Hakuba Goryu (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Goryu
白馬五竜 (長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Late November 2017 until early May 2018
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Latest report posted at 8:36am on Friday 15th December 2017
Official snow depth 185cm (15cm) [updated on 15th December 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 95cm - 1st - 125cm 1st - 305cm 1st - 320cm
2nd 105cm - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 305cm 2nd - 315cm
3rd 105cm - 3rd - 125cm 3rd - 305cm 3rd - 320cm
4th 105cm - 4th - 125cm 4th - 300cm 4th - 315cm
5th 115cm - 5th - 130cm 5th - 295cm 5th - 310cm
6th 140cm - 6th - 130cm 6th - 300cm 6th - 310cm
7th 140cm - 7th - 130cm 7th - 320cm 7th - 305cm
8th 135cm - 8th - 130cm 8th - 320cm 8th - 305cm
9th 140cm - 9th - 135cm 9th - 320cm 9th - 305cm
10th 140cm - 10th - 145cm 10th - 335cm 10th - 325cm
11th 140cm - 11th - 150cm 11th - 340cm 11th - 325cm
12th 155cm - 12th - 165cm 12th - 350cm 12th - 325cm
13th 170cm - 13th - 205cm 13th - 345cm 13th - 320cm
14th 170cm - 14th - 230cm 14th - 345cm 14th - 315cm
15th 185cm 75cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 345cm 15th - 310cm
16th - 80cm 16th - 285cm 16th - 340cm 16th - 305cm
17th - 85cm 17th - 315cm 17th - 335cm 17th - 300cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 335cm 18th - 295cm
19th - 90cm 19th - 315cm 19th - 330cm 19th - 295cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 315cm 20th - 330cm 20th - 290cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 325cm 21st - 350cm 21st - 290cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 325cm 22nd - 345cm 22nd - 290cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 335cm 23rd - 340cm 23rd - 290cm
24th - 110cm 24th - 345cm 24th - 330cm 24th - 295cm
25th - 110cm 25th - 340cm 25th - 330cm 25th - 295cm
26th - 110cm 26th - 340cm 26th - 325cm 26th - 295cm
27th - 110cm 27th - 330cm 27th - 325cm 27th - 300cm
28th - 115cm 28th - 330cm 28th - 320cm 28th - 295cm
29th - 115cm 29th - 320cm 29th - - 29th - 290cm
30th - 125cm 30th - 305cm 30th 30th - 285cm
31st - 125cm 31st - 315cm 31st 31st - 285cm

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
Season Ticket (all) 63,000 yen 30,000 yen 53,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 19,000 yen 9,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,000 yen 3,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 10,800 yen 6,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,000 yen 9,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,300 yen 11,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 26,600 yen 14,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 31,900 yen 17,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,200 yen 20,800 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).

'Hakuba Valley' tickets
The tickets marked as ‘Hakuba Valley’ can be used at any of 9 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.
The 4 Day tickets can be used on any 4 days within seven days of purchase.
The 5 Day tickets can be used on any 5 days within nine days of purchase.
The 6 Day tickets can be used on any 6 days within ten days of purchase.
The 7 Day tickets can be used on any 7 days within eleven days of purchase.
Nighta is not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

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

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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