Hakuba Happo-one (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Happo-one
(長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Wednesday 1st December 2021 until Sunday 8th May 2022
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Official snow depth 350cm (10cm) [updated on 21st January 2022]

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Hakuba Happo-one (often known as Happo-one or Happo) is a ski area located close to the central area of Hakuba village. Happo-one is on the eastern slopes of Mt Karamatsu and is one of the largest individual (stand-alone) ski areas in Japan. This ski area dates back to 1928, but significant development started in the late 50s. During the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Hakuba Happo-one hosted the alpine skiing downhill, super giant slalom and combined slalom events.

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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Hakuba Happo-one Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 100cm - 1st 175cm 250cm 1st - 265cm 1st - 320cm
2nd 100cm - 2nd 167cm 265cm 2nd - 295cm 2nd - 320cm
3rd 100cm - 3rd 155cm 260cm 3rd - 305cm 3rd - 320cm
4th 110cm - 4th 190cm 275cm 4th - 320cm 4th - 300cm
5th 110cm - 5th 195cm 270cm 5th - 320cm 5th - 290cm
6th 110cm - 6th 160cm 275cm 6th - 320cm 6th - 290cm
7th 100cm - 7th 160cm 260cm 7th - 300cm 7th - 290cm
8th 90cm - 8th 160cm 295cm 8th - 320cm 8th - 290cm
9th 95cm - 9th 190cm 330cm 9th - 340cm 9th - 290cm
10th 90cm - 10th 190cm 335cm 10th - 300cm 10th - 285cm
11th 85cm - 11th 190cm 335cm 11th - 305cm 11th - 285cm
12th 85cm 21cm 12th 200cm 335cm 12th - 305cm 12th - 275cm
13th 85cm 27cm 13th 200cm 330cm 13th - 290cm 13th - 280cm
14th 85cm 70cm 14th 315cm 260cm 14th - 290cm 14th - 285cm
15th 85cm 145cm 15th 315cm 260cm 15th - 280cm 15th - 285cm
16th 85cm 155cm 16th 300cm 260cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 280cm
17th 90cm 175cm 17th 330cm 272cm 17th - 330cm 17th - 275cm
18th 135cm 175cm 18th 340cm 280cm 18th - 335cm 18th - 275cm
19th 120cm 190cm 19th 345cm 300cm 19th - 370cm 19th - 270cm
20th 160cm 215cm 20th 340cm 270cm 20th - 360cm 20th - 270cm
21st 140cm 205cm 21st 350cm 260cm 21st - 350cm 21st - 255cm
22nd 140cm 190cm 22nd - 245cm 22nd - 360cm 22nd - 250cm
23rd 105cm 195cm 23rd - 245cm 23rd - 340cm 23rd - 250cm
24th 105cm 175cm 24th - 245cm 24th - 325cm 24th - 245cm
25th 110cm 190cm 25th - 250cm 25th - 325cm 25th - 240cm
26th 120cm 200cm 26th - 240cm 26th - 315cm 26th - 240cm
27th 120cm 200cm 27th - 235cm 27th - 325cm 27th - 240cm
28th 125cm 200cm 28th - 240cm 28th - 320cm 28th - 235cm
29th 110cm 200cm 29th - 245cm 29th - - 29th - 230cm
30th 140cm 160cm 30th - 310cm 30th 30th - 220cm
31st 170cm 210cm 31st - 315cm 31st 31st - 220cm

Hakuba Happo-one Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakuba Happo-one. 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
Nakiyama Snow Land is in the Nakiyama base area of Happo-one. Opening dates are 18th December 2021 until 27th March 2022. Entry is 1,000 yen for children and adults. A ticket that also includes the Nakiyama Number 2 pair lift to access the Debut Gelande is 3,500 yen for adults or 1,500 yen for children for the day. Open from 18th December 2021 until 27th March 2022.

Other activity areas available for children include the Adventure Park Sakka (500 yen) and Usagidaira Kids Park (free).

The Preschool Mai Mai is a child care facility in the Nakiyama area. 
Park Information
Park information

Hakuba Happo-one Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakuba Happo-one is generally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

There is no night skiing at Hakuba Happo-one during the 2021-2022 season.

Hakuba Happo-one Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
6-12 year olds
60 years & over
1 Day (until 4pm) 5,500 yen 3,200 yen 5,000 yen
2 Days (until 4pm Day 2) 10,500 yen 5,700 yen 9,500 yen
Morning (8am-1pm) 4,600 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 4,600 yen 2,500 yen
Sakka Debut 3,600 yen 1,600 yen
Season Ticket (all) 75,000 yen 28,000 yen 72,000 yen
Spring Season (from 1st Mar) 33,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

The Sakka Debut ticket is a 1 Day lift ticket that is valid on just the Sakka Kita One quad, Sakka Number 2 pair lifts.

Spring ski tickets are available from 20th March 2022 (adults) and from 1st March 2022 for children.

Getting to Hakuba Happo-one

By public transport
44.8km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
2.9km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Hakuba Happo-one is just under 3km from Hakuba Station on the Oito line.
A number of shuttle buses that travel around the Hakuba area stop at Hakuba Happo-one. Bus services are also available from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen line) which is about 44km away. The journey from Nagano Station to Hakuba takes approximately 60 minutes.
By Car
45.6km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
47.8km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
50.9km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (2.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 322
Hakuba village is located in the north-western region of Nagano Prefecture. Route 148 goes north-south through the region.

There are a few base areas to the Hakuba Happo-one resort, but the main Adam Gondola station in the Happo area is a few kilometres from the main Route 148 road and Hakuba Station. From Hakuba Station, use the road straight ahead (Prefecture Road 322) to head towards Hakuba Happo-one.

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 are a number of car parks around the base areas of Happo-one for about 1,100 cars. The six ski area car parks are free to use.

There are a few other paid parking options close to the lifts.

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