Hakuba Sanosaka (Hakuba Village, Nagano)

Hakuba Sanosaka
白馬さのさかスキー場
(長野県 白馬村)
Planned season: Closed for the 2021-2022 season
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Latest report posted at 8:38am on Sunday 23rd January 2022
Official snow depth --- [updated on 16th December 2020]

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Hakuba Sanosaka is located in the southern region of Hakuba village, close to the border with Omachi city. It used to be the northern part of three interconnected ski areas. The central ski area (Sun Alpina Aokiko) closed in 2009, so the connection with the still-operating third ski area (Kashimayari) is no longer available.

Hakuba Sanosaka was initially known as 'Sanosaka Kogen' and then until 2009 it was called 'Sun Alpina Hakuba Sanosaka'. It has had a recent period of uncertainty, and it was not part of the ‘Hakuba Valley’ marketing group for a while.

Unfortunately, Hakuba Sanosaka is open during the 2021-2022 winter season.

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.

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Hakuba Sanosaka Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
 
Park Information
Park information
 

Hakuba Sanosaka Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
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Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information

Hakuba Sanosaka Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,300 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Closed for the 2021-2022 season

Getting to Hakuba Sanosaka

By public transport
Train
Train
46.6km from Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
1.2km from Minami Kamishiro Station on the Oito Line
7.7km from Hakuba Station on the Oito Line
Transport Information
Information
Hakuba Sanosaka is just over 1km from Minami Kamishiro Station on the Oito line. Hakuba Station is less than 8km away.
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Bus
By Car
Car
42.5km from the Azumino IC on the Nagano Expressway
43.1km from the Nagano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
53km from the Itoigawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 148 (0.2km away)
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 Hakuba Sanosaka from the central area of Hakuba (near Hakuba Station), turn left at the station onto Route 148. The resort is on the right side, just under 8km from Hakuba station.

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.
Parking
Parking

More Information

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Address
Address
Kamishiro 458
Hakuba-mura
Kitaazumi-gun
Nagano-ken
399-9211
Telephone
Telephone
0261-75-2452
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