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Appi Kogen Ski Resort

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Chair Lifts Chair Lifts
Single 0 Double 11
Triple 0 Quad 3
5 + 1 Gondola 2
Terrain Terrain
Vertical Graph 1305m % Beginner 30
805m % Intermediate 40
500m % Advanced 30
Ski season Ski Season
Start Early December End Early May
Courses Courses
Courses 21 Longest Course 5500
Steepest Slope 34 Degrees
Boarder/Skier 30% Boarders 70% Skiers
Tickets Ticket Prices

Half-Day

Adult 5,300 yen (5 Hours) Child 3,000 yen (5 Hours)

Full Day

Adult 5,600 yen (8 Hours) Child 3,300 yen (8 Hours)

Two Day

Adult 10,900 yen Child 6,300 yen

Night Skiing

Adult N/A Child N/A
Access Access
Nearest Station Appi Kogen Station
Nearest City Morioka
Opening Hours 8.30am-3.40pm (Weekdays)
8am - 3.40pm (Weekends + Holidays)
Ski Facilities Ski Facilities
Children’s course/s,Children’s play area,Kid's areas,Moguls,Powder runs,Ski Patrol,Ski School,Terrain parks
General Facilities General Facilities
Bars,Cafe,Convenience Store,Daycare,English Information Desk,Gift Shop,Rental Store,Rest Areas,Restaurants,Taxi Stop,Ticket Office,Waiting Area

Details

Appi Kogen was originally built as a luxurious destination resort during the 1980's for wealthy Tokyo familes, the resort and facilities were built to exceptional standards. Appi's 21 diverse courses are serviced by 2 gondolas, 11 pair lifts, 3 detachable quad lifts with hoods and a 5 seater. The resort has a vertical terrain of 805 metres, and the longest course is 5.5 kilometres (from the Summit through to the Yamabato Run to the Shirakaba Run) and the steepest course is 34 degrees. 

The resort dedicates 30% of its courses to beginners, 40% to intermediates and 30% to advanced skiers and snowboarders. The lifts are open from 8:30am - 8pm (with night skiing commencing at 4pm). Multi day Appi lift tickets include night skiing.  

Appi receives up to 8 metres of snow every winter and the powder is as a good as what you could expect from resorts on Hokkaido. They are open from December to early May, however best skiing is Late December through to middle of March.

A major strong point of Appi is the groomed runs, the quality of the grooming is exceptional as the resort places a lot of pride in manicuring the slopes. If you are after groomed runs a must is the Hayabuse run, Shirakaba run, Kakkou run, Kitsutsuki run. Hayabuse run is where you can be the first to ski the pristine morning snow. The first tracks program is held on this run (once or twice a month). Shirakaba run is groomed everyday up until the last minute, and it is perfect for beginners or families. Kakkou run and Kitsutsuki run is sheltered from the wind, and the conditions are always good on this run, and an added bonus is that they are exclusively for skiers!  

If you are wanting powder skiing then a visit to Mt Nishimori - Yamagara run, Second Sailor Run A, and Mt Nishimori - Inuwashi Run. The Yamagara Run is where the very best snow is said to be, powder lovers (skiers and snowboarders), start queuing well before the lifts start to enjoy the conditions, before it gets carved up. Second Sailor Run A, is where it is possible to go 2 kilometres along this ungroomed run, but when the snow isn't falling, get some excitement from the various large or small natural moguls. The Inuwashi Run connects to the Yamagara run which has the very best snow, where powder lovers rejoice!

If you are looking for some change or variation then a must visit is the Salomon SnowPark, where you can enjoy your day more by jumping and sliding all over the equipment on the course. The Snow Parks have recently been redeveloped this season with two new areas, the "beginner area" and the intermediate "fun area". A visit to the skill up zone - are for those who are bored of the flat runs and features a series of waves and banks which allow you to practise your balance and technique while getting the best out of your gear. There is also a mogul practice area - which is ideal if you have never done moguls!

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