About Hakuba, Japan

Unfortunately due to the risk and uncertainty of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the 2022 Hakuba conference. We will keep you posted about further information for the 2022/2023 conference schedule - thank you and stay safe.


Dates for your diary: 29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023

(Link to the Conference programme will be here when registrations open in March 2022 - depending on COVID-19)

Welcome to the Hakuba Valley, the gateway to pristine snow conditions, outstanding natural beauty, trails and exploring that makes the world consider Hakuba to be Japan's premier alpine resort destination.

Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba stands out as one of Japan's top winter resort areas, offering some of the best winter sports action in Japan. The host of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Hakuba is made up of 9 ski resorts stretched across a broad valley, and provides more terrains, vertical rise and advanced ski and snowboard slopes than anywhere in Japna. Abundant snow falls and excellent powder conditions make Hakuba a perennial favourite of winter sports lovers around the world.

For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been host to winter enthusiasts offering over 200 different trails, exceptional powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan.

Registration Fee - Hakuba conference

  • AUD $1,795 delegates - (registration fee includes Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner, morning CME sessions, apres ski drinks and nibblies, afternoon CME sessions, plus coffee and tea during all CME sessions for the delegate)

Extra tickets for non-registrants:

  • Welcome Reception
    • A$40 each
    • A$20 each (under 12 yrs)
  • Apres Ski Drinks
    • A$100 (4 nights)
  • Conference Dinner
    • A$100 each
    • A$50 each (under 12 yrs)

To register for the conference, click on: Hakuba23 Registration Form when registrations open in March 2022.           

Cancellation Policy
Please the read the conference registration form carefully for terms & conditions regarding cancellations.

Travel insurance is higly recommended once deposits are being made. In the event of industrial disruptions, terrorism, unrest and/or natural disasters, Medicine with Altitude will not accept responsibility for any financial and/or other losses incurred by delegates. Nor will Medicine with Altitude accept responsibility for injury or damage to persons and/or property occurring during the conference and/or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.

Conference Secretariat: info@medicinewithaltitude.com.au


Getting to Hakuba - take your pick!


  • From Narita or Haneda (Tokyo) Airport take an Express Train to Tokyo or Ueno Station (approx 60-90 min)
  • Catch New Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Nagano Station (approx 100 min)
  • Catch Hakuba Liner bus or taxi from Nagano Station to Hakuba Tourist Information Centre (approx 80 min)

The fastest and easiest way to get from Nagano Train Station to Hakuba Happo One is to use the express buses from the Nagano Train Station rather than the local trains.

There are frequent and direct buses to Hakuba Happo One. You can find the correct bus stop and the schedule for the express buses at the Nagano Train Station Information Office. The bus stops are just below the east exit escalator at the station.

If you chose to take the local trains you will catch the local train at the Nagano Train Station to Hakuba Train Station. This train trip will take about 60 minutes.

From the Hakuba Train Station you can catch a taxi to your Hakuba accommodation.

Bus Service from Narita Tokyo to Hakuba

Snow ShuttleTwo Services per day Morning and Evening.

A bit cheaper than the Chuo Taxi and easier than the train if you are arriving in the evening.

Chuo Taxi from Narita Tokyo to Hakuba

Probably the fasterst and easiest way to Hakuba from Narita airport is the Chuo taxi - but if you do decide to use this option ... BOOK EARLY as they get booked out pretty quickly.