the Northern Alps

Hakuba Iwatake snow experience

Skiing and snowboarding

Enjoy skiing and boarding on the wide variety of courses available. In addition, Iwatake is now open to snow-scooters on all runs.

Hakuba Local Rules

The Hakuba Local Rules are official rules for the safety of all visitors and those who venture outside of Snow Resort areas.

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Snow Park "DC PARK"

Need a bigger challenge? Iwatake also offers a snow park with a variety of items such as; tables, kickers, rails and more. Come and enhance your riding experience!

The Snow Park is located at the Iwatake#3Pair area.


Some of the items may not be open depending on the snow conditions.

Snowshoe hiking

Hakuba Iwatake offers two snowshoe courses at the top of the resort.

Here, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll with the Northern Alps 3000m class peaks towering above you.

The View Course(Forest of NEZUKO): Average time to complete: One hour. This course is comparatively flat and goes through a sparsely forested area with spectacular views.  Enjoy the outdoors in a relaxing way!

The Nishi Tsuga course(Forest of KARAMATSU):This course takes you through a National Protected Forest where you make your way through a beautiful primeval forest of Beech trees. Away from the hustle & bustle of the ski area, you can enjoy the peace and quite of the outdoors and maybe you will even meet one of the local animals including rabbits, foxes and Kamoshika (Japanese Serow) while leaving your own tracks in the virgin snow.

 Cross-country skiing

Hakuba Iwatake offers two cross-country ski courses, the longer course is an SAJ officially recognized 5km course and there is a short 3 km course available as well. Both courses allow you to glide through lightly forested terrain where you can let all your troubles disappear while taking in the beautiful scenery and breathing the fresh air of the outdoors.

The courses are located at the north side of the Gondola base station.

Course Use Information

Open Everyday from the beginning of January through the end of March
(Except when in use during competition)
Hours 9am-5pm
Course Fee Free
Other Facilities Rest Area, Changing Room

Multipurpose area for Slalom pole training course
and similar activities

This area also provides a safe environment for kid’s group ski lessons.
Poles and course set up equipment are available free of charge. The area is groomed and in good condition everyday.
Here, skiers and snowboarders can set up a slalom pole course to improve their Alpine competition skills & techniques.

This area is open daily except when it has been reserved by a group, team or the ski school.

Area Use Information

Area Fee Free
Rental Pole Fee Free
For reservations & more information

Iwatake Patrol


  • Reservations are required the day before desired use.
  • Reservations by half-day time allotments.
Information Office for Off-Season

Hakuba Kankoh Kaihatsu Co.


2017-2018 Information

PDF: link:2017-2018 Information

Snow Blog


Japanese historical house

Hot Spring-Hakuba Shionomiti Onsen

Guests can become acquainted with Japanese food culture while taking it easy and enjoying a meal at the relaxing dining area inside the building.

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Hot spring

Hot Spring-Hakuba Hot Spring-Hakuba HImekawa Onsen

Ancient spring—which become brown in the air— has been confined in the Fossa Magna for 25 million years. Temperature is about 48℃. Good for warm by sodium,chloride, hydrogen carbonate hot spring.

Multilingual call center

~ From outside Japan ~
(open 24/7) 

~ From Japan ~
(open 24/7)