Hakkoda resort review (Aomori City, Aomori)

Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 19th February 2011
Hakkoda review by Pete @ Sydney
Powder everyday, even on the one sunny day we had, we had stacks of pow because other off-piste runs become available a short hike from the top of the tram.

If you're new to the mountain, stay close to the orange poles. If you go off-piste try and stay close to other tracks already made as you will get lost / disoriented very quickly. Don't venture out yourself, and don't be a hero at this place as you will die. No kidding here folks... the weather turns quickly and being exposed and lost in this wilderness could be the end.

This was my second trip here and I rate this place as the best lift serviced mountain in the world. The sheer nervous energy you expend making sure you know where you are as you rip through the trees makes you physically exhausted by the end of the day.

Weekdays has few people, and most of the time you'll get a seat on the tram. Don't sweat if you miss the first tram in the morning on a pow day - there's plenty of tracks of everyone - ALL DAY!

Very few gaijin and that's just the way I likes it. Let's keep this place a secret ok!

Few places to stay here. Two good places at the base, and another place up the road. Forget apres. If you want apres go somewhere else which is better for everyone else here as we don't want Aussies, Americans, Chinese and others invading and ruining this special place.

Hakkoda rocks!
Date visited: From 19 February, 2011
Snow condition on visit: Powder
Things I liked: Powder, off piste
Things I didn't like: None


Aomori City, Aomori
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Average Rankings

General score: 90
Snow conditions: 50
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 90
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1324m
Min. elevation: 658m
Vertical: 666m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 3

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