We’re SKI-IN SKI-OUT! And when we say we’re ski-in ski-out we’re 100m to the main gondola and only 20m to the nearest chairlift, both located on the main slope of Tsugaike Ski Resort. Want first tracks in the famous Japow? Well all you have to do is walk out the door and jump on the nearest lift. The Phat Packers couldn’t be better located in one of the best (and most versatile) ski resorts in all of Hakuba. Couple that with a raft of good eating options, several bars and great access to transport and you couldn’t be in a better spot here in Tsugaike. If you want to check out our proximity to a host of other areas in the greater Hakuba region, then check out the map below:
The famed powder destination of Cortina is only a short bus ride from The Phat Packers. The bus stop is a very short walk from the property.
A relative secret for Hakuba, Norikura is connected to Cortina but largely overlooked. It has some great powder and terrain and is less than 10 mins from The Phat Packers.
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That's right: we're ski-in ski-out at one of the largest (and best) resorts in Hakuba. Tsugaike offers an amazing amount of terrain suitable for everyone; from beginners to backcountry enthusiasts Tsugaike has it all. With a distinctively Japanese feel the small town of Tsugaike offers a range of eating options with several small to medium sized bars.
Head south from Tsugaike and The Phat Packers and Iwatake is the closest mountain resort you'll find. Home resort of The Phat House, Iwatake Ski Resort offers some excellent (and uncrowded) skiing and superb views of the surrounding valley. The shuttle bus to Iwatake departs from the Gondola at Tsugaike.
The train station is one of the main entry points into Hakuba. Our free pick-up / drop-off service will meet you here and take you to The Phat Packers which is only a short drive away.
Happo Bus Terminal is another major gateway into Hakuba and accesses the famed Happo One Ski Resort. Our pick-up/drop-off service will also collect you from here. The bus from Tsugaike to the resort also stops in here.
Hakuba 47 and connecting Goryu are accessed by bus from Tsugaike and are only 20 mins drive away. Both resorts are worth checking out while in Hakuba.