Lift tickets in Japan are cheap and with all the special deals available at many of the resorts it is good to do a little research to make some savings. In my experience it is better to buy your tickets on a daily basis. For the small saving you can make with the package deals against a standard day pass you risk losing an even bigger saving with some of the resort specials. I have copied below the ticket prices for Hakuba 47 this season. For 4900 yen you can get a day pass and 1000 yen voucher to be spent at the restaurants and bars on the mountain. There are also some good family pass deals and some free days for the kids. I also observe that many people who come here on holidays believe they will ski all day everyday however in reality I see most people who come here for a week will take a day or at least a half day off sometimes due to fatigue and other times the conditions. That’s a wasted ticket if you have pre-purchased as there are no refunds or transfers. Senior prices start at 50 years old too which is much younger than most other countries. Another thing with the pre purchased tickets is that they have to be validated at the ticket office each day anyway so there is no time saving. There is also a good deal at Cortina for under 4000 ¥ which includes 1000 ¥ for lunch and an onsen which is also worth 1000 ¥. Effectively 2000 ¥ for a day pass for what has been declared by many as their best day on the mountain ever is ridiculously cheap.
Update 1 Nov 2018 – The Hakuba All Valley Pass is now available online at https://www.whitehorse-hakuba.com/shop It is a little more expensive than at the ticket box but the tickets will be delivered to your hotel and you’ll be able to get straight onto the lifts in the morning.
2013-2014 Ticket & Pass
|Single Day||FREE||2,500 yen||3,800 yen||4,800 yen||3,800 yen||3,000 yen|
|Single Day (Special Offer)
From Open to Dec 13th, 2013
|2,000 yen||3,800 yen||3,000 yen|
|4,500 yen||7,300 yen||8,500 yen||7,300 yen||5,800 yen|
|6,500 yen||10,600 yen||12,000 yen||10,600 yen||8,600 yen|
|Half Day (AM or PM)||2,000 yen||–||3,800 yen||–||–|
|an adult + a junior 6,000 yen|
|5 Weekday Pass
(any 5 weekdays during the season)
|Physically handicapped person
|2,000 yen||3,500 yen|
|a book of 11 lift rides
Gondola ride will chage 2 lift rides.
|2,000 yen||3,800 yen|
|a ticket for the gondola||380 yen||750 yen|
|a ticket for a lift||200 yen||380 yen|
|2-Day Hakuba All Mountain Tickets
|4,900 yen||8,700 yen|
|3-Day Hakuba All Mountain Tickets
|7,200 yen||12,500 yen|
It is necessary pay for deposit as 1,000yen for Lift ticket tip. It will be returnd 1,000yen when you finish skiing at the refound machine.
Half Day for the morning is vaild between Open and 13:00,
for the afternoon, between 12:00 and Close.
A 2/3-Day Hakuba All Mountain Ticket is valid for 2 out of 3 days or 3 out of 5 days at any of the 6 resorts in Hakuba with the limitaion of one resort per day.
◆ Children under 5 ski free every day.
◆ Kids’ Day
All elementary school children ski free on the third Sunday of each month.
◆ Family Pass
One day pass for one adult and one junior is 6,000yen.
◆ Early Season and Spring Season Discounts
Early season discount goes until December 13th and spring season discount starts from March 17th.
The “Enjoy Coupon”
For only 4,900yen, you receive a One-day adult lift pass (value 4,800yen) and a 1,000yen food & beverage voucher.
The Enjoy Coupon price for Juniors aged 6-11 years is 2,900yen.
This comes with discount tickets which can be used at Gas Stations and Hot Springs in Hakuba village. Please download the coupon and bring a printout to our ticket window.
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of many of the issues presented in the article.
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articles from you.
Thanks Clifford. We’ll have lots of updates during the season.
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Hi – i’m very happy to have found your blog! I’m wondering if the current lift ticket pricing is similar to the ticket & pass info posted for the 2011/12 season? Great to see all the lovely snow falling, we’ll be there soon to enjoy it.
thanks for the info..haha, Im in my early 50’s..love it..even better value tickets if thats possible, Will take your advise on the daily tickets. thanks.. Looking at Goryu Condos for acc, any thoughts?
Wife and I are heading there in Feb 2014..a lot of acc, still hasnt opened up booking it seems.
Email email@example.com for some good deals on accommodation.
Hi – just looking into lift prices for the 13/14 season. We are heading to Hakuba in Feb 14 and travel agent saying we need to pre-book the All Mountain Pass (32,200 JPY for 7 of 9 days per adult). Staying mainly in Happo One but keen to check out other mountains. Planning to do about 7 to 8 days skiing over 10 days. What would you advise re tickets?
You will get a better deal buying your tickets on a daily basis. I will post some vouchers here soon. 5000 yen for a day ticket at Happo which includes 1000 yen for food and drinks means the ticket is 4000 yen which is better than what the agent is offering. Cortina is just 3800 yen with lunch and onsen.. You do not need to prebook. Please pass on the information to your agent so they can offer their clients the best options for Hakuba. Have a great trip.
Hi there – is any of this valid for the current season? Thanks
Hi Laura. Yep, not much has changed here in Hakuba regarding ticket prices.
great site and very helpful re lift tickets. so glad I decided to purchase there daily to take advantage of the specials.
we leave from Brisbane in 2 days.
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so where do we actually purchase the lift tickets that include the 1000yen meal voucher and what about the cortina one as well that has the onsen …i mean do you have to be staying in the main resort hotels like the green hotel at cortina ? What if the travel agent has done a package deal with good price on flights tickets transfers and accomodation all rolled into one ? Could i ask for a cost breakdown ?
Hi Steve. The lift tickets are available only at the ticket boxes at each resort. I will put the vouchers up on the Hakuba Blog closer to the start of the season. Just like this page last year. https://hakuba.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/discount-lift-tickets-for-hakuba/
You do not need to be staying anywhere particular to redeem the vouchers.
I doubt the travel agent will give you a breakdown of the package but it may be worth asking. There probably won’t be a big difference though as there is not much of a margin on the standard tickets but with the vouchers you will be able to save a bit extra.