Located around 3.5 hours 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 which runs from the start of December through to the beginning of May – about 160 days.
On average, more than 8 metres of dry powder snow fall on Appi each season. The resort is renowned for its quality grooming but don’t worry there are plenty of runs left ungroomed for those that love powder. The accommodation is hotel style in the Hotel Appi Grand and Appi Grand Tower.