Enter your email address to get all the information you need

Hakuba Valley: The Perfect Destination For Stress-Free Ski Holiday

The snowy season is almost upon us. Are you ready to plan for your next big holiday? 

It’s time to get out and enjoy the excitement and festivity of a new year.

So why not make your next holiday memorable with a skiing experience like never before?

The cold whip of air on your face, the fresh snowy breeze, the feeling of soft powder snow under your feet, and unlimited mountain terrain are what you want from a ski holiday. But with so many destinations available to visit, why would you consider spending your holiday in Hakuba, Japan?

Let me tell you why…

Widely regarded as one of Japan’s top ski destinations, the region has earned a reputation for producing exceptionally high-quality powder snow, averaging at 11m snowfall each year. And top-notch ski terrain, including a wide variety of marked runs as well as countless on-piste tree runs – most with lift access! Our first-hand experience tells all of this to be true. 

Hakuba has terrain for all levels with a wide variety of marked runs and tree skiing for powder days. It also claims to have some of the best off-piste skiing available in Japan. It has incredible lift-accessible terrain and great alpine skiing accessible on foot, providing an unlimited variety of skiing options, making it one of the best ski destinations in the country.

The village is charming and has plenty of accommodation options, so you’ll never have to worry about where to stay when booking your holiday. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy after a day on the slopes. 


Enjoying skiing and snow in Hakuba means limited lift lines. Queues are the fastest and often non-existent during weekdays but longest on weekends due to the increased number of domestic tourists who visit. Weekend lift lines can take up to an average of only 15-30 minutes during peak seasons such as Christmas or New Year.

It’s best to plan your vacation on weekdays so you can make the most out of your ski holiday. You will also have to endure the long ticket cues, so we recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid these. Gondola lift lines and high-traffic lifts are busier during the first hour, so arriving earlier will give you a better chance at the first tracks.

Another factor making Hakuba one of the best ski holiday destinations in Japan is its family-friendly atmosphere. Many resorts offer kids clubs and beginner lessons, so you can give them their first taste of the snow while you go out and enjoy the sights and sceneries.

Hakuba is perfect for anyone looking for a fun and affordable ski holiday. The powdery snow, vast terrain, and friendly locals make this area an ideal choice for a memorable skiing holiday while staying relaxed and refreshed. 

This place will keep you coming back year after year. Great accommodation is also key to having a stress-free ski holiday, so remember to book in advance.

Check out Canopy’s cosy rooms here


And mouth-watering food served in the Canopy restaurant here

      Find out more