In a rapidly evolving Japanese ski town with 10 resorts to choose from it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to selecting the right mountain for you. While there is information readily available it can be time consuming trying to get an unbiased idea of Hakuba’s mountains and what type of visitors they can offer the most for. In no particular order, here are our picks for Hakuba’s top 7 resorts.

1. Hakuba47

A solid all-rounder, Hakuba47 has good terrain for every ability level. Its north facing slopes give it the longest season in the valley for top to bottom skiing, making it a particularly good choice for those visiting early or later in the season. Its beginner area is conveniently located halfway up the mountain so even first time skiers can enjoy the view over the Hakuba townsite and ski themselves down a gentle cat track to the bottom. Its other strength is its underrated Tree Riding Zone. Popular with seasoned local riders given to its close proximity to the village, steep and technically interesting terrain, light, dry powder and is typically much less busy than other tree riding areas within the valley.