All the Hakuba News


Doggy Trekking at Iwatake Mountain Resort

This year Golden Week in Hakuba was wet and a little cold except for Tuesday when the sun burst through the clouds and the white … Continued

Ski-in, Ski-out Coffee

Do you ever find yourself skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba and think, gosh this powder is great, but what I could really use is a … Continued

Tsugaike Ropeway

Even though spring is here, and the snow is melting down in the valley, on the mountains the snow has been piling up and there … Continued

Early Season Powder

Hope you have waxed your skis and snowboards. After a warm start to December, winter has come in full force. The season is off to … Continued

Trail Run Qualifier

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year for getting out and hitting the trails. The temperatures are dropping, the paths are a … Continued

Ski or ride in Hakuba for FREE!!

It is a dream come true, ski or ride for free in Japan’s largest winter resort destination, the Hakuba Valley with over 100 lifts, up … Continued

Iwatake Trail Run Report

With all the running thatโ€™s going on this year in the Hakuba Valley as more and more locals are venturing outdoors after self imposed lockdowns, … Continued

Fat Bike Time

The easiest, most accessible area to ride on a fat bike is along the three main rivers of Hakuba. Although the Hakuba Valley is home … Continued

Hakuba’s Favorite Hike

Imagine a hike that you could enjoy on a warm day but without overbearing heat that the Japanโ€™s summers are famous for and at the … Continued

Hakuba – Covid 19

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Late March Pow!

Wiping my eyes, I couldnโ€™t believe what I was reading on the weather forecastโ€ฆ not just a few centimeters but possibly up to 50 cm … Continued

Injured on the Slopes

Assessing the severity of the injury is key. Itโ€™s always better to over-estimate the injury than under-estimate. Denial is not a river in Egypt and … Continued

Smooth Operators

When you roll off your last ski run and soak in that hot onsen bath, when the chairlifts and gondolas have come to their quiet … Continued

Best Places in Hakuba for Fall Colors

If you live close to Hakuba, or happen to be visiting in late September or early to mid-October, youโ€™re in luck, because it offers some … Continued

Where is Hakuba?

An interesting question we usually get is โ€œWhere is Hakuba located, I mean we know it is in Nagano but where would a corresponding place … Continued

Mountainfilm on Tour 2019

If youโ€™re a movie or outdoors enthusiast, donโ€™t miss out on the opportunity to experience the MountainFilm on Tour in Hakuba on Sunday 22 September. … Continued

Lift Lines

During the week the lift lines at all of the Hakuba Valleyโ€™s resorts are virtually non-existent, well except for powder mornings where you will have … Continued

2019 FIS Ski Jumping

Ski jumping is not a sport exclusive to the winter months here in Hakuba as the resort gets ready to hold the FIS summer ski … Continued


Today, August 11th, is YAMA-NO-HI or Mountain Day.ย  The day was named as a national holiday in order for the public to get familiar … Continued

What is Hakuba Yosakoi?

Yosakoi is a type Japanese dance style which combines the basics of traditional Japanese dance and music with a variety of modern influences, and is … Continued