ABLE Hakuba GORYU (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

(長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Late November 2021 until Thursday 5th May 2022
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Official snow depth 330cm (0cm) [updated on 24th January 2022]

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ABLE Hakuba GORYU (often just known as Goryu) is a ski area located in Hakuba village. There are two bases, the main Toomi base and Iimori. The ski area is connected with Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park 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.

This ski area has been operating since 1950 with a few name changes along the way - the latest being in 2017 when the official name changed from 'Hakuba Goryu' to 'ABLE Hakuba GORYU'.

Hakuba Village is just over 40km to the west of Nagano city in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture. It was host to some of the major events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, including alpine skiing, ski jump events and cross country events. In recent years, the Hakuba region has become one of Japan's most popular winter sports regions with visitors from overseas.

The Mountain

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ABLE Hakuba GORYU is lift-connected with:
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 75cm - 1st 225cm 255cm 1st - 310cm 1st - 320cm
2nd 85cm - 2nd 225cm 265cm 2nd - 315cm 2nd - 310cm
3rd 90cm - 3rd 230cm 280cm 3rd - 310cm 3rd - 300cm
4th 95cm - 4th 260cm 290cm 4th - 310cm 4th - 300cm
5th 115cm - 5th 275cm 295cm 5th - 315cm 5th - 295cm
6th 115cm - 6th 275cm 285cm 6th - 315cm 6th - 290cm
7th 110cm - 7th 275cm 285cm 7th - 305cm 7th - 290cm
8th 105cm - 8th 265cm 300cm 8th - 320cm 8th - 285cm
9th 105cm - 9th 265cm 320cm 9th - 330cm 9th - 285cm
10th 100cm - 10th 255cm 325cm 10th - 325cm 10th - 280cm
11th 95cm - 11th 250cm 330cm 11th - 325cm 11th - 280cm
12th 90cm - 12th 275cm 330cm 12th - 320cm 12th - 275cm
13th 95cm - 13th 275cm 330cm 13th - 310cm 13th - 275cm
14th 95cm - 14th 310cm 320cm 14th - 300cm 14th - 270cm
15th 90cm 65cm 15th 315cm 315cm 15th - 295cm 15th - 265cm
16th 90cm 90cm 16th 305cm 315cm 16th - 300cm 16th - 265cm
17th 90cm 115cm 17th 310cm 315cm 17th - 320cm 17th - 260cm
18th 130cm 115cm 18th 330cm 320cm 18th - 365cm 18th - 260cm
19th 130cm 155cm 19th 330cm 340cm 19th - 380cm 19th - 260cm
20th 170cm 180cm 20th 325cm 335cm 20th - 380cm 20th - 255cm
21st 175cm 185cm 21st 335cm 335cm 21st - 380cm 21st - 250cm
22nd 165cm 185cm 22nd 335cm 330cm 22nd - 350cm 22nd - 240cm
23rd 165cm 185cm 23rd 330cm 300cm 23rd - 340cm 23rd - 240cm
24th 160cm 190cm 24th 330cm 300cm 24th - 340cm 24th - 230cm
25th 160cm 195cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 335cm 25th - 230cm
26th 165cm 210cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 335cm 26th - 225cm
27th 170cm 215cm 27th - 280cm 27th - 330cm 27th - 225cm
28th 170cm 215cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 330cm 28th - 220cm
29th 185cm 215cm 29th - 270cm 29th - - 29th - 215cm
30th 195cm 215cm 30th - 300cm 30th 30th - 210cm
31st 210cm 245cm 31st - 310cm 31st 31st - 205cm

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at ABLE 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 & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The kids area is on the lower slopes of the Toomi area, near Escal Plaza. Entry is free.

There is also usually a kids area by Iimori base. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a snow park by the Toomi Number 1 pair lift. 

ABLE 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 8:15am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Goryu is normally open from 8:15am until 4:50pm during the daytime.

On weekends and holidays and New Year, the Toomi part of ABLE Hakuba GORYU opens from 7:00am.

Night skiing in the Toomi area is scheduled for 6:00pm until 9:30pm, from 24th December 2021 through 27th March 2022. The 913m Toomi Sky Four quad lift operates for night skiing.

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
12-17 year olds
60-79 year olds
1 Day 5,500 yen 2,900 yen 4,000 yen 4,500 yen
2 Days 10,000 yen 5,400 yen 7,700 yen 8,600 yen
3 Days 13,500 yen 7,500 yen 11,100 yen 12,300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 4,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 4,500 yen
Night (weekday) 2,700 yen 1,400 yen 2,700 yen
Night (weekends & holidays) 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 70,000 yen 35,000 yen 60,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required to buy lift tickets.

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

A 'G-Senior' ticket for people 80 years and above is also available.

Getting to ABLE 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
ABLE 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.
A number of shuttle buses that travel around the Hakuba area stop at ABLE 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 ABLE 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.
There is free parking available at the base areas of ABLE Hakuba GORYU for around 1,500 vehicles.

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