Snow Resort Boundary Information・スキー場管理区域
Hakuba Valley resort area boundary protocols.
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Regarding the new “Boundary Sign Poles” in Hakuba Valley Snow Resorts.
New regulations for the 2019-2020 season, the ski resorts in Hakuba Valley have introduced an integrated boundary sign poles for the safety of our guests.
All guests who enjoy snow sports in our resorts, please pay close attention to the resort map, signs, markings, and boundary poles in all areas.
Yellow and Black colored boundary sign poles:
Yellow and Black colored sign poles (shown in Picture 1) mark the ski area boundary beyond these markings is outside the controlled area. Beyond the boundary is recognized as an uncontrolled area and is subjected to numerous risk factors with severe consequences. Please be aware of the danger and always stay inside the boundary.
For those who exit the resort for hiking or backcountry snowsports, you will be required to go through the designated resort exit gate and prohibited to exit from other areas. Ensure you have all the appropriate safety equipment and knowledge or are in expert company to minimize the risks in the backcountry.
In the case of bad weather conditions, we strongly recommend not exiting the resort into the alpine area (especially Hakuba Goryu) due to increased risks. If there are areas of the resort that are closed, please refrain from entering as these areas have been deemed unsafe for specific reasons. Only enter these areas if the gates are open and restrictions and signage have been removed by Patrol. If you require any further information, please ask the Ski Patrol.
Yellow Red with black stripes colored sign poles:
Yellow colored bamboo and plastic poles (shown in Picture 2) mark restricted areas inside the ski resort. It is severely prohibited to ski or snowboard in these areas when closed by Patrol for any reason.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to the guidelines put in place for the enjoyment and safety of all guests.
Thank you for your co-operation.