Hakuba 47 & Goryu Japan

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Trails

Beginner
30%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
30%

Trail maps

Overview

The Good 

  • Reliable snowfall and excellent ski touring across resorts
  • Top notch terrain park plus an open gate for backcountry access
  • Modern and fast lift system combined with quiet slopes during the week
  • In-bounds off-piste terrain serves up waist deep pow!
  • Family-friendly resort

The Bad

  • On-mountain dining lacks variety and restaurants get packed!
  • Extremely limited accommodation options at the base areas
  • Lack of après-ski and off-slope activities

Find Freshies: Head over the back ridge at Goryu or weave through the trees at Hakuba 47 for plenty of powder stashes. The resort is north facing so the snow is fresh for days! 

Ditch the Crowds: Intermediate skiers can escape the crowds in the Iimori area while advanced skiers can check out the well-spaced out Grand Prix Course. During weekends, Hakuba 47 sees fewer local crowds. 

Local's Pick: Route 1 at Hakuba 47 is a long, straight and fast run, so fast in fact, it's used for downhill races! In Goryu, the Grand Prix Course has just the right steepness and enough space to make wide turns. Dive into the off-piste trees along this course, the waist deep pow here is a real treat!


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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 54 reviews

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HVHernan V.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Jan 07, 2018
I rode hakuba 47 for 3 months nearly everyday in the 15/16 season, which was one of the worst seasons in 100 years, and boy oh boy goryu 47 still blew my mind. Endless options for exploring and adventure miles upon miles of groomed runs. Snow pack and pow days were still all... More
TSThomas S.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.8 / 5

Jan 02, 2018
It is a great resort with an incredible amount of snow. Japan is the country with the highest rate of snowfall and you definitely understand why when you're there! The terrain is amazing and is like a dream come true!... More
GCGustavo C.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 02, 2018
Undoubtedly this is the worlds best Skii resort!!! In my little knowledge of snow sports and what it involves, I can say that there’s no place like Hakuba 47 & Goryu. I’ve done snowboarding in the U.S (Heavenly Valley, Lake Tahoe; Vail, Colorado) but the quality wasnt as good... More
ACAnnabelle C.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 29, 2017
I found all the runs to be incredible especially for adventurous people! The runs suited all skill levels (beginner +) and The terrain park was great! The powder was amazing everywhere and it's somthong I'll never forget! All the people working in the hire stores and in the food... More
JSJessi S.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.8 / 5

Dec 29, 2017
Hakuba 47 is a smaller sized ski resort. But, when combined with Goryu, it is average sized. Because the slopes primarily face north, Hakuba 47 has great wether conditions for a majority of the time.... More
AMAndrew M.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 24, 2017
I rode hakuba 47 for 3 months nearly everyday in the 15/16 season, which was one of the worst seasons in 100 years, and boy oh boy goryu 47 still blew my mind. Endless options for exploring and adventure miles upon miles of groomed runs. Snow pack and pow days were still all... More
ABAndrew B.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 20, 2017
I have been to this place 3 times over 3 years and would go again and again. The people, food and ease of access to everything in Hakuba is perfect if you like to wander the streets for things to do and see.... More
APAlistair P.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 19, 2017
47 and Goryu combine to make a great resort. Skiing both in one day allows for a variety of terrain types, runs and difficulty levels. There is plenty here for everyone.... More
WRWill R.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 18, 2017
First trip to the snow, tried my hand at a rail and split my jaw open! The resort staff went above and beyond and I was back in no time!... More
SPShane P.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 16, 2017
Greatest place on earth! I love it so much ive been back 5 times! Nothing is ever to hard for the staff and the choices of restaurants is awesome! ❤ Hakuba!... More

Lifts

Quad Chair
1
Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Quads
3
Double Chairs
13

Elevation

Base
2,461 feet
Summit
5,499 feet
Vertical drop
3,038 feet

Terrain

Total runs
24
Terrain Parks
2
Longest Run
4 miles
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