Latest InformationNEWS

Nov 13, 2023

【IWATAKE】Closed for 2023 Green Season

SPICY IWATAKE is closed for the 2023 green season. Thanks for all the customers and everyone who has supported us. We will be getting ready for the 2023-24 snow season and open for ski and snowboard rentals hopefully in the middle of December. The opening date depends on Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field.

Nov 01, 2023

Early Bird Discount Until 30th Nov

The early bird deal for 2023-24 winter is still on!
You will save 10% on your ski and snowboard rentals if you book online by 30th November. Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to pickup date. Book now and see us in the winter!

Sep 17, 2023

Recruitment for 2023-24 Winter

We are now hiring staff for the 2023-24 snow season. Positions are available at our rental stores in Hakuba area, with perks like free rental gear and ski passes.
Please check the RECRUITMENT page for more information if you are interested:

Aug 19, 2023

20% Early Bird Discount

Now we are offering early bird deals for 2023-24 winter. You will save 20% on your ski and snowboard rentals if you book online before October 31. Free cancelation up to 1 day prior to pickup date. Please visit our rental booking website and come see us in Hakuba.

May 26, 2023

SPICY IWATAKE Opening Hours Change

HAKUBA YOO-HOO FESTIVAL will be held at HAKUBA IWATAKE MOUNTAIN RESORT on May 27 & 28, 2023. The MTB Park will be open from noon and SPICY IWATAKE will be open 11:00AM - 5:00PM on these two days.

Apr 28, 2023


SPICY HAPPO will stay open everyday until May 7th for ski and snowboard rentals.
STORE HOURS: 8 am - 5 pm

Apr 06, 2023

IWATAKE Opens for Summer on Apr 10

SPICY IWATAKE is opening on Monday, April 10 for the 2023 summer season. MTB and city bike rentals, private MTB tours, bike repair and maintenance. Please note that Hakuba Iwatake MTB Park is not open yet.
TEL 0261-72-2479
HOURS 8:00~17:00

Apr 01, 2023

WADANO Closes for Winter Apr 2

SPICY WADANO will be closed for the 2022-23 winter season as of Sunday, April 2. Thank you, everyone! SPICY HAPPO will stay open after this weekend for those seeking spring skiing and snowboarding in Hakukba.

Mar 25, 2023

IWATAKE Closes for Winter Mar 26

SPICY Iwatake is closing on Sunday, March 26th for the 2022-23 winter season. Thank you so much to all! We will be getting ready for the summer mountain biking season afterwards.
Check our website and SNS for the details coming later.

Jan 15, 2023



We have a pop-up shop by MURASAKI SPORTS in SPICY Wadano now. It offers a wide variety of items including gloves, goggles, beanies and kids items. Please come in to find what's here.

Dec 14, 2022


Kids ski season rental program from SPICY is now available.

●Only for kids under 13
●Includes skis, boots and poles
●Pickup and return in Hakuba, or shipping with charge.
●Size change free of charge (shipping fee applied)

Check the below URL for details and order.

Dec 10, 2022


SPICY Happo is now open for 2022-23 winter.
Looking forward to seeing you in Hakuba soon!

Dec 02, 2022


DATE December 17, 18 & 19, 2022

◎Ex-Rental Ski & Snowboard Sale
◎Clothing and Accessories
◎Anti-viral Coating for Ski / Snowboard Boots【¥500】
◎Wax Future (Infrared Hot Wax) Special Price【¥1,500】

Nov 15, 2022

IWATAKE Closed for 2022 Summer

SPICY Iwatake is closed for 2022 green season. Thank you so much for all customers and staff! It will be open for ski and snowboard rentals in winter. Check out Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field for the opening date.

Sep 05, 2022

NSD Kids Program Ski Season Rental

We have started accepting orders for kids ski season rental for 2022-23 winter.

INCLUDES: 1 pair of skis, poles & boots
RENTAL PERIOD: Until the end of 2022-23 winter season
PRICE: 9,800 yen
LOCATION: You can pick up your rentals in Hakuba (SPICY Happo/Wadano), Kashimayari Ski Resort, Tsugaike Mountain Resort, Ryuoo Ski Park, Sugadaira-kogen Snow Resort. Delivery is also available with additional shipping fee. Your equipment will be shipped between December 1st and 10th, 2022.
APPLICATION: Until the end of November

NSD Kids Program exclusive. Please apply for the program before ordering.

