Resort Spotlight: Hakuba Norikura Onsen (Nagano)

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture

** 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.

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
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
1 day 5,000 3,500 4,500
1 time ticket 500 300 --
Season ticket 56,000 36,000 46,000



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.



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)