ABLE Hakuba GORYU (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

(長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Late November 2019 until early May 2020
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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.

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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 - - 1st 70cm 150cm 1st 170cm 300cm 1st 190cm 255cm
2nd - - 2nd 75cm 165cm 2nd 170cm 300cm 2nd 190cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 75cm 170cm 3rd 170cm 295cm 3rd 185cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 95cm 170cm 4th 165cm 295cm 4th 180cm 250cm
5th 60cm - 5th 110cm 170cm 5th 165cm 295cm 5th 185cm 250cm
6th 50cm - 6th 110cm 170cm 6th 190cm 290cm 6th 185cm 245cm
7th 70cm - 7th 110cm 170cm 7th 195cm 285cm 7th 180cm 245cm
8th 65cm - 8th 110cm 175cm 8th 195cm 285cm 8th 180cm 255cm
9th 65cm - 9th 110cm 190cm 9th 210cm 285cm 9th 175cm 255cm
10th 65cm - 10th 115cm 195cm 10th 210cm 290cm 10th 165cm 255cm
11th 55cm - 11th 115cm 200cm 11th 235cm 290cm 11th 165cm 250cm
12th 55cm - 12th 115cm 200cm 12th 235cm 290cm 12th 170cm 250cm
13th 65cm - 13th 125cm 200cm 13th 235cm 290cm 13th 160cm 250cm
14th 65cm 30cm 14th 130cm 195cm 14th 210cm 290cm 14th 160cm 280cm
15th 65cm 30cm 15th 130cm 195cm 15th 200cm 290cm 15th 160cm 280cm
16th 65cm 30cm 16th 145cm 195cm 16th 200cm 290cm 16th 165cm 280cm
17th 65cm 30cm 17th 145cm 195cm 17th 180cm 290cm 17th 185cm 280cm
18th 60cm 30cm 18th 145cm 210cm 18th 190cm 290cm 18th 200cm 295cm
19th 50cm 65cm 19th 145cm 210cm 19th 195cm 285cm 19th 200cm 290cm
20th 50cm 85cm 20th 150cm 205cm 20th 195cm 280cm 20th 190cm 290cm
21st 50cm 85cm 21st 160cm 235cm 21st 185cm 275cm 21st 200cm 285cm
22nd 50cm 85cm 22nd 160cm 255cm 22nd 185cm 270cm 22nd 200cm 280cm
23rd 55cm 85cm 23rd 160cm 255cm 23rd 190cm 265cm 23rd 190cm 275cm
24th 60cm 85cm 24th 155cm 260cm 24th 195cm 265cm 24th 190cm 280cm
25th 60cm 95cm 25th 160cm 260cm 25th 185cm 260cm 25th 200cm 275cm
26th 50cm 95cm 26th 155cm 260cm 26th 190cm 255cm 26th 195cm 270cm
27th 55cm 95cm 27th 150cm 285cm 27th 195cm 255cm 27th 190cm 265cm
28th 75cm 95cm 28th 165cm 275cm 28th 195cm 255cm 28th 185cm 260cm
29th 75cm 135cm 29th 165cm 305cm 29th 195cm - 29th 200cm 260cm
30th 70cm 145cm 30th 165cm 305cm 30th 30th 200cm 260cm
31st 70cm 150cm 31st 170cm 300cm 31st 31st 190cm 260cm

Previous Statistics

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 5,500 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 6,100 yen 3,500 yen
Hakuba Valley 2 Days 11,000 yen 6,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 3 Days 16,300 yen 9,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 4 Days 21,700 yen 12,100 yen
Hakuba Valley 5 Days 27,100 yen 15,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 6 Days 32,500 yen 18,200 yen
Hakuba Valley 7 Days 37,900 yen 21,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 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.

'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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