Kurobishi Line

Kurobishi Line

Kurobishi Line includes Kurobishi #3 pair lift and the Grat quad lift. Since the construction of a mountain lodge in the early Showa period, Kurobishi has been loved by skiers and mountaineers as a base for mountaineering and mountain skiing.

Kurobishi Forest Road, which leads from the foot of the mountain through the Wadano Forest to the end of the forest road at an altitude of 1,500 meters and Cafeteria Kurobishi (formerly Kurobishi Hut), offers a series of spectacular views. The distance from the base of Happo to the end of the road is about 9km, with an elevation difference of 760m. The road is steep, with sharp curves and narrow at certain points, so please drive carefully. From the Umadome Bridge onward, the road finally takes on the appearance of a mountainous area, and the mountains of Hokushin appear one after another from the windows of the north ridge, which gradually rises in altitude, and as the difference from the foothills widens, you will realize that you have come to a high place. After admiring the three Hakuba Peaks which appear intermittently as you drive along the winding forest road, you will arrive at Kurobishi parking lot in front of Cafeteria Kurobishi, the last stop on the forest road (parking capacity is approximately 200 cars).
※Kurobishi Course is No entry. HIKE GATE will start near Kurobishi 3pair terminus.

From the Kurobishi parking lot, the Kurobishi #3 pair lift will take you to Kurobishi-daira and Kamaike Marsh in about 7 minutes. The Grat quad lift will take you to Happo-ike Hut, and if you are ready for a hike it will take you about an hour to ascend the trail to where the heavenly pond "Happo-ike" awaits.

Operation Period

Mon 1 July ~ Sun 20 October 2024

  • Times are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
  • Pets are not permitted on the lifts neither 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

Kurobishi Line one-way and return

  Return One Way
Adult 2,000 yen 1,100 yen
Child 1,300 yen 700 yen
Group Adult 1,800 yen 990 yen
Group Child 1,170 yen 640 yen
Disabled Adult 1,760 yen 880 yen
Disabled Child 1,120 yen 560 yen
baggage (more than 15kg) ※You must check weight at the first bording gate. 250 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.
  • Cash only is accepted at Grad quad lift.

Round-trip fare for each lift

  Kurobishi 3 Pair Grat Quad
Adult 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
Child 800 yen 600 yen
Group Adult 1,080 yen 900 yen
Group Child 720 yen 550 yen
Disabled Adult 960 yen 800 yen
Disabled Child 640 yen 480 yen
baggage (more than 15kg) 130 yen each
※You must check weight at the first bording gate.

Lift Information

Kurobishi #3 Pair Lift

Kurobishi #3 Pair Lift

A 2-seater chairlift operates every 12 seconds.

  • Operation sectionRoute Kurobishi parking lot - Kurobishi-daira
  • Maximum capacity660 passengers per hour
  • Capacity2 passengers (ride time: about 7 minutes)
  • Total length415m
  • Height difference180m
  • Operation speed1m/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)