The Phat House Logo, Hakuba Accommodation



That’s Phat!

Ever had a dream? After chasing winters around the world this is ours: a tricked out lodge in the powder capital of the world. The seemingly endless powder was what brought us here and ultimately kept us here. We are called 'The Phat House' for a reason. With wicked views front and back, comfortable rooms, a bar and restaurant, a backyard jib park, and an unparalleled focus on service we simply are the Phattest Hakuba accommodation in Hakuba, Japan. We strive to impart our passion for the pow on you and will do our utmost to make sure you leave having had a killer of a time!


Super Service

You shouldn’t have to spend your Hakuba holiday organising every detail. Let us take the pain away by delivering unparalleled service.

Awesome Facilities

We are named The Phat House for a reason. A pimped out pad with comfy beds and awesome facilities to make your stay a great one.

Great Location

We are only minutes to the slopes so you’ll be deep in the pow in no time and we are centrally located in the Hakuba Valley making it easy to access any or all of the ski resorts.



We Got Ya.

First Tracks

Public transport? No way, we do free shuttles!



Want your own wheels to get around?


Pick-Up Drop-Off

Don’t hitch, we do pick-ups and drop-offs.


Down Days

Not skiing or boarding? We got ya covered!


Free Breakfast

What’s better than a free breakfast before hitting the hill?


Good Times

We are fun people and do fun things at The Phat House!



First Tracks / Free Shuttles

Want first tracks? Yeh you do! We provide a range of shuttle services to most of the mountains in the Hakuba Valley. Shuttle services start early in the morning for those looking to get first tracks and regularly after that. The service resumes in the afternoon, picking you up to bring you back to The Phat House where you'll be just in time for Happy Hour or a warm shower, whatever you choose!


Down Days

Tired Legs? Want to absorb some culture? Don't worry we have got you covered. We run regular trips to the Driving Range, Round 1 Amusement Centre, Go Karts, Matsumoto Castle and the Monkey Onsen. If you have something in mind let us know and we'll see if we can accommodate - if you don't ask you don't receive. Down Day activities are conditional on demand and pricing may vary depending on the activity.


Free Breakfast

When you're spending all day on the slopes it is best to rise to a hearty breakfast. Included in your room/bed rate is a free continental breakfast including toast, jams, cereal, fruit and coffee giving you the energy to put in your best turns. That not enough? We have a hot breakfast menu that you can order from too. Additional charges apply for the hot breakfast options.


Good Times

Here at The Phat House we are fun people and we like doing fun things. We organise themed nights around eating good food. We run rail comps in our backyard jib park. We stand around our fire pit telling tales of our travels while toasting marshmallows. We battle each other in Ping Pong or Foosball. We ride together and share a beer together. Come join in the Good Times!


Pick Up / Drop Off

Got too much luggage? Don't know where you are going? Can't find a cab? Well don't worry about it. With prior notice of your arrival time, we can collect you from the bus terminal or train station in Hakuba. Better still, we are only 6 minutes from the train station, so you'll have your bags in your room and your feet up having a drink in no time at all. How easy is that!


Phat Tub

What better way to relax after a long day on the slopes than a good tub. The Phat Tub is BIG, and warm and has many jets to massage and sooth those aching muscles. Grab a drink from the bar and head out back, jump in the tub and relax, all while taking in the beautiful alpine vistas in peace and quiet.


Tricked Out!

We've tried to create a space that has everything you need and nothing you don't. Chill out on our big leather couches and watch a movie or hangout at the bar with your mates and enjoy a beer (or two). We've tricked out the place so there is something for everyone at The Phat House. Scroll down and check out the list of facilities that are on offer!



From singles to groups we have a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all needs.


There is no better way to finish a day on the mountain than with an apres. We have a fully stocked bar to quench your thirst.


We serve snacks and meals at our onsite restaurant so you never have to worry about going hungry.

Fun Stuff

We have a foosball and ping pong table located in our bar so you can battle your mates to see who is buying the next round.

Drying Room

A purpose built drying room means warm and dry gear when you put it on in the morning.


Whether you need to wax your skis or affix your bindings to your board we have all the tools for you to do so.


We have a communal area decked out with a tonne of movies and a playstation to keep you occupied when not on the slopes.

Jib Park

Love snowboarding so much that a day on the slopes won’t suffice? We have a fun jib park in our backyard for you to get your shred on! 


Who isn’t a fire bug? We have an outdoor fire pit that you can sit around and toast marshmallows, or simply get lost staring into the flames.


The Legends!

We wished they wouldn't leave!

“The best Japan snowboarding experience!!”

Coolest place in Hakuba!! Rooms are fantastic with the the best view. Full bar, incredible staff, great food! Walked to the mountain every day and shuttles to any other mountain I wanted to hit. Could not recommend more highly.

Tim B

“Who would go anywhere else in Hakuba!”

Having just spent 3 nights in the Phat House. Large comfortable room, warm and cosy lounge / bar room. Cam and Bron welcomed us like family, and made our stay enjoyable, hassle free. Would recommend to all who want to visit the Hakuba area. David (New Zealand)

Dave C

“The Phattest Place Ever!”

