Appi Kogen, Hachimantai

#1 of 9 in Winter Sports in Iwate Prefecture
One of the largest ski resorts in Japan, spread over two mountains, Appi Kogen provides a complete mountain experience. Famous for its ski slopes, the complex also features tennis courts, soccer fields, and hot springs. Get lessons from experienced ski instructors and enjoy views of surrounding volcanoes, then ride on the resort’s lift service, which boasts three gondolas and 14 chair lifts, including three high-speed quad lifts and two surface lifts. The resort also offers family-friendly activites, with a children’s ski area, snow play area, and petting zoo, while housing a guest ranch and playing host to many concerts. Have a hit at the nearby Appi Kogen golf club, which has four courses. Before you visit Hachimantai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The runway up to 8, from 2/6/18. My 3rd visit. First is out, unfortunately. I was in lifts work during the week. Boarders powder even 30 cm powder beginner happy. Revisit next year are subtle.
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  • Not moving Quad only second runs on weekdays so crowded slopes, lift was moving main pistes. Trilan course there was good snow conditions but was super advanced course. Pampanga is the legs.
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  • Great skiing. The snow was fantastic and the crowds low, even on Sunday!! Fresh tracks still available at 2pm!! well worth a few days skiing. Reasonably big by Japanese standards. Ski school had Engli...  more »

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