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Hakuba 47 Ski Resort
Hakuba 47 Ski Resort
Hakuba 47 offers majestic views of other mountains
Hakuba 47 offers majestic views of other mountains
Hakuba 47 is interconnected with Goryu
Hakuba 47 is interconnected with Goryu
One of the Hakuba Valley ski resorts
One of the Hakuba Valley ski resorts
Sneaky off-piste run
Sneaky off-piste run
Powder skiing at Hakuba 47 in the trees
Powder skiing at Hakuba 47 in the trees
Looking across towards Happo One
Looking across towards Happo One
The Hakuba 47 terrain park
The Hakuba 47 terrain park
Great views of the Hakuba mountains
Great views of the Hakuba mountains
The base area of Hakuba 47
The base area of Hakuba 47
The bar at the base
The bar at the base
The ski resort has well developed amenities
The ski resort has well developed amenities
The cafeteria
The cafeteria
The novice area
The novice area
Ski school
Ski school
Hakuba 47 Ski Resort Japan
Hakuba 47 Ski Resort Japan
Big air in the Big Snow Park
Big air in the Big Snow Park
The long groomers are a bit of fun!
The long groomers are a bit of fun!
Should I hit the bumps run or not?
Should I hit the bumps run or not?
The taco bar
The taco bar

Hakuba 47

The name of Hakuba 47 Ski Resort originates from the concept of 4 seasons, 7 days a week. Also known as yon nana, Hakuba 47 is a Hakuba ski area that’s particularly great to head to for the day during the peak of winter. Hakuba 47 shares a lift pass and is interconnected with the Goryu Ski Resort which is generally much mellower than 47.  What sets 47 apart from its other Hakuba ski resort counterparts are the fantastic terrain park and the snow quality. Get on that white horse and ride 'til you get your powder fix! 

Summary of Pros and Cons of Hakuba 47

Pros
  • The slopes are much steeper than most of the other nearby resorts.
  • Hakuba 47 Ski Resort is renowned for its terrain park and the halfpipe which is somewhat of a rarity in Japan.
  • The quality of the snow is well retained due to the northerly aspect of the slopes.
  • Like some of the other Hakuba resorts, 47 offers great views across to Happo One and the mountains that tower above it.
  • Combined with Goryu, it offers decent sized terrain.
Cons
  • There is no ski-in ski-out accommodation or village at Hakuba 47.
  • There are better Hakuba ski areas for beginners.
Pro or Con Depending on your Perspective
  • The resort has opened some treed areas where you’re allowed to ski and ride off-piste. The best trees require membership of the “Double Black Diamond Club” and you have the patience of a saint to make it through the arduous Japanese-esque processes and listen to a safety briefing that doesn’t actually cover any important safety aspects, and then you have to wear a poxy looking bib.
  • The treed terrain includes some lovely steeps and leaps, but don’t expect fresh powder to last too long.

Hakuba 47 Ski and Snowboard Terrain

By itself the Hakuba 47 ski resort is rather small with only 6 lifts (including a gondola and a fast quad chair), 8 official runs, and 80 acres of piste terrain, yet combined with Goryu it’s a decent sized resort.

Hakuba 47 has a little bit of terrain for the different ability levels. The official trail stats are 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, and 30% advanced and there are also several designated tree runs for advanced and expert riders. See the Hakuba 47 skiing terrain and ratings for more information.

Where is Hakuba 47 Ski Resort?

Hakuba 47 is 5km by road from the Hakuba train station and 5km from Happo, the main tourist hub of the Hakuba Valley. See the Hakuba travel page for information on the location of Hakuba Japan and how to get there.

The Hakuba 47 Ski Resort is flanked by Happo One ski resort to the north and Goryu to the south. Goryu is interconnected with Hakuba 47 at the top, whilst it’s about 3km by shuttle bus between the base of Hakuba 47 and the Iimori base of Goryu.

It’s easy to get to Hakuba 47 for a day trip from the main Hakuba accommodation hubs, with regular bus services from Happo, Wadano and Echoland. Bus timetables are available from your accommodation, the Happo Information Centre, or at the bus stop.

Hakuba 47 Accommodation

There is no village or accommodation at the base of Hakuba 47. There are several Hakuba 47 lodgings close by and Goryu accommodation, but most people stay in Happo or Wadano. See the Hakuba accommodation page for more information.

Facilities

The limited ski resort amenities are housed at the base of Hakuba 47. Hakuba 47 Sports Shop has ski and snowboard rentals and a retail section with basic accessories. There is also a kids’ snow area for parent supervised play. The base area has a few options for food and drinks including a large cafeteria, a pizza joint, an izakaya, a bar, and a taco outlet.




The Hakuba 47 Ski Academy International offers group and private ski lessons in English, whilst Hakuba Ski Concierge offers private lessons in English for both skiing and snowboarding, and they also offer door-to-door transport as part of the service.   

Tours That May Include Hakuba 47

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Alps to Coast Tour DETAILS
HAKUBA & MYOKO BC TOUR
9 Nights | Option of 1 Day Cat Skiing | Deluxe Option
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Price p/p
USD 2,835
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This backcountry tour includes the HAKUBA region with its steep alpine terrain and the MYOKO area which receives big snow falls. Choose from either a side country tour (lift accessed backcountry) or ski touring/skinning backcountry. Option to include a day of cat skiing & option for deluxe accommodation.
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Hakuba Backcountry Powder DETAILS
HAKUBA BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
9 Nights | 8 Days Guided Skiing / Riding
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Price p/p
USD 2,835
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Most people who visit Hakuba only ever drool at the possible backcountry endless lines from a distance. Explore the steep & deep backcountry terrain of Hakuba with either a lift accessed side country tour or go deep in the backcountry via skinning/split board.
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Backcountry Skiing Tours
Hakuba Guided Day Tours DETAILS
GUIDED DAY TOURS from HAKUBA
For PRIVATE & MIXED GROUPS of up to 5 people
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Price p/p
USD 162
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
If you are in the HAKUBA area you can't go past a day or more of guided skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry or sidecountry. Tours are for PRIVATE or MIXED GROUPS of up to 5 guests. So get a group together or join a group as a solo traveler, couple or small group.
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