ABLE Hakuba GORYU (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

ABLE Hakuba GORYU
エイブル白馬五竜
(長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Late November 2020 until early May 2021
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Latest report posted at 8:57am on Thursday 28th January 2021
Official snow depth 280cm (0cm) [updated on 27th January 2021]

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ABLE Hakuba GORYU (often just known as Goryu) is a resort located in Hakuba village. There are two base areas - the main Toomi base 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.

This resort 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. 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.

Regional information Learn more about the Hakuba region

The Mountain

1676m
926m
750m
35"
16
5000m
13
25%
40%
35%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 1 3 0 9 0 0
ABLE Hakuba GORYU is lift-connected with:
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Course Map

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ABLE Hakuba GORYU Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 255cm 70cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 190cm
2nd - - 2nd 265cm 75cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - - 3rd 280cm 75cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 185cm
4th - - 4th 290cm 95cm 4th - 165cm 4th - 180cm
5th - 60cm 5th 295cm 110cm 5th - 165cm 5th - 185cm
6th - 50cm 6th 285cm 110cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 185cm
7th - 70cm 7th 285cm 110cm 7th - 195cm 7th - 180cm
8th - 65cm 8th 300cm 110cm 8th - 195cm 8th - 180cm
9th - 65cm 9th 320cm 110cm 9th - 210cm 9th - 175cm
10th - 65cm 10th 325cm 115cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 165cm
11th - 55cm 11th 330cm 115cm 11th - 235cm 11th - 165cm
12th - 55cm 12th 330cm 115cm 12th - 235cm 12th - 170cm
13th - 65cm 13th 330cm 125cm 13th - 235cm 13th - 160cm
14th - 65cm 14th 320cm 130cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 160cm
15th 65cm 65cm 15th 315cm 130cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 160cm
16th 90cm 65cm 16th 315cm 145cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 165cm
17th 115cm 65cm 17th 315cm 145cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 185cm
18th 115cm 60cm 18th 320cm 145cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 200cm
19th 155cm 50cm 19th 340cm 145cm 19th - 195cm 19th - 200cm
20th 180cm 50cm 20th 335cm 150cm 20th - 195cm 20th - 190cm
21st 185cm 50cm 21st 335cm 160cm 21st - 185cm 21st - 200cm
22nd 185cm 50cm 22nd 330cm 160cm 22nd - 185cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd 185cm 55cm 23rd 300cm 160cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 190cm
24th 190cm 60cm 24th 300cm 155cm 24th - 195cm 24th - 190cm
25th 195cm 60cm 25th 290cm 160cm 25th - 185cm 25th - 200cm
26th 210cm 50cm 26th 280cm 155cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 195cm
27th 215cm 55cm 27th 280cm 150cm 27th - 195cm 27th - 190cm
28th 215cm 75cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 195cm 28th - 185cm
29th 215cm 75cm 29th - 165cm 29th - 195cm 29th - 200cm
30th 215cm 70cm 30th - 165cm 30th 30th - 200cm
31st 245cm 70cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - 190cm

Previous Statistics

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Facilities

School
School
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.
 
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
The 'Kids Wonderland' is on the lower slopes of the Toomi area, near Escal Plaza. Entry is free. There is also the 'Family Land' by Iimori base.

'Family Land Iimoro' over on the Iimori area is open during the main season, entry charge is 500 yen.

The child care facilities will not be open for the 2020-2021 season. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Iimori Park' is located in the Iimori area by the Milky Four 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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:50pm
Nighta
'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 open 6:00pm until 9:30pm and the planned period is from Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021. For the 2020-2021 season there will be no night skiing on every Wednesday during that period (apart from 30th December).

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
12-17 year olds
Senior
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
Nighta (6pm-9:30pm) 2,500 yen 1,300 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 450 yen
Season Ticket (all) 65,000 yen 32,000 yen 55,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 25,000 yen 10,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,600 yen 3,800 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 12,500 yen 7,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 18,700 yen 10,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 24,900 yen 13,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 31,000 yen 17,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 37,200 yen 20,800 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 43,400 yen 24,300 yen
Hakuba Valley 8 Days 49,000 yen 27,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 9 Days 54,700 yen 30,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 10 Days 60,300 yen 33,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A 1,000 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!

'Hakuba Valley' tickets 2020-2021

The tickets marked as ‘Hakuba Valley’ can be used at any of 10 ski and snowboard resorts in the Omachi-Hakuba-Otari valley (listed below).
Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.
Includes use of the Hakuba Valley shuttle bus on the day of skiing, available from 25th December 2020 until 14th March 2021.

The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day ticket is valid for 4 days from the first day of use.
The 3 Day ticket is valid for 6 days from the first day of use.
The 4 Day ticket is valid for 8 days from the first day of use.
The 5 Day ticket is valid for 10 days from the first day of use.
The 6 Day ticket is valid for 11 days from the first day of use.
The 7 Day ticket is valid for 12 days from the first day of use.
The 8 Day ticket is valid for 13 days from the first day of use.
The 9 Day ticket is valid for 14 days from the first day of use.
The 10 Day ticket is valid for 16 days from the first day of use.
Night skiing operations are not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Cortina
- ABLE Hakuba GORYU
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Norikura
- Hakuba Sanosaka
- Jigatake
- Kashimayari
- Tsugaike Kogen

Getting to ABLE Hakuba GORYU

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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.

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

>> More information on getting to the Hakuba region by car
Parking
Parking
There is parking available at the base areas of ABLE Hakuba GORYU for around 2,700 vehicles.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kamishiro 22184-10
Hakuba-mura
Kitaazumi-gun
Nagano-ken
399-9211
Telephone
Telephone
0261-75-2101
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