Ski Resort Around Tokyo

Looking for Ski resorts around Tokyo? Japan has so many great Ski resort and there are many Ski/Snowboard place for one day trip from Tokyo or for weekend travel.

Nagano has one of the best powder snow. They are great for weekend tour, or around Mt. Fuji, there is a great ski resort for couple of hours from Tokyo.

Happoone Winter Resort


Happoone Winter Resort (白馬八方尾根スキー場) is one of the best and largest ski resort in Japan. It is located in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture. Because it has great powder snow and huge area, Nagano Olympic in 1998 was held at this place. There are 14 different courses and the longest course is about 8km long. The altitude difference is 1071m and total size is about 200ha. The most of the courses are for the intermediate and expert people. The top of Happoone is 1831m from the sea level and has a great panorama view of Kita-Alps and northern Nagano.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Period: Early Dec to Early May.
Time: 8:00 to 17:00 Nighter (17:00 to 21:00)
There is no rental shops at the lift stations, but there are many in the town.
There are many restaurants.

Lift Ticket
1 day: 5000 JPY
2 days: 8800 JPY
Half day: 3800 JPY
Nighter: 2000 JPY
There are many other options.

0. at Nagano Station.
1. use local bus to Hakuba-Happoone
There are shuttle bus from Shinjuku Station.