APPI / HACHIMANTAI SKI AREA 2016-17 – Skiing & Snowboarding Version
Real Japanese deep powder riding on a vast scale
Appi brings a European-style resort ambience to a beautiful natural area of Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Iwate Prefecture.The resort is famous throughout Japan for its vast size, encompassing 282 hectares over two 1,300-metre mountains.With a total of 21 runs, it offers an exciting variety of slopes for all riders, and is open for night skiing from late December to late March. Another of Appi’s natural blessings is its industrial quantities of what the locals call ‘aspirin powder’: light, fluffy powder snow. And while the snow on the many south-facing slopes at nearby resorts begins to slush-ify on sunny days, Appi’s north-facing slopes always keep it fresh for riding.
Appi has a great ski and snowboard school that provides lessons in English, and its Salomon & Atomic Collaboration Station has quality ski equipment available for hire. As well as the top racing models, freestyle, and powder skis, it carries the latest Salomon & Atomic ski boots, plus a huge range of snowboards.
An all day adult lift pass during the peak season at Appi is ¥5,400, and its wide selection of excellent value snow activities and tours keeps all ages entertained.A standout is the deep powder tour of the nearby Shimokura Ski Area, and secluded hot spring inn enclave of Matsukawa Onsen – with free travel for guests staying at Hotel APPI Grand.
Appi is accessible from Tokyo in around three hours, aboard the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train to Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, and a connecting bus. Don’t pass up an opportunity to visit for an adventure in premier powder and a friendly outdoor lovers’ paradise.
APPI AND HACHIMANTAI SKI AREA
5.5 km longest run
2 gondola lifts
34° steepest slope
805 m vertical drop
ENGLISH SERVICE CENTRE OF APPI RESORT