Located in the Nagano Prefecture, Hakuba skiing offers some of the best ski and snowboard conditions in the country. The Hakuba Valley is a famous ski holiday destination situated deep in the Japanese Alps. Considered the driving force of Japan snow sports, Hakuba is home to 9 ski resorts featuring more than 135 lifts and 200 runs. The local village is surrounded by huge towering peaks and the combination of western and traditional Japanese dining make it popular with tourists. One of the closest ski resorts to Tokyo, Hakuba skiing is a popular winter activity with visitors and pro-skiers alike.