Hakuba Goryu (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Goryu
白馬五竜 (長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until early May 2017
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Latest report posted at 8:01am on Sunday 30th April 2017
Official snow depth 175cm (-5cm) [updated on 30th April 2017]

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Hakuba Goryu (often just known as Goryu) is a resort located in Hakuba village. There are two base areas - the main Toomi and Iimori. The resort is connected with the Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park resort at the top and they share a common lift ticket. Spectacular close-up views of Goryu-dake and Karamatsu-dake can be enjoyed in good weather conditions. Hakuba Goryu has been operating since 1950 with a few name changes along the way.

Hakuba village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics including alpine skiing (at Hakuba Happo-one), ski jump events and cross country events. The backdrop of the North Alps makes for a spectacular mountain setting. Along with the ski and snowboard resorts in neighbouring Otari village to the north and Omachi City to the south - collectively known as 'Hakuba Valley' - this is one of the major ski and snowboard resort regions of Japan. This map shows the ski and snowboard resorts in the main Hakuba region. In recent years the Hakuba region has become one of the most popular winter sport regions of Japan for visitors from overseas.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Hakuba Goryu is lift-connected with:
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

Hakuba Goryu Course Map

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Hakuba Goryu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 125cm 125cm 1st 305cm 220cm 1st 320cm 265cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 125cm 2nd 305cm 220cm 2nd 315cm 265cm
3rd - 50cm 3rd 125cm 125cm 3rd 305cm 220cm 3rd 320cm 265cm
4th - - 4th 125cm 120cm 4th 300cm 220cm 4th 315cm 265cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 115cm 5th 295cm 220cm 5th 310cm 265cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 115cm 6th 300cm 225cm 6th 310cm 260cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 115cm 7th 320cm 225cm 7th 305cm 260cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 125cm 8th 320cm 225cm 8th 305cm 255cm
9th - - 9th 135cm 145cm 9th 320cm 225cm 9th 305cm 251cm
10th - - 10th 145cm 145cm 10th 335cm 270cm 10th 325cm 255cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 150cm 11th 340cm 270cm 11th 325cm 252cm
12th - - 12th 165cm 150cm 12th 350cm 265cm 12th 325cm 252cm
13th - - 13th 205cm 150cm 13th 345cm 260cm 13th 320cm 252cm
14th - - 14th 230cm 155cm 14th 345cm 250cm 14th 315cm 260cm
15th 75cm 55cm 15th 270cm 155cm 15th 345cm 245cm 15th 310cm 257cm
16th 80cm 50cm 16th 285cm 155cm 16th 340cm 245cm 16th 305cm 254cm
17th 85cm 55cm 17th 315cm 150cm 17th 335cm 250cm 17th 300cm 251cm
18th 90cm 60cm 18th 310cm 150cm 18th 335cm 250cm 18th 295cm 248cm
19th 90cm 65cm 19th 315cm 175cm 19th 330cm 250cm 19th 295cm 240cm
20th 90cm 65cm 20th 315cm 195cm 20th 330cm 245cm 20th 290cm 240cm
21st 90cm 65cm 21st 325cm 195cm 21st 350cm 225cm 21st 290cm 237cm
22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 325cm 195cm 22nd 345cm 220cm 22nd 290cm 234cm
23rd 80cm 70cm 23rd 335cm 195cm 23rd 340cm 215cm 23rd 290cm 231cm
24th 110cm 70cm 24th 345cm 205cm 24th 330cm 215cm 24th 295cm 238cm
25th 110cm 65cm 25th 340cm 215cm 25th 330cm 220cm 25th 295cm 235cm
26th 110cm 70cm 26th 340cm 215cm 26th 325cm 220cm 26th 295cm 235cm
27th 110cm 90cm 27th 330cm 210cm 27th 325cm 220cm 27th 300cm 232cm
28th 115cm 100cm 28th 330cm 210cm 28th 320cm 230cm 28th 295cm 229cm
29th 115cm 120cm 29th 320cm 205cm 29th - 230cm 29th 290cm 226cm
30th 125cm 120cm 30th 305cm 215cm 30th 30th 285cm 223cm
31st 125cm 120cm 31st 315cm 215cm 31st 31st 285cm 220cm

Previous Statistics

Hakuba Goryu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakuba Goryu. There are also a number of independent ski and snowboard schools that cover the Hakuba area, please check the Lessons in English section for current listings on SnowJapan.
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Area' is on the lower slopes of the Toomi area, near Escal Plaza. Entry is free. The 'Family Land Iimori' area is in the Iimori area, in front of Resthouse Iimori. Entry is 500 yen. Child-care is available at Hakuba Goryu. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' at Hakuba Goryu is located in the Iimori area, by the Milky Four lift. 

