Hakuba Valley has joined the Epic Australia Pass in an alliance with Vail Resorts Inc., beginning with the 2018-19 season in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts.
“We’re excited to announce a long-term alliance between Vail Resorts and Hakuba Valley, Japan, offering Australian adventure-seeking skiers and snowboarders access to a part of the world that is legendary for its endless powder and incredible guest experience,” Vail Resorts chief marketing officer Kirsten Lynch says.
“Our Epic Australia Pass holders now get an even greater value with unlimited skiing at Perisher, as well as access to Hakuba Valley, Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and nine more world-class destination resorts in the U.S. all on one pass.”
The Epic Australia Pass now connects Perisher with Japan, Canada and the best U.S. resorts, with 24 mountain resorts in four countries on the pass.
This unique pass offers year-round skiing and snowboarding, perfect for those who love to stay active in the snow.
“Hakuba Valley is considered the heart and soul of skiing in Japan, with its natural beauty, vast ski terrain and plentiful snow,” Hakuba Valley Promotion Board chairman Hikaru Takanashi says.
“We welcome skiers and snowboarders from around the world to experience our renowned hospitality.”
Hakuba Valley offers all levels of ski and snowboard terrain with more than 130 trails, as well as delicious dining options and many Onsen (natural mineral hot springs).
Hakuba Valley hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and features nine resorts, including Jiigatake Snow Resort, Kashimayari Ski Resort, Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort, Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field, Tsugaike Kogen Snow Resort, Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort, and Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort.