Resort Spotlight: Hakuba Norikura Onsen (Nagano)

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture

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** 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 is also connected to the neighbouring Hakuba Cortina resort. Joint lift tickets are available.

COURSE NAME LEVEL LENGTH STEEPEST AVERAGE
Family Course Beginner 750m 10 degrees 5 degrees
Kamoshika Course Intermediate-Expert 1200m 25 degrees 20 degrees
Highway Course Intermediate-Expert 800m 28 degrees 25 degrees
Snake Course Expert 700m 30 degrees 25 degrees
Expert Course Expert 700m 35 degrees 25 degrees
Wakaguri Central Slope Beginner-Intermediate 700m 18 degrees 15 degrees
Rabbit Course Intermediate-Expert 1150m 30 degrees 18 degrees
Wakaguri Forest Course Beginner 800m 10 degrees 8 degrees
Satomi Wakaguri Access Line Intermediate      
Satomi Central Slope Beginner-Intermediate 600m 15 degrees 11 degrees
Satomi Ridge Course Intermediate-Expert 800m 23 degrees 18 degrees
Sky View Slope Expert 500m 38 degrees 25 degrees

 

 

 


Lift Tickets 2019/2020 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
School
Age
Senior
50+
1 day 4,100 3,100 3,100
2 days 7,200 5,100 --
4 hours 3,200 2,100 --
Season ticket 40,000 21,000 30,000
1 Month ticket 20,500 14,500 15,500
1 time ticket 500 300  

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
School
Age
Senior
50+
1 day 5,000 3,500 4,500
1 time ticket 500 300 --
Season ticket 56,000 36,000 46,000

  

Accommodation

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

 

Location

By Train

From Shinjuku
Limited Express Super Azusa: to JR Minami Otari station [ About 3hrs 50min ]

From Tokyo
Bullet Train: JR Nagano Station [ About 1hrs 30 min ]
Express bus from JR Nagano Sta. to Hakuba Norikura [ About 1hrs 30 min ]

From Nagoya
Limited Express Shinano & Super Azusa: JR Minami Otari station
[ About 3hrs 15min ]

From Osaka
Bullet train, Limited Express Shinano & Super Azusa: JR Minami Otari station
[ About 5hrs 30min ]

By Car

Nagano Highway
From Azumino I.C. via Kita Alps Panorama road and R148
About 60km [ About 70min ]

Joetsu Highway
From Koushoku I.C. via Olympic road, R148
About 60km [ About 70min ]

Hokuriku Highway
From Itoigawa I.C. via R148
About 40km [ About 40min ]

* Free parking is available by Wakaguri Area for visitors. (1,000 vehicles, open 24 hours)

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