On your Multi-Resort lift pass you can ski 6 unique resorts with one pass!
Here's a run-down on the individual resorts...
Happo-One has the largest available area of above tree line skiing/riding in all of Japan. Patrol allows you to ride or ski the whole mountain, minus 1 or 2 avalanche areas that are clearly marked. This ski resort was a stage for the 1998 Winter Olympics with the downhill race. All of the courses are constantly groomed, runs are always in their optimum condition. The resort base of Happo-One ski resort is located at 2,493 feet above sea level and has the feel of a real mountain village at night, with its après-ski activities and buzzing atmosphere. Cafes and restaurants add to the pleasure of visiting this ski resort. Half of the terrain at Happo-One ski resort is for intermediate skiers and snowboarders and there are 13 slopes, the longest of which is a respectable five miles. An impressive 33 ski lifts provide slope access for over 45,000 people per hour over the 3,515-foot vertical, while snowboarders also have the option of the terrain park.
Hakuba 47 & Goryu
This ski resort has the individuality of seven ski hills. It is a huge mountain with deep valleys and wide open tracks. The evenness combined with twists and turns make the runs a thrilling and challenging course (intermediate level). The terrain park at Hakuba 47 combines 3 series of kicker lines, an Olympic sized half pipe, jib rails and features. This is the biggest and best terrain park in Hakuba and has features for park beginners to experts. Hakuba 47 attracts more snowboarders than skiers, has many English speaking staff and is more international than many other resorts in Japan. Hakuba 47 is linked to the Goryu Toomi ski resort giving you the benefit of skiing both mountains on the same ski pass. Access to Goryu is from the top of 47 and opens up huge amounts of terrain for all standards.
Tsugaike Kogen ski resort is located in the northwest Nagano prefecture. It is known for its excellent combination of easy slopes and its rip-roaring black steeps, while also boasting heli-skiing and a snowboard park. Tsugaike Kogen is a traditional resort, with its base set at 2,625 feet above sea level. Facilities include a ski school, equipment hire for skiers and snowboarders and a children’s room for two to twelve year-olds. There are 11 pistes at Tsugaike Kogen ski resort, some of which climb to elevations in excess of 5,500 feet with an emphasis on beginner and intermediate terrain. The longest slope at Tsugaike is a whopping three miles and several ski lift systems provide slope access over the 2,953 foot vertical. Tsugaike Kogen ski resort has 10 slope-side hotels that are in keeping with other expensive Japanese resorts of the same league. There are some excellent wellness facilities and restaurants at the hotels, with traditional Japanese cuisine on the menus as well as fast food.
This ski resort is located in front of the highest peak in the Hakuba area. This is one of Hakuba's top spots for rich scenery and its openness makes it a charming course. Iwatake's main run is Sunny Valley. This run is suited for beginners to intermediate level skiers and is 3.8 km long. Iwatake has a smaller terrain park more suited to beginners or intermediates, lots of accessible tree lines, and being that little bit smaller often misses the crowds on powder days, making it possible to make fresh turns 2 or 3 days after a dump.
About 30 minutes drive from Hakuba, Cortina is a unique ski area for the quantity of snow it receives, the steepness of the terrain and the more progressive policy regarding skiing off piste. The steepest inbound terrain in Hakuba makes it a favourite for experienced skiers and boarders, coupled with the highest snowfall in Hakuba due to it being closest to the Siberian Sea. The huge attraction of Cortina is being able to combine your day's lift pass with lunch (make your own pizza in the restaurant) and finish the day with an onsen (Natural Hot Spring bath), we think the best value lift ticket in the world!