Appi Kogen (Hachimantai Town, Iwate)

Appi Kogen
安比高原 (岩手県 八幡平町)
Planned season: Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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Appi Kogen is located in Hachimantai city in the north-western region of Iwate Prefecture. It is one of the largest and well-known ski and snowboard resorts in the northern Tohoku region of Japan with slopes on Mt Maemori and Mt Nishimori in Hachimantai National Park. The resort is about 50km north of Morioka City and is popular throughout the year with a golf course and relatively cool temperatures in the summer months. Appi Kogen has been operating since 1981.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

The Mountain

1305m
805m
500m
34"
21
5500m
18
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 2 3 0 11 0 2

Appi Kogen Course Map

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Appi Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - 60cm 1st - 185cm 1st - 225cm 1st - 300cm
2nd - 70cm 2nd - 185cm 2nd - 225cm 2nd - 300cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd - 190cm 3rd - 225cm 3rd - 320cm
4th - 70cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 235cm 4th - 320cm
5th - 70cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 240cm 5th - 320cm
6th - 70cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 325cm
7th - 70cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 250cm 7th - 325cm
8th - 70cm 8th - 190cm 8th - 250cm 8th - 325cm
9th - 90cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 250cm 9th - 310cm
10th - 90cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 250cm 10th - 310cm
11th - 90cm 11th - 190cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 290cm
12th - 110cm 12th - 190cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 290cm
13th - 110cm 13th - 190cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 290cm
14th - 135cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 265cm 14th - 290cm
15th - 135cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 280cm 15th - 290cm
16th - 135cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 280cm 16th - 270cm
17th - 135cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 260cm
18th - 135cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 280cm 18th - 260cm
19th - 135cm 19th - 195cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 260cm
20th - 150cm 20th - 195cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 260cm
21st - 150cm 21st - 195cm 21st - 295cm 21st - 260cm
22nd - 150cm 22nd - 195cm 22nd - 295cm 22nd - 260cm
23rd - 150cm 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 295cm 23rd - 280cm
24th - 150cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 295cm 24th - 280cm
25th - 150cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 295cm 25th - 280cm
26th - 165cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 295cm 26th - 270cm
27th - 175cm 27th - 215cm 27th - 295cm 27th - 270cm
28th - 185cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 270cm
29th - 185cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 260cm
30th - 185cm 30th - 215cm 30th 30th - 260cm
31st - 185cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - 260cm

Previous Statistics

Appi Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at APPI. Please see our Lessons in English page for more info
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'APPI Happy Snowpark' is located near the base of the resort. There is a 650 yen entry charge for those with valid lift tickets, otherwise 1,000 yen.

The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in Appi Plaza on the 2nd Floor - reservations required, 3200 yen for half a day and 4800 yen for a full day. 
Park Information
Park information
There 'Salomon Snow Park' offers a range of items and plans to be open from 23rd December 2017 until 1st April 2018. Entry with a valid lift pass. There is also a skill-up zone with waves and banks and a mogul practice run. 

Appi Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 3:40pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 3:40pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Appi Kogen is open from 8:30am until 3:40pm on weekdays and Saturdays and from 8am until 3:40pm on holidays in the daytime.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.

Appi Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under 6 years old
Older Child
School age (6-18 years)
Senior
60 years & over
8 Hours 5,600 yen yen 3,300 yen 3,900 yen
5 Hours 5,300 yen yen 3,000 yen 3,600 yen
2 Days 10,900 yen yen 6,300 yen 7,500 yen
3 Days 16,200 yen yen 9,300 yen 11,100 yen
1 Day (early & spring) 3,900 yen yen 2,600 yen 3,000 yen
5 Hours (early & spring) 3,600 yen yen 2,300 yen 2,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 8 Hour ticket is valid for 8 hours from the time of purchase.
The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.

The early and spring tickets are valid from 2nd December until 22nd December 2017 and also from 26th March until 6th May 2018.

Getting to Appi Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
44.7km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
10.1km from Appi Kogen Station on the Hanawa Line
30km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Appi Kogen is about 10km from the small Appi Kogen Station on the Hanawa line.

It is just under 45km from Morioka Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Appi Kogen by public transport
bus
Bus
Shuttle bus services are available from Morioka Station to the south and that journey takes about 1 hour.
By Car
Car
12.6km from the Matsuo Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
15.5km from the Ashiro IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (2.3km away)
Direction
Direction
Appi Kogen is located about 2km off Route 282. The resort is just under 13km from the Matsuo Hachimantai IC exit of the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Matsuo Hachimantai IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 45. After just over 200m turn left to continue on Prefecture Road 45. Turn left here and continue for about 3km until reaching the main Route 282 road. Turn left onto Route 282 and continue for about 8km until reaching some traffic lights with a Lawson convenience store on the left hand side. Appi Kogen is signposted at this junction - turn left and follow the signs for a few kilometres up to the Appi Kogen resort base.

From the Ashiro IC to the north, turn right onto Route 282 to head south towards 'Appi Heights' (as it is signposted) and Morioka. Continue on Route 282 for around 13km until reaching the signposted turn for Appi Kogen. Turn right and follow the signs for a few kilometres to the Appi Kogen resort base.

>> More information on getting to Appi Kogen by car
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 7000 vehicles close to the base of Appi Kogen.

More Information

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Address
Address
Appi Kogen
Hachimantai-shi
Iwate-ken
028-7396
Telephone
Telephone
0195-73-6401
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2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

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