Aug 20, 2022

2022-23 Winter Early Bird Booking

We would like to announce that our rental booking website is open for the 2022-23 winter rentals. You will receive a 30% discount on early bird offers if you book online by October 31. Enjoy the special offer and snow in Hakuba!

Jul 15, 2022

2022 Summer Activity for Kids

SPICY's summer kids attractions at Hakuba Green Sports Forest ( start on July 16, 2022.
●Sky trampoline: 10 points / 3 minutes  
●Inflatable bouncer: 5 points / 5 mintes
●Paddle boat: 5 mintes / 5 minutes
Point tickets are available at the information center, kiosk and Green Sports House.

Jul 14, 2022

SPICY Happo Open July 16-18

SPICY Happo will be open on July 16, 17 and 18, 2022 for bike rentals. Also ex-rental skis and snowboards are going to be for sale in store.
■SPICY Happo
Hours 8am - 5pm
*Only city bikes and hardtail mountain bikes are available. Please ask for full-suspension MTBs for downhill biking at SPICY Iwatake (

Jul 03, 2022

Sky Trampoline Schedule (July 2022)

Our sky trampoline on Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort is open on weekends and holidays.
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23 and everyday after.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions and other circumstances.

May 09, 2022


SPICY's ski & snowboard rental service is now all closed for the 2021-22 winter. Thank you so much to our customers and staff who helped us through the season.

Apr 18, 2022


Great plan for families with small kids or those new to camping to have a fun camping experience with no hassle. The plan also includes BBQ equipment and fuel.
■Term: April 29 - September 30, 2022
■Price: 16,000 yen
■Includes: Tent, tarp, sleeping bag, mat, table & chairs, lantern, BBQ grill, charcoal, plates & cups

【Booking Required】

Contact HAKUBA GREEN SPORTS FOREST for booking and inquiry.

Mar 31, 2022

21-22 WINTER CLOSING DAY (updated)

Closing day of each location for 2021-22 winter rentals:

IWATAKE: Closed for 2021-22 Winter (Open on April 28th for 2022 summer)
WADANO: Closed for 2021-22 Winter

For the rest of the days please online book or contact us in advance in case of temporary closing or absence of staff.

Mar 26, 2022


Closing day of each location for 2021-22 winter rentals:

IWATAKE: March 27th

For the rest of the days please online book or contact us in advance in case of temporary closing or absence of staff.

Mar 14, 2022

Employees Infected with the New Coronavirus

Report – Employees infected with the new coronavirus

SPICY. Co. Ltd.

Masanobu Tsukakoshi

It has been confirmed that two people have been infected with coronavirus.

Date March 14, 2022


 We have conducted thorough disinfection in the areas where these employees worked. We continue to implement thorough infection prevention measures and place the highest priority on ensuring the safety of our guests and employees.

Safety Response Measures
・All employees are required to wear masks.
・Acrylic panels are installed on the counter to prevent splashes.
・All employees are required to take a temperature and check their physical condition before starting work.
・We have alcohol disinfectant available for use by our customers in the facility.
・We clean and disinfect each of our facilities after closing.
・Our employees take their lunch breaks in the smallest group possible and refrain from talking.
・Guests are asked to wear masks or face cover.

Mar 13, 2022

2022 Wax + Storage Service

We keep your equipment until the next season. It will be waxed by WAX FUTURE (infrared waxing) and ready to go when you pick up.
Wadano (until May 8)
Happo (until May 8)
Iwatake (until March 27)
◆PICK UP By December 31, 2022
Please provide us the date and location in advance.
◆PRICE 4,000 yen
One pair of skis and poles, or one snowboard.
Before storing: base wax
Before pick up: glide wax

Mar 12, 2022


Snow downhill MTB tour in Hakuba Iwatake Snowfield:
●VENUE Hakuba Iwatake Snowfield
●ENTRY SPICY IWATAKE by 3 pm (Reservation required)
●PRICE ¥4,800 (Gondola ticket included)
*Must wear a helmet.
*Tools and skills to dismount and mount tires.
*Rentals available on request in advance.
SPICY IWATAKE: 0261-72-2479

Jan 22, 2022


ppo Lift Ticket Package

Save money and time by getting your rentals and tickets at once! 

 ●Adult:¥8,500 (Regular price: ¥10,300)
 ●Child:¥5,200 (Regular price:¥6,400 )

 ●HAPPO-ONE 1Day Ticket
 ●Standard Skis or Snowboard
 ●Poles (for Skis)

 ●SPICY Happo
 ●SPICY Wadano

※Available only on the day of rental. Not applicable to online bookings.

