,000 35,000 45,000



The Hakuba Alps Hotel, located at the base of the resort, offers ski-in ski-out access to Hakuba Norikura Onsen resort.

For more information on the hotel, click here.