About Elk at Hakuba
About Elk at Hakuba
About Elk at Hakuba
About Elk at Hakuba

About Us

Elk at Hakuba is a small, relaxed ski Lodge in the heart of Echoland, Hakuba, Japan. Hakuba is an incredible destination ski town for the perfect mix of cultural diversity and 11 m of annual snow fall. Elk is perfect for the die hard back country skier / snowboarder, first timer , families or large groups. We are here to assist you to have an amazing experience in Hakuba and one you will never forget!

Elk is centrally located in the thriving Hakuba suburb of Echoland, with a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere. Fellow skiers and snowboarders come together in the evening to compare their day in the Japanese powder over a beer, sake or wine, comparing go pro footage and tales of the day's ski adventures.

Our friendly Australian staff take pride in making all our guests feel at home. We want your ski holiday to be one you will rave about for years, a relaxed and fun holiday with like minded snow lovers.

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Super cosy!

"A great western style cosy place! Great service with a very friendly vibe. Hot bacon and eggs breakfast every morning and they will even give you a lift to the ski fields when they are not busy. Thanks Team!"

(Trip Advisor, Candiace84)

Suits everbody

"Staying at Elk is like staying with relatives. The staff go out of their way to make everybody feel welcome - even extending to going out on the town, to local events, and driving you to your whatever each day (ski resort, board hire, doctor's appointment, onsen etc). It's certainly not 5 star and doesn't pretend to be, but if you've ever stayed in an on-mountain ski lodge, this really is comfortable."

(Trip Advisor, Lee H)

Great place, great location, great food and friendly staff

"This was our 4th trip to Japan and our first time at Elk. It is situated near several restaurants and Echoland. The bus stops to the ski resorts are close. Justina and her staff are good fun and happy to go out of their way to help with local knowledge or with a lift to the rental shop, other ski resorts or the supermarket. The cooked breakfast is a great start to the day. The fruit bowl is kept topped up for a healthy fruit snack. The lounge is nice and warm at night with the fire going. There are games for the kids to play and there are usually other children to keep your kids company."

(Trip Advisor, Paul M)

Ski holiday

"We had the time of our lives spending Christmas and New Years at the Elk. We found everything that we expected and more. We couldn't fault value for money - the rooms were very comfortable, we were close to free bus shuttles that took us to all the mountains in Hakuba Valley, a five minute walk to a host of great restaurants and a host/manager that went out of her way to ensure that we had a great time. I have recommended the Elk to a number of my friends who will be visiting this coming season."

(Trip Advisor, spmahony)


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