Appi Kogen ski resort is located in the Appi Highlands in Iwate Prefecture, about 50km north of Morioka, Japan. It offers a large variety of wide, long ski courses, including groomed and ungroomed runs and mogul terrains. Each winter season amazing powder covers all of the Appi Kogen Ski resort's 828m (2716.5ft) vertical from peak to base.
The 21 trails at the ski resort are easily and comfortably accessible by two eight-person gondolas and three high-speed quad chairs. Ski trails are situated mainly along the terrain of Mount Maemori (1305 meters). Skiers and snowboarders can also enjoy two runs on the adjacent Mount Nishimori (1328m). The 282-hectare resort’s north facing slopes keep the snow in top condition throughout the season. On average, more than 8m of dry powder snow falls each season.
Other attractions include a snow park with rails and other obstacles for snowboarders to try out stunts. A family park with sleds, snow tubes and mini-courses for children to enjoy the snow. At the foot of the slopes stands the resort center, where rental equipment, shops, and food establishments are available. There is also a ski school where skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered.
Appi Kogen ski resort is renowned for its quality grooming and there are plenty of runs left ungroomed for those who love powder. The terrain breakdown is approximately 30% beginner trails, 40% intermediate and 30% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Appi Kogen ski resort is a resort in the conventional sense. It doesn’t have a village or town per se. But considering the environment you’ll certainly be immersed in new age Japanese culture and the local customs. Don’t worry if you don’t speak fluent Japanese. The ski resort caters really well to English speaking visitors with lots of English signage and English menus in the restaurants. At Appi Kogen ski resort you’re not likely to have many lost in translation moments!
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