Aomori City ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture. Currently 31 reviews.
Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by el3ctr1csheepz on 14th December 2015
Early, early season... Still not bad.
Hakkoda isn't known for it's groomed runs, and they are pretty forgettable. Unfortunately the top of the mountain wasn't open as we don't have nearly enough snow yet, but considering there was nowhere else to go I was more than happy to ride the two runs that were open all day!

Price was good, since it was early season, we paid ¥2700 per person and rode all day... Snow conditions were, as I said, OK but not great. Lodge was nice,
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Hakkoda
八甲田
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
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 14th January 2011
Hakkoda review by TN
O.M.G.

Growing up boarding on the west coast of the USA, I have experienced similar snow but NOTHING compares to Hakkoda. Nothing.

This place was amazing. I was fortunate to go on a bright blue day (I hear it's notorious for bad weather). The place was like nothing I've seen before.

As an upper intermediate boarder (blues and blacks) I was initially nervous coming here with two beginners especially after reading the reviews. However, I was assured our group
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 2nd February 2010
Hakkoda review by Tlen
Group of six skiers and one boarder up from Tokyo on Sat morning flight; on the mountain by 10:30. Guided by the Man, Souman san, we got in 3 gondola runs before 15:15 on Saturday.

Sunday, took off on the 09:15 gondola and came back down at 12:00 for lunch after a series of skinning sessions to get to freshies with the last run an absolute dream. After lunch, another big skinning session to get to more freshies and then
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 13th December 2007
Hakkoda review by frank
Big snow dump the previous couple days made for some deep fresh powder, so deep and unpacked that it made for some hard snowboarding. Anytime you were to fall down meant another five minutes trying to roll out and attempt to stand up. But you cant hate on deep powder, made for a glorious day at the mountain
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Moya Hills
モヤヒルズ
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by BigMountainRider on 14th March 2007
Moya Hills review
I was so disapointed when I drove 2 hours to Moya Hills.

The snow was coming down hard the wind was blowing at near typhoon force. The visability was so bad I drove past the resort twice. I suited up and grabvbed my board. Walked to the lift were I was meet by a very polite pretty young woman who then broke my heart into a million shards. "Sorry were closed". I nearly cried.
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by bryantp on 13th February 2007
Hakkoda review by bryantp
Hakkoda lived in my head for several years. Photos showed a fascinating place and everyone told me it was awesome. So, when I went there for the first time, my expectations were extremely high.

Hakkoda was better than I could imagine. I make my living with words and I don't really know any to express the experience. It makes all the other resorts seem so insignificant in comparison.

The moment I exited the tram ropeway, cold air blasted me. Quickly, I got
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by firedog23 on 13th April 2006
Hakkoda review
This review has been 4 years in the making with this past year defining it all. Hakkoda is it when it comes to learning and elevating your boarding. All it takes is a desire to improve. If boarding to you is groomed runs, lots of amenities, parks and a fashion show then go to Appi. If you are serious about deep snow, trees, steeps and almost spirtual runs every now and then go to Hakkoda.

Your first
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Moya Hills
モヤヒルズ
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2005
Review submitted by 'Hutch' before 2005
Moya Hills sits just south of Aomori city.

It's nothing special...just a place to get some night skiing turns in.

The great thing about Moya Hills really are their cabin....deluxe....and where the Outdoor group of JET stay when they ride at Hakkoda every February. Just 11,000 (incld tax) per night..... supposed to sleep four but can quietly cram up to 10 in each cabin. Very quietly cram and always tell them only 4 per cabin. (Half off night skiing if you stay
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2005
Review submitted by 'Phil Doyle' before 2006
Many years ago I saw some snowboard videos which featured riding in Japan. The videos were 'Snowboarders in Exile' and 'Critical Condition'. It was after watching these videos that I knew one day I would have to get to Japan, to see what they said in the video was true. In the video Steve Graham said people don't ride in the trees. Well about ten years later I have finally made it to Aomori-Ken. I now call Hakkouda Ropeway my
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2005
Review submitted by 'blue' before 2006
Aomori's Mt. Hakkoda is different. A huge mountain with several ways down, most of which give you a good shot at lots of untracked snow.

With a base of more than two and a half meters for most of the season and plenty of big dumps throughout the year, Hakkoda offers an abundance of powder for those who want to go out and find it.

Be careful going out alone if you don't know the mountain, as it is unforgiving to skiers
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Hakkoda
八甲田
Aomori City, Aomori
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2005
Review submitted by 'Will' before 2006
POWDER!
NO CROWDS!
YES!
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