ABLE Hakuba GORYU (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

エイブル白馬五竜 (長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: 23rd November 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
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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 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.

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The Mountain

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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
1st - 95cm 1st 150cm 265cm 1st 300cm 370cm 1st 255cm 390cm
2nd - 105cm 2nd 165cm 270cm 2nd 300cm 370cm 2nd 250cm 400cm
3rd - 105cm 3rd 170cm 290cm 3rd 295cm 360cm 3rd 250cm 400cm
4th - 105cm 4th 170cm 290cm 4th 295cm 360cm 4th 250cm 400cm
5th - 115cm 5th 170cm 290cm 5th 295cm 375cm 5th 250cm 380cm
6th - 140cm 6th 170cm 290cm 6th 290cm 380cm 6th 245cm 370cm
7th - 140cm 7th 170cm 290cm 7th 285cm 380cm 7th 245cm 370cm
8th - 135cm 8th 175cm 290cm 8th 285cm 380cm 8th 255cm 365cm
9th - 140cm 9th 190cm 280cm 9th 285cm 380cm 9th 255cm 360cm
10th - 140cm 10th 195cm 295cm 10th 290cm 380cm 10th 255cm 360cm
11th - 140cm 11th 200cm 305cm 11th 290cm 380cm 11th 250cm 360cm
12th - 155cm 12th 200cm 305cm 12th 290cm 400cm 12th 250cm 360cm
13th - 170cm 13th 200cm 305cm 13th 290cm 415cm 13th 250cm 355cm
14th 30cm 170cm 14th 195cm 305cm 14th 290cm 420cm 14th 280cm 345cm
15th 30cm 185cm 15th 195cm 305cm 15th 290cm 415cm 15th 280cm 335cm
16th 30cm 185cm 16th 195cm 305cm 16th 290cm 415cm 16th 280cm 330cm
17th 30cm 200cm 17th 195cm 305cm 17th 290cm 415cm 17th 280cm 330cm
18th 30cm 200cm 18th 210cm 290cm 18th 290cm 415cm 18th 295cm 325cm
19th 65cm 200cm 19th 210cm 290cm 19th 285cm 415cm 19th 290cm 320cm
20th 85cm 205cm 20th 205cm 290cm 20th 280cm 410cm 20th 290cm 315cm
21st 85cm 205cm 21st 235cm 290cm 21st 275cm 410cm 21st 285cm 315cm
22nd 85cm 205cm 22nd 255cm 290cm 22nd 270cm 405cm 22nd 280cm 330cm
23rd 85cm 205cm 23rd 255cm 300cm 23rd 265cm 400cm 23rd 275cm 320cm
24th 85cm 200cm 24th 260cm 320cm 24th 265cm 400cm 24th 280cm 320cm
25th 95cm 205cm 25th 260cm 350cm 25th 260cm 400cm 25th 275cm 315cm
26th 95cm 205cm 26th 260cm 360cm 26th 255cm 395cm 26th 270cm 305cm
27th 95cm 235cm 27th 285cm 365cm 27th 255cm 390cm 27th 265cm 300cm
28th 95cm 255cm 28th 275cm 365cm 28th 255cm 390cm 28th 260cm 300cm
29th 135cm 255cm 29th 305cm 370cm 29th - - 29th 260cm 300cm
30th 145cm 260cm 30th 305cm 370cm 30th 30th 260cm 290cm
31st 150cm 260cm 31st 300cm 370cm 31st 31st 260cm 290cm

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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 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.

Child-care is available at Hakuba Goryu. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Dragon Park' at ABLE Hakuba GORYU 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
On weekends and holidays and New Year, the Toomi part of ABLE Hakuba GORYU opens from 6:30am.

Nighta in the Toomi area is open 6:00pm until 9:30pm, from 22nd December 2018 until 31st March 2019.

ABLE Hakuba GORYU Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
12-17 year olds
50-60 year olds
1 Day 5,000 yen 2,700 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
2 Days 9,000 yen 4,800 yen 7,700 yen 7,700 yen
3 Days 12,600 yen 6,900 yen 11,200 yen 11,200 yen
Weekday 5 17,900 yen 17,900 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 2,100 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 3,980 yen 2,100 yen 3,980 yen 3,980 yen
Afternoon (12pm-5pm) 3,980 yen 210 yen 3,980 yen 3,980 yen
Nighta (6pm-9:30pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 63,000 yen 30,000 yen 53,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 19,000 yen 9,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 1 Day 6,000 yen 3,400 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 10,800 yen 6,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,000 yen 9,000 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,300 yen 11,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 26,600 yen 14,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 31,900 yen 17,900 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,200 yen 20,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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.

The Weekday 5 lift ticket can be used on 5 weekdays during the season (some exceptions apply).

'Hakuba Valley' tickets
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).

The 1 Day ticket is valid on the day of purchase.
The 2 Day tickets can be used on any 2 days within three days of purchase.
The 3 Day tickets can be used on any 3 days within five days of purchase.
The 4 Day tickets can be used on any 4 days within seven days of purchase.
The 5 Day tickets can be used on any 5 days within nine days of purchase.
The 6 Day tickets can be used on any 6 days within ten days of purchase.
The 7 Day tickets can be used on any 7 days within eleven days of purchase.
Nighta is not included.

Resorts where the Hakuba Valley ticket is valid:

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

Child classification for Hakuba Valley tickets: 6-12 year olds.

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.

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

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

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