Hakuba 47 & Goryu

Season start/end: 11/23/2017 - 05/07/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Hakuba 47 & Goryu

Two ski resorts, one hell of a place to ski. Hakuba 47 and Goryu are two resorts sharing the one mountain, making it the second largest ski area in Hakuba Valley behind Happo One. They’re connected at the top and their shared lift pass makes it easy to access runs on both sides. Even though it’s technically the same mountain, both resorts exhibit its own persona - Goryu is more beginner friendly at the base but if you’re willing to work for your powder, access the back ridge for breathtaking views and untouched white fluff. Hakuba 47 on the other hand, provides plenty for intermediate and advanced skiers with dedicated off-piste tree zone and the largest terrain park in Hakuba Valley for that extra thrill.

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!

The bad

  • Limited beginner terrain at Hakuba 47
  • On-mountain dining lacks variety and restaurants get packed!
  • No accommodation at the base of Hakuba 47
  • Lack of après-ski
Hakuba 47 & Goryu vs
Hakuba 47 & GoryuCortina
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
total runs24 16
ski area-124 ac
summit elevation5,499 ft 4,600 ft
total lifts19 7
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket¥5,000 JPY ($47 USD) ¥4,000 JPY ($38 USD)

How to get to Hakuba 47 & Goryu?



Narita International Airport



Hakuba Valley (5-6 hours)



Hakuba 47 & Goryu (10 minutes)

Things to know

For beginners

Goryu has it all for beginners! For the little ones there's a kids-only beginner run and a Kid's Wonderland area. For the not-so little ones, there's plenty of mellow terrain including our favorite, the Merry Land Course! Hakuba 47 is less beginner-friendly with only a couple of runs available. Route 6 and Route 7 are probably your best bet, they're great runs but may be a bit too much for new beginners.

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For intermediates

Hakuba 47 does have something for intermediates but Goryu is really where it's all at! Start off on the Sky Four Course for some big turns and carving before testing your limits on the ever so steep Super Course!

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For experts

In addition to the incredible backcountry on offer, advanced and experts will also love the on-piste terrain here. Our top picks include Route 1 in Hakuba 47; 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 where the waist deep powder is a real treat!

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Best tips

Find freshies Map find

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 stays fresh for days!

Ditch the crowds Ditch crowd

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. 

Non skiers Non ski

There are plenty of activities for non-skiers to enjoy around the resort from the onsens (hot springs) and snowmobile tours to day trips to the nearby Matsumoto Castle and Jigokudani Monkey Park.

Families Family

There are plenty of activites for all the family, including the kids-only run and Kid's Wonderland area on the Goryu side. Childcare services are also widely available around the resort for when you just want to shred the mountains yourself!

Where to stay

Goryu (Walk)
  • A few mid-range hotels close to lifts
  • Hotels, lodges and chalets between base center and Kamishiro train station
  • Small district with a few restaurants and bars
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Echoland (4-5 mi)
  • Wide range of accommodation
  • Lively district with plenty of dining and shopping options
  • Great for younger crowds and groups
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Happo Village (5-6 mi)
  • Variety of accommodation
  • Main tourist hub with plenty of dining and nightlife
  • Great for skiing at Happo One
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Hakuba Village (2-3 mi)
  • Plenty of accommodation options
  • Main tourist hub like Happo Village
  • Great base for exploring resorts across Hakuba Valley
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Apres ski

Casual Casual
  • Goldilocks Lounge
  • Master Braster
  • Studio 902
  • Bradbury's Lounge Bar
  • Tracks Bar
  • Bike Bar


Ski rental Ski rental
Lessons Lessons
Childcare Childcare
Banking Banking
Supermarket Supermarket
Health Health


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RRRobin R.
intermediate skier

4.5 / 5

Dec 16, 2017
Fantastic conditions with a good variety of runs for all skill levels. Good lifts with little waiting to get up the mountain. Hope for a blue bird day, the view from the Corona bar is exceptional, I wish I was there now!... More
JWJoanne W.
advanced skier

4.8 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
My relatives.stayed here incidently when the earthquake occurred and decribe it as incredible, beautiful, and relaxing. I would lime the opportunity to visit with my family someday from the states.... More
LDLiam D.
intermediate snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
One of the most amazing places I have ever been on earth with beautiful scenery and and the most wonderful people and staff, would highly recommend seeing for yourself and well most definitely be going back agin... More
BBBen B.
intermediate snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Dec 13, 2017
Fantastic resort for all ages. The best experience was riding down the numerous runs and pulling up at the bottom to walk in for a hot lunch! Wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again!... More
NGNicholas G.
intermediate snowboarder

4.6 / 5

Dec 13, 2017
Hakuba was a blissful experience as a tidy little snow town with so much to offer for the family and for a mates trip. It was trip of a lifetime.... More
TSThomas S.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
I stayed 5 minutes walk from the resort. I believe this was one of the better and quieter resorts in the hakuba valley. Lovely setup, plenty of runs at different levels amd easy to access. The only downside to the resort is a lack of apres dining spots, although all the... More
PHPaul H.
intermediate snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
We are looking at this option for a school tour. From our information gathering, the resort offers great options for dining and a range of terrain for differing levels. Perhaps better is that it would seem the hospitality is second to none - a key feature of an overseas tour with... More
STSanchit T.
beginner snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Hakuba is home to the largest ski resort in Japan! Soft powdery snow is in abundance and all slopes are well maintained. Stay at resorts can bite your pocket, however, it does offer closeness to gondolas and street food and sake outlets. Planning to visit again next year.... More
JMJordan M.
advanced snowboarder

4.9 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Hakuba 47 and Goryu was very easy to access via bus from surrounding areas. The snow quality was deep, dry and epic. This resort is family friendly and caters for boarders and skiers from beginners to advanced. Quick Lift lines and on-mountain restaurants are an added bonus. We... More
MOMatthew O.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
After a short bus trip from Happo area was a great day of skiing to mix up the week trip to the Hakuba valley. Highlight was the best lunch for the week on top of the mountain!... More
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Open 11/23/2017
Close 05/07/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.
Best month to go January to February

Lift tickets

Child Free
Senior ¥4,000 JPY ($38 USD)
Adult ¥5,000 JPY ($47 USD)

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4.5 / 5

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2,461 ft
5,499 ft
Vertical drop
3,038 ft


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
4 mi


Quad Chair
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