Hakuba Valley has formed a long-term alliance with Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass program!
Hakuba Valley Season Pass holders will receive 50% off daily lift tickets at all Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts.
Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and Epic Australia Pass holders will receive 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley resorts.
Click here to link to Vail Resorts’Epic Pass page： www.epicpass.com
For Epic Australia Passes, see：www.epicaustraliapass.com.au
For Epic Pass Holders
Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and Epic Australia Pass holders may receive one complimentary 5-day ticket during the 2023-2024 Hakuba Valley snow season.
This ticket allows access to all Hakuba Valley mountains with no blackout dates for 5 consecutive days.
Epic Passes Eligible for Hakuba Valley Benefits During the 2023-2024 Winter Season
2023-2024 Epic Pass
2023-2024 Epic Local Pass
2023 Epic Australia Pass
Hakuba Valley Resorts that Provide Epic Pass Benefits
The following ticket windows issue complimentary tickets for Epic Pass holders.
|Jigatake Snow Resort
|Jigatake Information Center
|Kashimayari Snow Resort Family Park
|Central PLAZA 1130 Ticket Center
|White Resort HAKUBA SANOSAKA
|Castor Plaza Information
|ABLE Hakuba Goryu
|Escal Plaza Ticket Center
|IIMORI Ticket Center
|Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
|Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort
|Nakiyama 2 Ticket Office
|Happo Information Center
|Happo Gondola Base Station Ticket Office
|Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
|Gondola Base Station Information
|Tsugaike Mountain Resort
|Tsugaike Gondola Ticket Office
|Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort
|Wakakuri Central Ticket Center
|Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort
|Cortina ticket window
How to redeem your Epic Pass benefits at Hakuba Valley
- Show your Epic Pass at the designated ticket window of any Hakuba Valley snow resort.
- You may be asked to present a photo ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to confirm your identity.
- Receive a complimentary 5 consecutive day Hakuba Valley ticket for Epic Pass holders.
About the Hakuba Valley 5 consecutive day ticket
- This ticket is valid for 5 consecutive days from the first day of use.
- This ticket allows access to all resorts in Hakuba Valley. You can ski and ride at an unlimited number of resorts each day.
- No deposit is required.
- This ticket can only be used by the Epic Pass holder to whom it was issued. It cannot be shared among family, friends, or others.
- This ticket cannot be reissued, is not available for resale, and is non-transferable and non-refundable.
- This ticket is not valid for night skiing or riding.
Can I ride the Hakuba Valley Shuttle Bus with my HV 5 consecutive day ticket?
Yes. You can ride the shuttle bus free of charge with a valid HV 5 consecutive day ticket. However, the first day of this ticket will be counted upon the first use, whether for skiing or simply for the shuttle. Please keep in mind the expiry date and that it will not be valid for night shuttles.
For Hakuba Valley(HV) Season Pass Holders
Hakuba Valley Season Pass holders and designated Hakuba Valley resort season pass holders will receive a 50% discount off of then-current lift ticket prices for 1-day lift tickets at all Vail Resorts (VR)-owned and operated resorts.
Epic Pass Holder FAQs
Which Epic Pass products are eligible for Hakuba Valley benefits?
Only the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and Epic Australia Pass are eligible for Hakuba Valley benefits.
Which Epic Pass products are excluded from Hakuba Valley benefits?
All other Epic Pass products, including but not limited to the Epic Day Pass and Military Epic Pass are excluded from Hakuba Valley benefits.Local Pass, and Epic Australia Pass are eligible for Hakuba Valley benefits.
Do excluded Epic Pass products include any benefits or discounts at Hakuba Valley?
Can Epic Pass service discounts be used at Hakuba Valley resorts? (For example, for lodging, ski school, food and drinks, retail, and summer access)
No. Epic Pass service discounts are only valid at Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts.
Are there any blackout dates for redeeming Epic Pass alliance benefits in Hakuba Valley?
No. Epic Pass alliance benefits can be used any time during the winter operating season.
As an Epic Pass holder, can I give my complimentary ticket to my friends or family?
No. The complimentary days are non-transferable and can only be used by the Epic Pass holder.
Can I use my Epic Pass directly at Hakuba Valley resort lifts?
No. You must present your qualifying Epic Pass at a designated ticket window where you will be issued a Hakuba Valley lift ticket for access.
Are there any lodging requirements to receive my free 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley?
