Ski Area Safety and Rules
Priority for Hakuba Goryu Ski resort is all of our guest to have fun and stay safe.
- Check for safety of the course before opening
- Setting up safety net, rope, matt
- Patrolling during operating hour
- Frist aid response
- Check all courses after closing hour
- Avalanche control
Ski Patrol Office
Hakuba goryu ski patrol Main office: Alps Daira Station 1F
Hakuba Gorjyu Ski patrol Toomi Office: Toomi Station 1F
Ski Patrol Uniform
During the operating hour, Ski patrol staff will be found at the office or you can find them on the coarse.
They are wearing red and black uniform. Feel free to ask any question.
Time of Accident and Injury
Case of accident and Injury
In the case of emergency please contact the nearest staff.
- Place where the accident, or injured person took place.
- Injured person’s name, gender, age
- Is the injured person skier or snowboarder
- Injured person’s color of clothe
- Condition of the injury
During the time of the report, above information will help the responder for quick and accurate response.
Emergency Contact Number
- Hakuba Goryu Toomi Slope, Alpes Daira
- Hakuba Goryu Iimori Zone
- Hakuba 78 Area
Prevent secondary accident
To prevent secondary accident please stick your ski into the snow like the photo.
Please place the snowboard binding face down on the snow, to prevent snowboard from sliding down the slope.
Ski Course Safety
To Prevent accident
For the safety of our guest please do not go out of ski resort boundary. We set up rope, fencing, and signs for your safety.
Alps Daira to Toomi slope descending course is for intermediate and expert only. Beginners must use the gondola to descend back to Toomi slope.
Do not enterOut of boundary area, under the chair lift, and avalanche area is marked.
Confluence Attention Merging area, please check your speed and beware of others.
StopArea with sudden change in terrain, such as drop off, ice, and rough terrain. Please be cautious, slow down or stop to adjust to sudden condition.
Ski patrol observe, test, and purposely trigger an avalanche before opening hour.
Hakuba Goryu ski resort’s out of boundary area is a high potential area for avalanche. For the safety of the guest, ski patrol checks every course for potential avalanche threat early in the morning before opening hour. By observing day before snow fall, testing snow packs, and checking over 20 critical avalanche area’s, ski patrol makes a decision to cause an avalanche on purpose by explosive or ski cutting technique.
Recently many skier and snowboarders seeking fresh powder snow, entering out of bound area. Avalanche may occur and it can injure or kill the person or other guest. Please follow the rule for yourself and others.
Ski Resort Rules
Alpine Responsibility Code
There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others.
Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.
- Always stay in control. You must be able to stop, or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- If you are involved in or witness a collision/accident you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
- Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
- Keep off closed trails and obey area closures.
- You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through the use of alcohol or drugs.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.
10 FIS RULES
Out of Bound Area
Area highlighted red and yellow is out of bound. Please do not cross the fenced and roped area. Please obey all signs.
Please stay inside ski resort boundary for your and everyone’s safety. You may cause an avalanche into the ski resort by skiing in out of bound area.
Ski tracks in out of bound area is made by ski patrol or inspection.
If you are not sure about the boundary, please ask the ski patrol.
In the past on of the guest went out of bound causing an avalanche
Avalanche was 50cm deep, 50m wide, and sled approximately 200m. The guest who cause the avalanche was safe by hanging on to on of the chair lift post. No one else was injured but it could have been worse.
Search and Rescue Fee
Any out of boundary search and rescue operation will charged with no question.
Per Hour Fee
|One Ski Patrol||20,000yen|
|One Rescue Assistant||10,000yen|
|One Rescue Head quarter staff||5,000yen|
|One Snow Grooming machine||50,000yen|
Entering Back Country
You can enter back country from Alps No.4 chair lift. There is a sign at the beginning of the trail head.
If you have any questions please contact the ski patrol.
If you go beyond the boundary, you have made the choice to enter the Back country.
You must have a Beacon (Avalanche transceiver), Probe and Shovel. You should also know how to use them.
- Please do not leave the resort after 2:00 PM.
- Please do not re-enter the resort after the last chair lift closes.
- Beware of the weather in these mountains the weather can deteriorate without warning.
- You must not make any ski tracks that are visible to other customers from the ski resort.
- If you get injured or buried by an avalanche and need assistance, outside of the ski resort, please note that Rescue team may be slow and
A rescue team can only be safely deployed after the avalanche danger in the immediate area has been eliminated. The rescue team will not enter an unsafe area to perform a rescue.
BY Satoshi Iwamoto CAPTAIN of HAKUBA GORYU SKI PATROL
- Please do not enter the back country area other than the trail head. Do not leave any ski tracks that can be possibly seen from the ski resort.
- By leaving ski tracks behind, it will greatly influence other customers without knowledge and equipment to enter backcountry.
- Those who are entering backcountry, fully prepare yourself, hand in mountaineering registration, and act under your responsibility. (you can submit the registration form at Toomi Gondola Station or Alps Station)
- Entering ski slope outside business hour is prohibited.
Please call 0261-75-2101 if you have no other choices, but to enter the ski slope.
Kids Area is a dedicated area for sled and plastic ski.
*Sled or sled like items cannot be taken up the chair lift.
Equipment that can be taken up the chair lift are, equipment with metal edge to control speed, leash cord or device to prevent equipment to slide down the hill on its own.
Equipment that interfere with vision and prevent from suddenly stopping is forbidden.
If you’re are not aware, please contact the ski patrol.
Aloud on the Slope
Not Aloud on the Slope