Why Go Anywhere Else Given Hakuba’s Awards

Snowflake award for Best Kids Ski School : Evergreen Outdoor Centre

As Hakuba’s premier ski school for English-speaking instruction, Evergreen has kids covered, with the Yeti Club for little ones (three to six), Hakuba Heroes for older kids (seven to 14) and private lessons available.

Snowflake award: Best for teenagers

Hakuba’s vast terrain is a delight for teens wanting to get out and discover. Learn a new skill with freestyle ski and snowboard clinics, or tackle off-piste adventures with a First Tracks powder lesson. Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba 47 are also home to the Big Snow Park and a challenging moguls course.

Snowflake Award: Best for Extreme Families (Cortina Hakuba)

Home to the downhill runs of the Nagano 1998 Olympics, Hakuba is the ultimate Japanese resort for steep trails and heart-stopping thrills.

Snowflake award for Best Terrain Park (Hakuba 47)

The R-4 Big Snow Park boasts heapds of jumps and rails for those that love freeriding. There’s a small half pipe for beginners, a mix of kickers and rails for intermediates, and lots of big jumps. table tops and more for budding pros.


More awards


Powderhounds awards for:

  • Best off-piste terrain (Cortina)
  • Best expert terrain (cortina)
  • Best terrain park (Hakuba 47)
  • Best Beginner Terrain (Tsugaike)
  • Best shopping for ski & board equipment & clothing
  • Best family resort / top Japan ski resort for kids
  • Best après ski & nightlife