Goryu may not be as big as Happo, but it is big nonetheless and has terrain to suit everybody. It has great intermediate and advanced runs at the top, one of the longest and steepest mogul runs you will see anywhere and has a fantastic beginners area at the bottom. On top of that it is linked with Hakuba 47 next door, and you can go to both ski-fields on the same ticket. It too has nearly a of the highest vertical drops in Japan-about 1,000 metres and has incredible views of the grand Northern Japan Alps. Once you have finished on the slopes you can have an onsen (hot spring) in their Escal Plaza base centre.The more advanced terrain is up top and particularly the Champion course and Adventure course which are both very steep. Beginners are extremely well catered for in Goryu Ski Resort. The bottom section is relatively flat, and there is an excellent Ski & Snowboarding schoolwhich run English lessons out of the Iimori section. They also have kiddies lessons in the same place and there are no less than 6 different ability levels to choose from. If you book a package on you can add on as many lessons as you like. The night skiing here is also excellent especially if you are at a beginner level. Places to eat/drink/nightlifeThere are many places to eat at the bottom of the mountain , particularly in the Escal Plaza building including a “Subway” shop of all things. Down on the Iimori side there is a good value cafeteria/restaurant as well as a “Mossburger” shop (Japanese version of Maccas). Up top there is only the cafeteria/restaurant at the top of the gondola, a bit overpriced for what you get and always very crowded. Off the mountain there aren’t many dedicated restaurants but there are a number of good bars especially the Tracks Bar. See this page for more info on places to eat/drink.
Goryu Ski Resort
Incredible views and skiing
Lifts 13Courses 16Highest point 1675 mtrsVertical drop 925 mtrsAnnual Snowfall 11 mtrs/yearSteepest run 35°Terrain Park YesNight skiing YesChildren’s areaYes