Hakkoda Ropeway (Aomori City, Aomori)

Hakkoda Ropeway
八甲田ロープウェー
(青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2021 until mid May 2022
Official snow depth 340cm (-10cm) [updated on 22nd January 2022]

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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. It is not like most other ski areas 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.

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 Ropeway Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
21/22
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20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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1st - - 1st 210cm 260cm 1st - 285cm 1st - 400cm
2nd - - 2nd 250cm 255cm 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 360cm
3rd - - 3rd 260cm 250cm 3rd - 290cm 3rd - 350cm
4th - - 4th 250cm 270cm 4th - 300cm 4th - 350cm
5th - - 5th 310cm 290cm 5th - 355cm 5th - 350cm
6th - - 6th 285cm 270cm 6th - 360cm 6th - 335cm
7th - - 7th 270cm 270cm 7th - 340cm 7th - 350cm
8th - - 8th 310cm 300cm 8th - 370cm 8th - 335cm
9th - - 9th 300cm 280cm 9th - 390cm 9th - 340cm
10th - - 10th 290cm 270cm 10th - 390cm 10th - 350cm
11th - - 11th 290cm 270cm 11th - 390cm 11th - 340cm
12th - - 12th 290cm 270cm 12th - 390cm 12th - 335cm
13th - - 13th 300cm 255cm 13th - 360cm 13th - 330cm
14th - - 14th 320cm 265cm 14th - 350cm 14th - 330cm
15th - - 15th 370cm 260cm 15th - 350cm 15th - 340cm
16th - - 16th 370cm 245cm 16th - 350cm 16th - 335cm
17th - - 17th 350cm 250cm 17th - 370cm 17th - 330cm
18th - - 18th 350cm 240cm 18th - 355cm 18th - 330cm
19th - 200cm 19th 350cm 260cm 19th - 355cm 19th - 330cm
20th - 230cm 20th 350cm 260cm 20th - 360cm 20th - 325cm
21st - 250cm 21st 350cm 285cm 21st - 360cm 21st - 320cm
22nd - 240cm 22nd 340cm 290cm 22nd - 360cm 22nd - 310cm
23rd - 210cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 350cm 23rd - 310cm
24th 130cm 190cm 24th - 270cm 24th - 390cm 24th - 310cm
25th 135cm 190cm 25th - 270cm 25th - 435cm 25th - 300cm
26th 150cm 190cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 420cm 26th - 290cm
27th 160cm 210cm 27th - 250cm 27th - 440cm 27th - 290cm
28th 190cm 200cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 420cm 28th - 290cm
29th 200cm 190cm 29th - 245cm 29th - - 29th - 240cm
30th 200cm 210cm 30th - 250cm 30th 30th - 230cm
31st 210cm 240cm 31st - 290cm 31st 31st - 220cm

Hakkoda Ropeway 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
 
Park Information
Park information
 

Hakkoda Ropeway 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 night skiing at Hakkoda.

Usually open from 9:00am with the last Ropeway either at 3:40pm (November through February) or 4:20pm (March through early November).

Hakkoda Ropeway Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
Ropeway single 1,250 yen 450 yen
Ropeway return 2,000 yen 700 yen
6 times ticket 6,100 yen 2,150 yen
11 times ticket 10,100 yen 3,000 yen
1 Month Ropeway 30,000 yen 6,000 yen
Season Ropeway 63,000 yen 21,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Getting to Hakkoda Ropeway

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.
bus
Bus
A bus is available from Aomori Station and takes about 1 hour.
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.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the Ropeway.

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
Current resort snow depth
340cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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