Dec 07, 2021


Opening day of SPICY HAPPO has been changed to Saturday, December 11, 2021.

【Official Opening Day for 2021-22 Winter】
●WADANO December 11 - Start of Season Sale on Dec 11 & 12 at WADANO.
●HAPPO December 11
●IWATAKE December 17

WADANO location is available for ski & snowboard rentals (not officially open).

Nov 30, 2021

SPICY WADANO Open for Rentals

Currently WADANO location is available for ski & snowboard rentals.

Note that the store is not officially open. Please let us know before your visit.

【Official Opening Day】
●WADANO December 11
●HAPPO December 16
●IWATAKE December 17

Nov 26, 2021

2021-22 Start of Season Sale!

◆PLACE SPICY Wadano(4672-3 Wadano, Hokujo, Hakuba)
◆DATE December 11 (Sat) & 12 (Sun), 2021
◆HOURS 9 am - 6 pm

Used rental skis and snowboards for sale, great discount on items from previous years and special deal for the infrared waxing (Wax Future).

¥15,000 for 1 pair of skis, ski boots and poles rental until March 31, 2022. Limited to 100 sets. Bring the kids so we can set up boots and skis and you can take them home on the same day.
For details:

Nov 12, 2021

Now Hiring for 2021-22!

We are looking for seasonal staff to help us in Hakuba.
Positions available for those who...
●are/will be eligible to work in Japan until the end of February, 2022.
●are able to speak/understand Japanese.
●are physically fit and energetic!!

If you have any questions about working for us, please get in touch.

Nov 01, 2021

Online Booking Discount 20%OFF

Book your ski/snowboard rental online and get a 20% discount! All rental items except season rental are subject to discount.
Onlilne booking site:

Oct 12, 2021


No buying new equipment every year, cleaning or storage after the season. Order online and pick up in store or get it delivered. The package includes one pair of kids skis, ski boots and poles. 【Limited to 100 sets!!】
◆Rental Price ¥15,000
◆Delivery Fee ¥3,000 (Does not apply to in-store pickups)
◆Pickup Location SPICY Echoland (
◆Rental Period December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Details & Online Order

Sep 22, 2021

Early Bird Offer for 2021-22 Winter

Book online by October 31 and receive 30% discount on your rentals. Don't miss this great deal if you're planning skiing/snowboarding in Hakuba!

Book here:

Sep 03, 2021

We Support Joint Declaration of Fight Against COVID-19

We support the joint declaration of fight against the Delta-variant of COVID-19 issued by Nagano pref.

LINK: Nagano Prefecture Official Website

We will keep our effort to protect the safety of our customers and employees.

Sep 01, 2021

The Giant MuraoⅢ on Iwatake

Our giant inflatable Murao (Victoire Cheval Blanc Murao Ⅲ) will be lying on the top area of Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort starting this weekend.

Murao Inflatable

Come play inside his body, or get some photos for your SNS!
*Canceled in case of rain and/or strong wind.

Jul 09, 2021

Landslide 6 July 2021 / Disaster Info & Detour Route

From Wednesday 14th July the road has been partially opened (one-way) and from 21:00 ~ 6:00 the following days route 19 will be closed again to continue roadworks. 【July 15 2021】


Due to the landslide that occurred in Komatsubara, Nagano on Tuesday 6th of July, part of Route 19 has been closed to traffic. If you plan to visit Hakuba from Nagano City, please use the detoured route as illustrated on the map.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s disaster information has provided detour routes from Nagano City to Hakuba (for large vehicles and standard vehicles) there are two different routes designated depending on the size of the vehicle.
MAP& IMAGES(Japanese only)

From Nagano City by car

If you are driving from the Nagano Inter Change (IC) via the Kanetsu Expressway, you will need to use the diversion routes above. We recommend that you take the route “Kita-Alps Panorama Road – Route 148” from Azumino IC via Chuo Expressway.
※There is another route via Kinasa however at this moment the road has become suddenly busy, for first timers using this road, it is narrow and there are many tunnels. We do not recommend this route unless you are very familiar and have used it previously.

By public transport 
The “Express Bus Nagano – Hakuba Route” has been cancelled.
For information on express and limited express bus services, please click HERE (Japanese only)
▶ Take the express train “Azusa” from Shinjuku Station to Hakuba Station on the JR Oito Line.
▶ From Shinjuku, take the express bus “Shinjuku-Hakuba Line” to Hakuba Bus Terminal.

Jul 04, 2021

2021 Summer Bungee Trampoline Attraction

We have the following venues scheduled for bungee trampoline as of now.

