Season: End Nov to End Apr
Number of courses: 5
Number of lifts: 2
Longest course: 5 km
can usually be organised through your hotel. In spring when there is more fine weMt. Hakkoda-san is the name given to a range of dormant volcanoes in central Aomori (the northern most prefecture on Japan’s main island, Honshu). Comprised of 8 major peaks, the area is subject to severe weather from across the Sea of Japan, manifesting in blizzards and poor visibility (but abundant snow) in winter. Hakkoda is essentially lift serviced backcountry. It consists of just one ropeway (with a 100 person gondola) for advanced skiers and a small chairlift for intermediates. The ropeway has no groomed runs, there are at least 10 backcountry courses which provide variety and challenge that keeps backcountry addicts coming back, usually for more than one week at a time. The chairlift has just two marked runs. There is some good skiing on the marked trails, but the good stuff is in the trees and in good weather with some hiking there is plenty of backcountry terrain that can be reached. For this though you really need a guide, which ather the ropeway gives you easy access to a vast area of the north Hakkoda range for lots of day tours.
*All prices are based on twin share 7nights accommodation and 6 day lift pass otherwise stated.
HAKKODA RESORT HOTEL
SUKAYU ONSEN RYOKAN
From Narita Airport
Passengers travelling from Narita Airport board the Narita Express to Tokyo Station. Travelling time approx. 1 hour.
Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Aomori, travelling time approx. 180 minutes.
Buses connect Aomori Station East bus stop no.1 with the Hakkoda Resort 3 times a day. The one way trip takes about 65 minutes and costs 1,100 yen
From Aomori Airport to Aomori Station
Buses connect Aomori Airport to Aomori Station every hour from 9:10 to 21:30. The one way trip takes about 35 minutes and costs 700 yen
Please note that the price fluctuates with the exchange rate and is subject to change and availability.