The Sierra Hakuba Resort Hotel is in Nagano woodlands. Berlina gives complimentary service to major ski resorts and local restaurants and bars. It is close to Mono Hokusai kan Jigokudani Park close to the Art Museum. It has a French restaurant / Nouvelle, a Japanese restaurant and a bar as well as a center for ski and snowboard rental.
We stayed here over Easter break 2013 and we thought we were going to swim, but all I could do was walk around the long beach of fine white sand. ANA went from Kobe to Okinawa and from there to Miyako-jima. It was perfect. If you don't rent a car you will have to drive to get to the center by taxi or by the hotel bus, which drops you off at the airport because it is pretty remote.
I'm not sure, but I think the hotel bus only came and went at times that there were planes. It has the typical things that resorts have: central pool, two bars, recreational activities such as diving in a pool, snorkeling, etc ... The takoraisu was great! And also the Orion beer. Too bad it only sold in Okinawa! The buffet breakfast is also cool. The rooms are very good too.