Hakuba (白馬村, Hakuba-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 9,007 in 4267 households, and a population density of 48 persons per km². The total area of the village is 189.36 square kilometres. Hakuba is an internationally renowned ski resort town in the northern Japan Alps. As the surrounding valley has an annual snowfall of over 11 metres, it is the central hub for 10 ski resorts with more than 200 runs. The village was the main event venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics (Alpine, Ski Jump, CrossCountry). Hakuba offers varied forms of skiing across the resorts but it is generally very well suited to beginners and intermediates with many long perfectly groomed runs and fantastic fall-line. There's also some world-class backcountry skiing on offer. Hakuba has lessons and guiding available through both traditional Japanese ski schools and International ski schools including Evergreen International Ski School, Happo-one Ski and Snowboard School, Hakuba Snow Sports School and Hakuba 47 Ski Academy International.