This was my second time staying at the Phat House and I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The rooms were huge, with wifi and a Tv- including Netflix. The beds were comfortable and always clean. Cam and Bron and The Phat House crew were absolute legends. They always answers questions and made time to talk to me about things to do in the area. They provided free shuttles to nearly all of the mountains so I could get first tracks in the mornings. The shuttles were also available at night if we went out. The food at the Phat House was awesome. Big meals, just what you need after a big day snowboarding. There’s also a bar in house so you can have a beer afterwards. Highly recommend this place if you’re coming to Hakuba!

Mark P


I stayed at The Phat House early February 2017. And from the minute i stepped through the doors i was astounded by how amazing the the place is. From the staffs positive attitude and all round great vibes. The place is located only a short walk from Iwatake mountain. But with the free shuttle service i never had to hoof it!. The room was spacious and modern with a large comfy bed and a tv with Netflix! ( made for a great wind down after a big day on the slopes).

Once your rested make sure you head down the the kitchen for some of the best Aussie food i’ve had outside of Australia. Tip: order the parmy its a beast!! Special mention to chef Alex that guys a champ. All in all i wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Hakuba. The Phat House definitely made this trip that much better!

Nathan L

“A Phat-tastic experience”

After being overwhelmed with accommodation choices in Hakuba for my snowboarding trip, I looked on TripAdvisor and found this property. It ticked all the boxes that I was looking for; amazing vibe, clean and secure and great for solo traveller. I was lucky enough to get the last room (Les Gets) and loved my entire experience. Great team, delicious onsite food, free shuttles to get you to and from the slopes (which is awesome) and a great bunch of people. It is a little way from the cluster of restaurants and hotels of Hakuba valley (in terms of walking) however shuttles are available to get you to the night life. The crew were incredible and made me feel like Phamily. I would recommend staying here in a heart beat and will definitely stay here again!

Morgan S

“Best accom in Hakuba!”

We had such a great stay here in February. The phat house has such a cosy friendly vibe, our room was great with a super comfy bed. Free shuttles every morning and the team there are so helpful and friendly with recommendations and answering questions. There’s a 7/11 just 10 minutes walk down the road and a handy vending machine on the first floor landing. Food and drinks at the bar were good value. Thanks for an awesome stay Matt, Chanelle, Cam and Bron. Can’t wait for the next trip already! Bryce & Jess

Jess C

“You will love the Phat…”

Always the best place to stay in hakuba such a cool vibe in the phat house, the common area is very comfortable and the the room was lush. Matty and Cam and the rest of the crew will welcome you and make you feel right at home thanks guys!

Sam H

“What a great place!”

I’d highly recommended The Phat House! It was great as a solo traveller, everyone was so welcoming and helpful. A really awesome bunch of people! The room was great and I had my own balcony. Free shuttles to the mountains and into town was very handy. The bar/communal area was really chilled and fun to hang out in, and food was delish! Had a very homely feel. Free brekkie was great too, nice to see some vegemite on the table 😉

Jessica G




The Digs!

Whether your are travelling alone or in a group we have a wide variety of accommodation options to suit your needs.


We have spent our collective lives chasing winters around the world in search of the dream of deep powder and big mountains. Our accommodation options reflect this and each and every room is named after a mountain we have explored. Ultimately though, we came for the Hakuba powder, and stayed for the powder. We hope you enjoy your stay at The Phat House.

" I wouldn’t even call snowboarding a sport. For me it’s just a way of life. It’s a chance to finally shut your brain off, and live within the moment. And, for as long as I am able, I will ride until the day I die. "
Travis Rice

A Phat Crew.

We have skills that pay the bills!

Cameron Parsons

Cameron Parsons

Reverse Retiree
Matthew Feeney

Matthew Feeney

Former Male Model
Bron Cruickshank

Bron Cruickshank

Cindy Stait

Cindy Stait

Chief Lifestyler
Cameron Parsons

Cameron Parsons

Reverse Retiree
Matthew Feeney

Matthew Feeney

Former Male Model
Bron Cruickshank

Bron Cruickshank

Cindy Stait

Cindy Stait

Chief Lifestyler

Where We At!

We are close to EVERYTHING. Minutes walk to the nearest lift and only a short drive away from the train station. We are centrally located in the range giving you the best access to all the mountains in the Hakuba Valley (all 10 of 'em!). The bars and restaurants of Happo are nearby too as well as a selection of Onsens in the area so you can sooth those aching muscles with a traditional Japanese experience. But best of all when you stay at The Phat House your are at the best destination of all!

We are only 750m from the Gondola at Iwatake Ski Resort

We are only five minutes to the bar and restaurants of the Happo area

We are only six minutes away from Hakuba Train Station

We are only a 10km drive to the famed powder destination of Cortina Ski Resort

Check out our guide to ‎getting to Hakuba.

It's all in the Phamily!

Phat + Family = Phamily. And we're all about our extended Phamily. Join our social media Phamily and keep up-to-date with all the happenings at the Phat House. If you have any questions don't hesitate to drop us a line below and we'll hit ya back real quick!