◆Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort
【DATE】July 10, 11, 17, 18, and July 22 - August 29.

◆Expo ’70 Commemorative Park (Osaka)
【DATE】July 10 and 11

◆Hakuba Green Sports Forest
【DATE】July 22 - August 29
+ Inflatable bounce and paddle boats

【DATE】Julyl 22 - 25, 31, August 1, 7-15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
+ Inflatable bouncer and paddle boats

★SPICY's inflatable bouncers and sky trampolines are coated with KINO SHIELD: photocatalytic antibacterial and antiviral agent that is safe for human body.About our anti-viral coating service (Japanese)

★About our event rentals

★Bungee trampoline movie

Jun 20, 2021


SPICY IWATAKE is offering a 10% discount on bike check-up and repair (excluding parts) until the rainy season is over. Come get your bike checked and ready for the summer! (SPICY MTB ADVENTURE Website)

May 05, 2021

Closing Day of 2020-21 Winter Season

We are closed for 2020-21 winter as of May 5, 2021. A big thank you to all our guest and neighbors!
★SPICY IWATALE is open for bike hire.
★Camping and BBQ hire is available:
Hakbua is ready for the summer fun!

Apr 02, 2021

SPRING DAYS AND HOURS / 2020-21 Season

Closed for 20-21 winter season.

Closed for 20-21 winter season.

The following locations are open until HAPPO-ONE SKI RESORT closes.

Sat, Sun & Holidays 8:00am - 5:00pm

Everyday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mar 05, 2021

Anti-Viral & Bacterial Coating Service – KINO SHIELD

We have started anti-viral & bacterial coating service as a franchisee of KINO SHIELD. KINO SHIELD decomposes polluting materials including bacteria, virus and etc. by the effect of photocatalysts. It's safe for human body and the effect lasts for about a year.

For more information of our coating service: (Japanese)

Contact us for free estimate or any question:

Anti-viral and bacterial coating agent from KINOSHITA KOHKIN SERVICE.

Jan 25, 2021

SPECIAL DEAL! Edge Cleaning + Wax Future

Edge cleaning + WAX FUTURE for 5,000 yen!!
Cleaning with an edge grinding machine and WAX FUTURE penetrates the wax deeper into the base by the infrared radiation – for perfect gliding properties over a long distance.

Free pick-up anywhere in Hakuba Area. Bring-ins are also welcome.

Call us at Wadano location for pick-up or inquiry.

Jan 22, 2021

January Sale at SPICY Wadano

Announcement of mid season sale on the January weekends.
◆DATE Jan 23, 24, 30, 31
◆TIME 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ex-rental sales and discounts up to 40% on apparels and accessories. Please visit our Wadano location on the weekend.

Jan 19, 2021


You can save money and time by getting your rentals and tickets at once!

 ●Adult:¥10,300 (regular price) → ¥8,500
 ●Child:¥6,400 (regular price) → ¥5,200

 ●HAPPO-ONE 1Day Ticket
 ●Standard Ski or Snowboard
 ●Poles (for Skis)

 ●SPICY Echoland
 ●SPICY Happo
 ●SPICY Wadano

※Available only on the day of rental. Not applicable to online bookings.

Details here(PDF).

Jan 13, 2021

【SPICY HAPPO GONDOLA】Notice of Shortening Business Hours

There are going to be noon breaks and/or early close on weekdays. Call the store in advance or please come to our other location nearby.

◆SPICY Happo Gondola:

◆SPICY Happo:

Dec 19, 2020


Our new location, SPICY HAPPO GONDOLA is now open. It is located in the same building of Happo Gondola Adam. We have standard, kids, and high performance gear, and also brand new models for the 2020-21 season.

Nov 24, 2020

New Skis for the 2020-21 Season

Updated information of new skis for the 2020-21 season.

Please ask for the stock at the location you wish to hire from.
Also you can apply for our All-You-Can-Ride Season Rental Plan including these new skis at SPICY Wadano winter sale (Dec 11-13.)


Nov 15, 2020

Clearance Sale at SPICY Wadano

It's a start of season clearance sale. There will be great discounts on selected items and used rental skis and snowboards for sale. We also accept orders for the new models.

◆DATE Dec. 11 Fri, 12 Sat & 13 Sun
◆TIME 8:00am - 6:00pm

Check this for details:

Nov 14, 2020

Go To Travel Campaign Coupons Available

Both physical and digital coupons can be used. Please note that you will need to go to the campaign website to get your coupons if you wish to use digital coupons.