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.

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from $1,289 per person Hakkoda Resort Hotel is located only a few minutes’ walk from the ropeway. The perfect base camp for your backcountry tours with experienced guides, which can be booked through the hotel. The hotel has its own onsen, a relaxing atmosphere and serves gourmet meals.

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from $1,831 per person The Jogakura hotel is set in a forest of beech trees which one can fully appreciate through the glass whilst soaking in the large communal bath. The hotel has its own backcountry guide team. Various styles of rooms are available, all with western beds and ensuites.

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from $1,196 per person Traditional Japanese inn style accommodation with two in house onsens communal baths. Lots of history (300 years) and character in this ryokan. All rooms are tatami style with traditional futon bedding.

Access information

From Narita Airport

Passengers travelling from Narita Airport board the Narita Express to Tokyo Station. Travelling time approx. 1 hour.

From Tokyo

Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Aomori, travelling time approx. 180 minutes.

From Aomori

By Bus

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

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Private Transfer is also available between Aomori station and Hakkoda accommodations. HakkodaMap

Please note that the price fluctuates with the exchange rate and is subject to change and availability.