Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 760 metres

Top elevation: 1,831 metres

Number of lifts: 143 (total Hakuba Valley)

Number of runs: over 250 (total Hakuba Valley)

Access: Hakuba is 165 miles from Tokyo. There are direct coach transfers to Hakuba from Narita Airport, or alternatively you can catch the shinkansen (bullet-train) train to Nagano City, from which it is just a one hour transfer.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Choosing where to hole up in Hakuba can seem like a challenge. The good news is that the valley is large and varied enough to cover the accommodation spectrum pretty much from one end to the other, but small enough that once you’ve plumped for one particular place you can still explore fairly easily.

The main hub is Happo Village – a good choice if you wish to have the bulk of restaurants and the bars of Echoland within striking distance. Staying in nearby Lower Wadano means you can bed down amongst the trees but won’t sacrifice convenience; while Upper Wadano is the place for ski-in, ski-out hotels with easy access to the family slopes on Happo. Otherwise, you might choose to be nearer to the mountain you’ll ski on the most – Cortina for powder hounds, for instance – or in a more secluded mountain chalet.


Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 760 metres

Top elevation: 1,831 metres

Number of lifts: 143 (total Hakuba Valley)

Number of runs: over 250 (total Hakuba Valley)

Access: Hakuba is 165 miles from Tokyo. There are direct coach transfers to Hakuba from Narita Airport, or alternatively you can catch the shinkansen (bullet-train) train to Nagano City, from which it is just a one hour transfer.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.