Located around 3.5hrs by bullet train and bus is Tohoku’s largest resort of Appi Kogen and is considered one of the best quality ski resorts in Japan. The 282 hectare resort’s north facing slopes keep the snow in top condition throughout the season. On average, more than 8 metres of dry powder snow falls each season. The resort is renowned for its quality grooming and there are plenty of runs left ungroomed for those who love powder.
3.5hrs from Narita Airport
1,328m above sea level
8m annual snow fall
Terrain: ○ 30%,
□ 40%, ◇ 30%
Park & pipe facilities
Night skiing available
December – April
Top 4 reasons to choose Appi
- Family friendly facilities and activities
- Ski-in ski-out accommodations
- Good for novices and intermediate skiers
- Japanese hospitality
Accommodation in Appi is in the three main and very well appointed hotels, with either Ski in/ Ski out access or within metres of the ski lifts and all with fantastic facilities, services and dining options.
Getting to Appi
Lift Passes / Night Skiing
Appi lift passes can be purchased once you arrive in resort and arranged through your accommodation hosts. One pass provides lift access to all resort areas with the choice of hourly passes, day passes or multi day passes. Night Skiing is available on the lower slopes.
There is no in-bounds off-piste skiing in Appi and the ski patrol is very strict. There is some legally accessible side country and back country terrain, however services of a certified local guide is required.
English speaking Instructors are limited and only available for private lessons. Advanced bookings required. All group lessons are conducted in Japanese.
There are a few rental shops in the Appi area and the Hotel Appi Grand carries the latest in performance equipment and a wide range of sizes that best cater for foreign guests. They have a large fleet of modern, quality equipment for all levels and style of snow riding and also have English speaking staff.
Dining & Nightlife
There are a couple of bars within the hotels open till midnight, and private Karaoke rooms are available for hire, however the town is quite small and quiet.