Hakkoda (Aomori City, Aomori)

Hakkoda
八甲田 (青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2017 until mid May 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hakkoda is located on the slopes of the Hakkoda mountain range to the south of central Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture. Hakkoda is popular for people seeking backcountry tracks. In fact it is not like most other ski hills in Japan that have mostly clearly-defined courses. It is also well known for the juhyo 'ice monster' formations like those found at Zao Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture, though here you can ski powder runs between them. Weather conditions here can be severe, but Hakkoda enjoys long seasons usually from late November or early December until mid May. Hakkoda has been operating since 1969.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu and borders Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to the south. Hokkaido is to the north across the Tsugaru Strait. There are a number of ski hills located across Aomori Prefecture, mostly small in scale. The capital, Aomori city, is located in the central area by the shores of Mutsu Bay and to the north of the Hakkoda mountains.

The Mountain

1324m
666m
658m
30"
5
5000m
3
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hakkoda Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st 220cm 130cm 1st 340cm 240cm 1st 400cm 285cm
2nd - - 2nd 220cm 120cm 2nd 320cm 260cm 2nd 420cm 280cm
3rd 70cm - 3rd 220cm 130cm 3rd 305cm 275cm 3rd 410cm 270cm
4th 100cm - 4th 225cm 130cm 4th 315cm 270cm 4th 400cm 275cm
5th 90cm - 5th 225cm 130cm 5th 310cm 260cm 5th 380cm 280cm
6th 100cm - 6th 220cm 130cm 6th 310cm 250cm 6th 390cm 270cm
7th 110cm - 7th 245cm 125cm 7th 320cm 260cm 7th 390cm 290cm
8th 120cm - 8th 240cm 120cm 8th 330cm 275cm 8th 380cm 300cm
9th 120cm - 9th 230cm 120cm 9th 320cm 270cm 9th 360cm 310cm
10th 120cm - 10th 220cm 120cm 10th 315cm 260cm 10th 350cm 310cm
11th 100cm - 11th 220cm 175cm 11th 310cm 260cm 11th 350cm 340cm
12th 120cm - 12th 220cm 190cm 12th 310cm 260cm 12th 350cm 330cm
13th 130cm - 13th 240cm 220cm 13th 340cm 260cm 13th 350cm 320cm
14th 150cm - 14th 240cm 210cm 14th 345cm 270cm 14th 340cm 310cm
15th 145cm 90cm 15th 240cm 240cm 15th 350cm 275cm 15th 325cm 305cm
16th 140cm 90cm 16th 240cm 220cm 16th 360cm 270cm 16th 320cm 305cm
17th 160cm 140cm 17th 240cm 230cm 17th 350cm 240cm 17th 320cm 300cm
18th 180cm 140cm 18th 235cm 225cm 18th 385cm 270cm 18th 315cm 300cm
19th 180cm 125cm 19th 240cm 220cm 19th 410cm 265cm 19th 310cm 300cm
20th 180cm 110cm 20th 240cm 220cm 20th 410cm 270cm 20th 300cm 300cm
21st 170cm 110cm 21st 240cm 210cm 21st 430cm 290cm 21st 300cm 290cm
22nd 160cm 100cm 22nd 250cm 205cm 22nd 420cm 290cm 22nd 300cm 290cm
23rd 160cm 70cm 23rd 240cm 215cm 23rd 410cm 280cm 23rd 310cm 290cm
24th 150cm 85cm 24th 260cm 230cm 24th 405cm 275cm 24th 300cm 300cm
25th 140cm 85cm 25th 275cm 240cm 25th 430cm 290cm 25th 295cm 300cm
26th 170cm 80cm 26th 305cm 240cm 26th 420cm 295cm 26th 290cm 300cm
27th 190cm 90cm 27th 340cm 230cm 27th 420cm 300cm 27th 290cm 290cm
28th 220cm 105cm 28th 315cm 235cm 28th 410cm 295cm 28th 285cm 290cm
29th 240cm 100cm 29th 320cm 230cm 29th - - 29th 260cm 290cm
30th 250cm 135cm 30th 340cm 230cm 30th 30th 260cm 290cm
31st 230cm 135cm 31st 350cm 235cm 31st 31st 235cm 290cm

Previous Statistics

Hakkoda Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hakkoda. There are six official 'tour routes' and tour guides operating at Hakkoda are available. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hakkoda Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at Hakkoda.

Hakkoda Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
Ropeway single 1,180 yen 570 yen
Ropeway return 1,850 yen 870 yen
5 times ticket 5,050 yen 2,250 yen 5,050 yen
1 Month Ropeway 14,500 yen 7,200 yen
1 Month Ropeway + lift 20,000 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ropeway 45,000 yen 22,600 yen
Season Ropeway + lift 63,000 yen 31,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The half day ticket is valid for 4 hours from time of purchase.

The half and 1 day tickets shown are for lifts only.

A one month ticket for the Ropeway and lifts is available - 20000 yen (adult); 10000 yen (child).

A season ticket valid just on the Ropeway is available - 45000 yen (adult); 22600 yen (child).

Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

There are no cheaper 'Senior' lift tickets available.

Getting to Hakkoda

By public transport
Train
Train
26.5km from Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
20.8km from Tsutsui Station on the Aoimori Tetsudousen line
22.8km from Aomori Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Hakkoda is about 21km from Aomori Station on the Ou Honsen line and about 27km from Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
A bus is available from Aomori Station and takes about 1 hour (and costs 1100 yen).
By Car
Car
18.8km from the Aomori Chuo IC on the Aomori Expressway
28.1km from the Kuroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 103 (0.2km away)
Direction
Direction
The resort is about 19km from Aomori Chuo IC exit of the Aomori Expressway.

From the Aomori Chuo IC exit, turn left onto Route 7 and then in 1km turn right onto Route 103. Continue heading south on Route 103 for about 17.5km until reaching Hakkoda Ropeway, which is just off the left side of the road.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kansuizawa 1-12
Arakawa
Aomori-shi
Aomori-ken
030-0188
Telephone
Telephone
017-738-0343
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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