Hakuba Sanosaka (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Sanosaka
白馬さのさか (長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Hakuba Sanosaka is located in the southern region of Hakuba village, close to the border with Omachi city. Hakuba Sanosaka used to be the northern part of three interconnected ski resorts, but since the middle area (Sun Alpina Aokiko) closed in 2009, the connection with the still-operating third resort (Kashimayari) is no longer available.

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

1200m
460m
740m
32"
8
2100m
5
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 2 1 2 0 0

Hakuba Sanosaka Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 20cm 50cm 1st 130cm 105cm 1st 140cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 20cm 40cm 2nd 130cm 105cm 2nd 135cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 20cm 20cm 3rd 130cm 105cm 3rd 135cm 85cm
4th - - 4th 25cm 20cm 4th 130cm 100cm 4th 135cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 25cm 15cm 5th 130cm 100cm 5th 135cm 75cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 15cm 6th 130cm 105cm 6th 135cm 75cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 20cm 7th 130cm 105cm 7th 135cm 70cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 30cm 8th 130cm 100cm 8th 135cm 65cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 35cm 9th 130cm 100cm 9th 130cm 65cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 30cm 10th 130cm 200cm 10th 130cm 65cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 30cm 11th 135cm 200cm 11th 130cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 30cm 12th 145cm 200cm 12th 130cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 30cm 13th 145cm 200cm 13th 130cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 30cm 14th 145cm 110cm 14th 120cm 60cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 25cm 15th 145cm 110cm 15th 120cm 70cm
16th - - 16th 110cm 25cm 16th 145cm 110cm 16th 120cm 70cm
17th 20cm - 17th 130cm 20cm 17th 145cm 90cm 17th 120cm 60cm
18th 20cm - 18th 130cm 50cm 18th 140cm 90cm 18th 115cm 55cm
19th - 5cm 19th 130cm 45cm 19th 140cm 90cm 19th 110cm 40cm
20th - 5cm 20th 130cm 55cm 20th 140cm 85cm 20th 110cm 35cm
21st 15cm - 21st 130cm 80cm 21st 140cm 80cm 21st 105cm 30cm
22nd - - 22nd 130cm 80cm 22nd 145cm 80cm 22nd 100cm -
23rd 0cm - 23rd 130cm 80cm 23rd 140cm 75cm 23rd 95cm -
24th 20cm 0cm 24th 135cm 80cm 24th 140cm 75cm 24th 90cm -
25th 20cm 0cm 25th 135cm 85cm 25th 140cm 75cm 25th 85cm -
26th 20cm 3cm 26th 135cm 85cm 26th 140cm 75cm 26th 80cm -
27th 15cm 25cm 27th 135cm 85cm 27th 140cm 75cm 27th - -
28th 25cm 10cm 28th 135cm 80cm 28th 140cm 75cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 130cm 80cm 29th - 75cm 29th - -
30th 25cm 20cm 30th 130cm 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 25cm 20cm 31st 130cm 100cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hakuba Sanosaka Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski, telemark and snowboard lessons are available at Hakuba Sanosaka. 
Rental
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
There are no special facilities for children on the slopes.

There is a free 'Kids Room' playroom in Ski Centre. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two 'Snow Park' areas at Hakuba Sanosaka. They are both located by the Lakedown course off the Number 3 lift and feature a number of different items. 

Hakuba Sanosaka Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Sanosaka is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakuba Sanosaka Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior Hight School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen
Half Day 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 250 yen 350 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,500 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 5,700 yen 3,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 1,000 yen 5,600 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 14,900 yen 8,300 yen

Getting to Hakuba Sanosaka

By public transport
Train
Train
46.6km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
1.2km from Minami Kamishiro Station on the Oito Line
7.7km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Information
Hakuba Sanosaka is just over 1km from Minami Kamishiro Station on the Oito line. Hakuba Station is less than 8km away.

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by public transport

bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Minami Kamishiro Station.
By Car
Car
42.5km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
43.1km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
53km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (0.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Hakuba village is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

To get to Hakuba Sanosaka from the central area of Hakuba (near Hakuba Station), turn left at the station onto Route 148. The resort is on the right side, just under 8km from Hakuba station.

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
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 1000 vehicles close to the base area.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kamishiro 458
Hakuba-mura
Kitaazumi-gun
Nagano-ken
399-9211
Telephone
Telephone
0261-75-2452
Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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