In Hakuba there are 2 types of lift passes:1. Multiday/multi-resort Hakuba Valley lift pass.2.A lift pass exclusively for the resort you are at. CostwiseitissubstantiallycheapertoNOTusetheValleypass andjustbuyadaypassforwhicheverresortyouhappentobe atontheday(seepricecomparisonchartbelow).HowevermostpeopleprefertogettheHakubaValleyliftpassasyoucan putitinyourpocketandforgetaboutit-noneedtogoandgeta newticketeveryday. TheValleyshuttlebusesarefreeforValley Passholders,buttherearemanynonValleybusesthatarefree foreveryone.ItisworthnotingyoucanbuytheValleyPassat theticketwindowattheskiresortssoitisnotnecessarytobuy in advance.
If you are staying the ski season then you will probably want to get a season pass- these are your choices. •HakubaValleySeasonPass;doesall10resortsinHakubaonasingleticketfor¥165,000,butanearlybirdpass(availableearly Augusttillendof October) is only ¥135,000•HappoSeasonPass.Goesfor¥94,000ifyouare40yrsorover,butonly¥48,000yenifyouarebetween18and39yrs(workthatoneout!).It is a little bit cheaper if you purchase it online by the 10th November. •Hakuba 47/Goryu Combined Season Pass: ¥75,000 yen but purchase before October 30th and it will be ¥58,000. •Tsugaike season pass. Get in between Oct 1st and Nov 30th to get a season pass for just ¥47,000, after that it will be ¥70,000.•Iwatake season pass. Just ¥39,800 if you get in by 8th December . After that it will be ¥62,400.
HAKUBA VALLEY PASS vs SINGLE RESORT PASSES COMPARISON
AVERAGE DAILY COST
Cost depends on number of days
MAX NO. RESORTS IT CAN BE USED ON SAME DAY
Goryu /47 passes and Cortina/Norikura are interchangeable
BUY IN ADVANCE
MAX NO. OF DAYS ON 1 TICKET
HALF DAY PASS AVAILABLE
RESORT BUSES ONLY
Cost to use Valley bus without a Valley pass is 500 each way.
Hakuba Valley pass or buy individual resort pass?CostwiseitissubstantiallycheapertoNOTusetheValley pass.Especiallyifyouaregoingtothesameresortforthe wholetime,thenbesttogetatthatresortonyourfirstdayof riding.OtherwisetheValleypassisbetterforthereasons below:
Hakuba Valley Lift Pass
•No need to wait in a ticket window queue- just jump straight on the lift!*•No limit as to how many resorts you go to on the same day•Free unlimited use of Hakuba Valley bus system on days you ride.•Just put it in your pocket and forget about it.•Use at the following resorts:oHappo Ski ResortoHakuba Goryu Ski ResortoHakuba 47 Ski ResortoHakuba Iwatake Ski ResortoTsugaike Ski ResortoHakuba Cortina Ski ResortoHakuba Norikura Ski ResortoKashimayari Ski ResortoSanosaka Ski ResortoJigatake Valley
Ifyouarestayingtheskiseasonthenyouwillprobably want to get a season pass- these are your choices. •HakubaValleySeasonPass;doesall10resortsin Hakubaonasingleticketfor¥165,000,butan earlybirdpass(availableearlyAugusttillendof October) is only ¥135,000•HappoSeasonPass.Goesfor¥94,000ifyouare40 yrsorover,butonly¥48,000yenifyouarebetween 18and39yrs(workthatoneout!).Itisalittlebit cheaperifyoupurchaseitonlinebythe10thNovember. •Hakuba47/GoryuCombinedSeasonPass:¥75,000 yenbutpurchasebeforeOctober30th anditwillbe ¥58,000. •Tsugaikeseasonpass.GetinbetweenOct1stand Nov30thtogetaseasonpassforjust¥47,000,after that it will be ¥70,000.•Iwatakeseasonpass.Just¥39,800ifyougetinby8thDecember . After that it will be ¥62,400.