Is my HV 5 consecutive day ticket the same as the regular Hakuba Valley 5-Day Pass?
No. The regular Hakuba Valley 5-Day Pass is not a consecutive day ticket and has a longer validity period.
What age is a child in Hakuba Valley?
A child is anyone 6-12 years of age.
Ages 13+ are defined as adult.
Hakuba Valley offers free entry for those under the age of 6.
Can I get a free HV 5 consecutive day ticket for my child under the age of 6?
No. There is no free HV ticket for children under 6. Please take your child to any Hakuba Valley resort ticket window to receive a free day pass for them.
Where can I purchase an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass?
2023-2024 Epic Passes and Epic Local Passes are on sale now at www.epicpass.com
If I purchase an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass product in the summer, can I redeem my Hakuba Valley benefits that winter?
Yes. Hakuba Valley benefits are valid during the winter season following the pass purchase.
If I purchase an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass in the spring, can I redeem my Hakuba Valley benefits that spring?
No. Hakuba Valley benefits are valid during the winter season following the pass purchase.
Where can I purchase an Epic Australia Pass?
To purchase an Epic Australia Pass, please visit www.epicaustraliapass.com.au
When are Hakuba Valley benefits valid for the Epic Australia Pass?
The 2023 Epic Australia Pass is valid for the 2023-2024 winter season in Hakuba Valley.
The 2024 Epic Australia Pass is valid for the 2024-2025 winter season in Hakuba Valley.
If I purchase an Epic Australia Pass during the Southern Hemisphere spring, can I immediately redeem my benefits at Hakuba Valley?
No. Hakuba Valley benefits are valid during the Northern Hemisphere winter season that follows the Southern Hemisphere winter during which you used your Epic Australia Pass.
Where can I purchase an Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, or Epic Australia Pass?
I purchased my Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass online but have not yet received the actual pass. Can I still access Hakuba Valley?
Yes. Please bring your Epic Pass confirmation and photo ID to a designated Hakuba Valley resort ticket window to redeem your complimentary 5-day ticket. Your photo must be uploaded and the release of liability must be completed for your Season Pass to be active.
I have not received my Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass yet. Can I get one printed in Hakuba Valley?
No. Epic Passes sold by Vail Resorts can only be issued at Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts.
Will my experience at Hakuba Valley be included in my Epic Mix account?
No. Hakuba Valley is not included in Epic Mix.
I am an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass holder. Can I use resort charge in Hakuba Valley?
No. Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass resort charge are only available at Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts.
Are my Epic Pass Buddy Tickets valid in Hakuba Valley?
No. Buddy Tickets are only valid at all Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts, not at partnership resorts.
Are my Epic Pass Ski With A Friend Tickets valid in Hakuba Valley?
No, Epic Pass Ski With A Friend Tickets are only valid at Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts, not at partnership resorts.
Does the Vail Resorts Turn In Your Ticket program accept Hakuba Valley lift tickets?
No. The Vail Resorts Turn In Your Ticket program only accepts lift tickets from Vail Resorts-owned and operated resorts.
General Information about Hakuba Valley
Where is Hakuba Valley?
Hakuba Valley is located in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture, which is located in the middle of mainland Japan. Hakuba Valley is about 200 km (125 miles) northwest of Tokyo, at the base of the Northern Japan Alps.
How can I access Hakuba Valley?
A shinkansen bullet train and a connecting express bus will take you from Tokyo to Hakuba Valley in as little as 2 hours and 50 minutes. During the snow season, direct shuttle buses and shared taxis run between Hakuba Valley and the major international airports such as Haneda and Narita in Tokyo, and Chubu Centrair in Nagoya.
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When is the Hakuba Valley skiing and snowboarding season?
Skiing and snowboarding season in Hakuba Valley typically begins around late November. Depending on snow conditions, the opening dates of our resorts may differ. The peak season is from mid-December to late March. Resorts are open daily. Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo, and Tsugaike are open for spring skiing and snowboarding until the beginning of May.
What resorts are included in Hakuba Valley?
Hakuba Valley has 10 snow resorts: Jigatake Snow Resort, Kashimayari Snow Resort, Hakuba Sanosaka Snow Resort, ABLE Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort, Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field, Tsugaike Mountain Resort, Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort, and Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort.
Is shuttle bus service available in Hakuba Valley?
Yes. The Hakuba Valley Shuttle Bus service connects all resorts, and each resort also offers free shuttle buses to cover the entire area.