Happo Alpen Line

Happo Alpen Line

Happo Alpen Line includes the Adam Gondola, the Alpen quad lift, and the Grat quad lift. The distance is approximately 3,445m long. After exiting from the Grat quad lift you will immediately approach Happo-ike Hut continuing to the first cairn at 1,830m above sea level. From here you continue to ascend for a further 40 minutes and as you ascend, the ridges spread out in all directions then come together one by one until you reach the main ridge, where you can clearly view Happo Ridge and some of the main peaks of the Northern Alps such as Hakuba San Zan and Goryu-dake.

Looking north you can also see the mountains at the Shinetsu border such as Korenge, Hakuba Norikura, and Amakazari. Further north is the Togakushi mountain range and Mount Iizuna which are the mountains of the Joshin border stretching far across to the east. Yokote, Azumaya and Asama lie to the west, and the mountains of the Koshin border, such as Utsukushi-ga-hara and the Yatsuga-take mountain range are in the south.

Operation Period

Sat 5 ~ Sun 6 June・Sat 12 ~ Sun 31 October 2021

  • Times are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
  • Pets are not permitted on the lifts or neither permitted on the resort.
  • Opening hours vary depending on the day. Please check the calendar below for details.

Lift Operation Times

You can use the uphill line 30 minutes prior to connect with the final lift at Grat quad.

Lift Ticket Prices

Alpen Line one-way and return

  Return One Way
Adult 3,000 yen 1,700 yen
Child 1,850 yen 1,000 yen
Group Adult 2,700 yen 1,450 yen
Group Child 1,650 yen 900 yen
Disabled Adult 1,500 yen 850 yen
Disabled Child 920 yen 500 yen
  • Adult: 13 years and over (junior high school student or older) Child: 12 years elementary school student Infant: 0 years ~ 4 years old (up to preschooler)
    (If the number of children accompanying one adult exceeds one, a "Child" ticket is required for the second child.
  • Round-trip tickets are valid for three days from the date of issue; one-way tickets are valid only for the day of issue.
  • Group fares (15 or more passengers) and discounts for physically challenged passengers (disabled) are also available.

Lift Information

Happo Gondola Lift "Adam"

Happo Gondola Lift Adam

A 6-seater gondola operates at any time with a minimum interval of 16.0 seconds.

  • Operation sectionHappo Station - Usagidaira Station
  • Maximum capacity1,500 passengers per hour
  • Capacity6 passengers (ride time: 8 minutes)
  • Total length2,063.8m
  • Height difference625.26m
  • Operation speed4m/s

Alpen Quad Lift

Alpen Quad Lift

A 4-seater chairlift operates every 12 seconds.

  • Operation sectionUsagidaira – Kurobishidaira
  • Maximum capacity750 passengers per hour
  • Capacity4 passengers (ride time: about 7 minutes)
  • Total length783m
  • Height difference284.54m
  • Operation speed2m/s

Grat Quad Lift

Grat Quad Lift

A 4-seater chairlift operates every 12 seconds.

  • Operation sectionKurobishidaira – Happo-ike Hut (1st Cairn)
  • Maximum capacity1,200 passengers per hour (maximum 2,400 passengers per hour)
  • Capacity4 passengers (ride time: about 5 minutes)
  • Total length598m
  • Height difference160.90m
  • Operation speed2m/s (maximum 4m/s)