Hakuba Goryu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
On weekends and holidays and New Year, the Toomi part of Hakuba Goryu opens from 6:30am.

Nighta in the Toomi area is open 6pm until 9:30pm, from 19th December 2016 until 31st March 2017.

Hakuba Goryu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
12-17 year olds
50-60 year olds
1 Day 5,000 yen 2,700 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
2 Days 9,000 yen 4,800 yen 7,700 yen 7,700 yen
3 Days 12,600 yen 6,900 yen 11,200 yen 11,200 yen
Weekday 5 17,900 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,100 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,980 yen 2,100 yen 3,980 yen 3,980 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,980 yen 2,100 yen 3,980 yen 3,980 yen
Nighta (6pm-9:30pm) 1,900 yen 950 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 210 yen
Gondola 950 yen 480 yen
Season Ticket 63,000 yen 30,000 yen 53,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 5,700 yen 3,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 10,000 yen 5,600 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 14,900 yen 8,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1,000 yen returnable deposit is required to buy lift tickets.

All of the main tickets are valid at both Hakuba Goryu and the connecting Hakuba 47 resort.

The Weekday 5 lift ticket can be used on 5 weekdays during the season (some exceptions apply).

The Hakuba Valley ticket can be used at any of 10 resorts in the Omachi-Hakuba-Otari valley.

The Hakuba Valley 2 day ticket can be used on any 2 of 3 consecutive days; the 3 day ticket can be used on any 3 of 5 consecutive days.

A 'G Senior' ticket for people aged 70 and above is available - 3,200 yen for 1 day; 6,100 yen for 2 days; 9,000 yen for 3 days.

'Hakuba Valley' tickets
The tickets marked as ‘Hakuba Valley’ can be used at any of 10 ski and snowboard resorts in the Omachi-Hakuba-Otari valley (listed below).
The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day tickets can be used on any 2 days within three days of purchase.
The 3 Day tickets can be used on any 3 days within five days of purchase.
Nighta is not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

- Hakuba Sanosaka
- Hakuba Goryu
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Hapoo-one
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Tsugaike Kogen
- Hakuba Norikura
- Hakuba Cortina
- Kashimayari
- Jigatake

Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.

Getting to Hakuba Goryu

By public transport
40.9km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
1.8km from Kamishiro Station on the Oito Line
6.3km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Hakuba Goryu base less than 2km from the Kamishiro Station on the Oito line. The larger Hakuba Station on the same line is just over 6km from Hakuba Goryu.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport
A number of shuttle buses that travel around the Hakuba area stop at Hakuba Goryu. Bus services are also available from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen line) which is about 44km away - that journey takes approximately 60 minutes.
By Car
41.7km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
47.1km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
51.6km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (1.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 33
Hakuba village is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

To get to Hakuba Goryu from the central area of Hakuba (Hakuba Station), head south on Route 148 towards Omachi. About 5km later, at the traffic lights just past Kamishiro Station turn right and follow the signs to the base of the resort.

Getting to the Hakuba region
There are three main ways to approach the Hakuba region by road – from Nagano city (and the Nagano IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway), from the south (and the Azumino IC exit on the Nagano Expressway) and from the north (and the Itoigawa IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway).

Approaching Hakuba village from Nagano IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
From the Nagano IC exit, turn right Prefecture Road 35 and head north for about 3.5km until arriving at the Nagano Minami By-pass (Route 19). Turn left onto Route 19 and drive by the river for around 13km until arriving at the Hakuba Nagano Toll Road. Turn onto this road (the normal charge is 210 yen per vehicle) and then continue straight on Prefecture Road 31 and then Prefecture Road 33 to head into Hakuba, which is well signposted. The journey from Nagano IC to central Hakuba is around 46km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Azumino IC (Nagano Expressway)
From the Azumino IC exit, go straight ahead at the exit traffic lights and follow Prefecture Road 310 for just over 4.5km until reaching Route 147. Turn right onto Route 147 (signposted as Omachi and Matsukawa Village). Follow this road and then Route 148 into Hakuba. The journey from Azumino IC to central Hakuba is around 50km.

Approaching Hakuba village from Itoigawa IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
From the Itoigawa IC exit, turn left to head south on Route 148 to the Hakuba area, passing through Otari Village along the way. The journey from Itoigawa IC to central Hakuba is about 45km.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
There is parking available at the base areas of Hakuba Goryu for around 2,700 vehicles.

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At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

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