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Northern Honshu


Appi Skiing and SnowboardingAppi

Located in the very north-east of Japan’s mainland Honshyu Island, Appi’s quality of snow is exceptional with 828 meters vertical mountain rise from peak to base. Appi’s 21 trails are accessible with ease and comfort.

How to get to Appi
From Narita Airport: (Narita Express Train) ⇒ Tokyo (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Morioka (Bus) ⇒ Appi
From Tokyo Station: Tokyo (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Morioka (Bus) ⇒ Appi
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Season Period Early December – Early May Night Skiing Open Until 20:00
Average Snowfall 12 meters Max Elevation/Vertical Rise 1328 meters/828 meters
Difficulty (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) 30%/40%30% Skiers/Snowboarders 70%/30%
Max Gradient (Steepness) 34 degrees Longest Run 5500 meters
Number of Courses/Runs 21 Number of Lifts/Gondolas 18


Zao LandscapeZao

Located in the south east of Yamagata, Niigata Prefecture, Zao is best known for its surreal phenomena “Snow Monsters” which are large stacks of hardened ice, formed as wind sculpts snow to frozen trees. Skiing through the monsters is a rare treat!

How to get to Zao
From Narita Airport: (Narita Express Train) ⇒ Tokyo (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Yamagata (Bus) ⇒ Zao
From Tokyo Station: (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Yamagata (Bus) ⇒ Zao
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Season Period Late November – Early May Night Skiing Open Until 21:00
Average Snowfall 12 meters Max Elevation/Vertical Rise 1660 meters/1880 meters
Difficulty (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) 40%/40%20% Skiers/Snowboarders 60%/40%
Max Gradient (Steepness) 38 degrees Longest Run 10000 meters
Number of Courses/Runs 26 Number of Lifts/Gondolas 42


HakkodaFresh Hakkoda Snow

Famous for its powder snow, Hakkoda offers an extensive area for getting deep into the heart of the back country.

How to get to Hakkoda
From Narita Airport: (Narita Express Train) ⇒ Tokyo (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Shin Aomori (Bus) ⇒ Hakkoda
From Tokyo Station: (Shinkansen Bullet Train) ⇒ Shin Aomori (Bus) ⇒ Hakkoda
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Season Period Early December – Early May Night Skiing Open No
Average Snowfall Max Elevation/Vertical Rise 1324 meters/664 meters
Difficulty (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) 20%/60%20% Skiers/Snowboarders 
Max Gradient (Steepness) 30 degrees Longest Run 5000 meters
Number of Courses/Runs Number of Lifts/Gondolas 3