One of the smallest ski resorts in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba 47 is centred around the concept of 4 seasons and 7 days of the week. It has some 80 acres of ski runs and 6 lifts and is not the best place for beginners owing to the scarcity of green terrain. The views of snow-capped peaks from the north facing slopes, however, are magnificent. Since the base has no accommodation facilities, you could either stay at Goryu, which shares a lift pass with this resort, or Happo. Hakuba 47 is approximately 5 kilometres away from the Hakuba train station.Getting There:Take a bullet train (Asama Shinkansen) from Tokyo to the Nagano station and hop on to one of the hourly Alpico buses that will take you to Hakuba. A more exciting way of getting to the village is by virtue of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.