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Goryu Ski Resort

Incredible views and skiing

MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Gondola Lifts 11 1 day pass 5,000 Highest point 1675 mtrs Vertical drop 925 mtrs Longest course 3,700 mtrs Steepest run 35 c Terrain park Night skiing 18.00 - 21.30pm/2,000 Kiddies area Free Daycare
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. Goryu has nearly one of the highest vertical drops in Japan-about 1,000 metres and has incredible views of the grand Northern Japan Alps. The courses in detail The more advanced terrain is up top and particularly the Champion course and Adventure course which are both very steep. Best powder is possibly to be had at Iimori - just catch the Cosmo 4 lift which usually starts at least half hour before the gondola. There are some ungroomed sections and a tree run at the bottom of the Championship course but Hakuba 47 has much better for trees. Beginners are extremely well catered for in Goryu Ski Resort.
The bottom section is relatively flat, and there is an excellent Ski & Snowboarding school which 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. There is a terrain park at the bottom but it holds little interest for park rats. The night skiing here is also excellent especially if you are at a beginner level.
Places to stay Goryu has a good selection of places to stay, though be aware it is not so easy to get to the other ski resorts - without a car your only means is to use the Hakuba Valley Shuttle bus system . If you do want to stay at Goryu check ou tthe Goryu Accommodation Guide.
Childcare and kiddies areas Famillies are well looked after at Goryu. There are childcare facilities at the bottom of the gondola for 1,600 for the first hour and 1,000 for subsequent hours for kids between 1-5 yrs. They do not do lunchtime - only 9-12am and 1-4pm, so you will collect, feed and return for afternoon care. If they are 5 or older better to sign them up for an all day ski lesson - for 12,000 yen you can offload them for the day (lunch inclusive). At the front of Escal plaza there is “Kids Wonderland” , a free sledding garea for kids.

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Places to eat/drink/nightlife There 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. 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 in Goryu.
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Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
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. Goryu has nearly one of the highest vertical drops in Japan-about 1,000 metres and has incredible views of the grand Northern Japan Alps. The courses in detail The more advanced terrain is up top and particularly the Champion course and Adventure course which are both very steep. Best powder is possibly to be had at Iimori - just catch the Cosmo 4 lift which usually starts at least half hour before the gondola. There are some ungroomed sections and a tree run at the bottom of the Championship course but Hakuba 47 has much better for trees. Beginners are extremely well catered for in Goryu Ski Resort.
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Places to stay Goryu has a good selection of places to stay, though be aware it is not so easy to get to the other ski resorts - without a car your only means is to use the Hakuba Valley Shuttle bus system . If you do want to stay at Goryu check ou tthe Goryu Accommodation Guide.

GORYU SKI RESORT

Incredible scenery

MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Gondola Lifts 11 1 day pass 5,000 Highest point 1675 mtrs Vertical drop 925 mtrs Longest course 3,700 mtrs Steepest run 35 c Terrain park Night skiing 18.00 - 21.30pm/2,000 Kiddies area Free Daycare

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Places to eat/drink/nightlife There 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. 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 in Goryu.
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Childcare and kiddies areas Famillies are well looked after at Goryu. There are childcare facilities at the bottom of the gondola for 1,600 for the first hour and 1,000 for subsequent hours for kids between 1-5 yrs. They do not do lunchtime - only 9-12am and 1-4pm, so you will collect, feed and return for afternoon care. If they are 5 or older better to sign them up for an all day ski lesson - for 12,000 yen you can offload them for the day (lunch inclusive). At the front of Escal plaza there is “Kids Wonderland” , a free sledding garea for kids.

Video of goryu

The bottom section is relatively flat, and there is an excellent Ski & Snowboarding school which 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. There is a terrain park at the bottom but it holds little interest for park rats. The night skiing here is also excellent especially if you are at a beginner level.