Nagano Snow Chasers - Hakuba

Nagano Snow Chasers

Visiting the Best Resorts in All of Mainland Japan

For the Love of Pow

If you love the POW then this is the tour for you! We’ll visit the best resorts in Hakuba Valley and beyond in search of the freshest pow and deepest tracks. Relying on intel from our in-house professional meteorologist, we will load up the bus and chase the snow across Nagano and beyond. We’ll pick you up in Happo-Village first thing in the morning, supply your lift tickets, ride with you all day. After shredding the mountain, we’ll take you to a traditional Japanese Onsen to clean off before stopping for dinner and driving back to Happo.

Key Details

– Leave Hakuba at 6:30 AM and return to Hakuba at 8:30 PM
– Free transport to the resort of the day
– Full day of skiing including your ski pass at the chosen resort
– Tour guide for the day
– After ski onsen
– Group dinner and drinks following your day of riding (own expense)
– Good times, new friends, new experience with awesome people
Cost: ¥12,000


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Resort Information

Sundays- Nozawa Onsen

Tuesdays- Myoko Kogen

Thursdays- Madarao Kogen/ Myoko*

Click the images below for detailed information on each resort, including trail maps, snow details, and more!
*Resorts are subject to change depending on snow fall.
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Powder Resorts

  • Nozawa Onsen

    Nozawa Onsen is made up of one large ski resort, offering 300 hectares of terrain and a big-for-japan 1,085 meters in vertical drop. This place is the powder-hound’s dream. It receives over ten meters of snow each season. Nozawa Onsen takes just under two hours to reach by car.

  • Shiga Kogen

    Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s biggest resorts, and the country’s second highest. There are in fact 21 resorts strung together across 600 hectares and the area hosted some of the 1998 Olympic events. Shiga Kogen is just under 2 hours from Hakuba by car.

  • Madaro

    Madarao Kogen has a vertical drop of 440 meters and 30 trails. It also shares the mountain with neighboring Tangram resort, which are joined at the top of the ridge at 1392 meters from sea level. They are also liberal with off-piste skiing.

  • Myoko

    If you like unrestricted off-piste, chest deep powder and no lift lines then Myoko Kogen could be your new favorite snow resort. Myoko Kogen regularly receives an annual snowfall over 15m and consists of seven resorts.