Snow Wonderland

Leap into this beautiful powder and enjoy winter to the fullest!

Natural surroundings and exquisite powder snow

The beautiful powder snow in Japan is attracting attention from all over the world.

The ideal powder snow at the snow resorts in Hachimantai is becoming famous throughout the world. The winter wind currents, which contain a lot of water vapor from the Sea of Japan, create snow clouds and move eastward, causing heavy wet snow to fall on the plains and mountains on the Sea of Japan side. After that, the snow clouds rising along the Ou Mountain Range become supercooled water droplets that do not freeze even at low temperatures. Then, the Maries’ fir trees growing near the summit of Mt. Hachimantai are coated in a layer of snow and ice from the strong wind, and form the largest area of snow monsters in Japan. These are the Hachimantai Snow Monsters. These snow clouds that formed the snow monsters then go farther east to the Hachimantai ski area, where they bring abundant dry powder snow. That’s why this area has some of the best powder snow in all of Japan.

After you ski or snowboard here, you’ll be blown away by the great powder snow. Appi Kogen Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in North Tohoku and has numerous varied runs. The Hachimantai Resort Panorama Ski Area is great for beginners and families with lots of enjoyable activities. The Hachimantai Resort Shimokura Ski Area is also popular among snowboarders and has steep and varied runs. Experience the spectacular snow sports areas in Hachimantai.

Enjoy the dreamy powder snow on varied runs!
Appi Kogen Ski Resort

This vast ski area boasts 21 runs in total.

There are six large tree run areas where you can enjoy riding down dynamic varied slopes on some of the finest powder snow in the world.

If you’re into backcountry, Appi Kogen started Hachimantai Cat Tours so you can ride a Snow Cat up the mountain and ski down. Right now these tours are exploding in popularity!

The expanded APPI Snow Play Land Family Area is full of things you can enjoy including airboards, snow races, and more, making playing in the snow even more fun and exciting.

* the Tree Run Zone is an area advanced skiers and snowboarders only. Please familiarize yourself with the local rules and follow them.

At Hachimantai Resort
There are ski areas for both beginners and advanced alike.

Hachimantai Resort Panorama Ski Resort
Beginners and families can relax on the gentle slopes, and it’s also great for boarders.

The varied gentle slopes are also popular among boarders. You can also enjoy a backcountry tour via a Cat.

A snow escalator was newly added to the Hachimantai Winter Land for families to enjoy. The area is surrounded by a net, so children just learning to ski and snowboard can safely practice here. Skids Camp makes skiing fun with enjoyable lessons for kids!

The tree run areas have been expanded. Dive into the perfect powder snow!
Hachimantai Resort Shimokura Ski Area

The Shimokura Ski Area is protected from the wind, so the lifts hardly ever stop.

There are now three tree run areas here through the distinctive beautiful beech tree forest. The ultra-light powder snow is among the best in Japan, giving you the best possible experience. Get a deep backcountry experience with a local guide and hike up into the mountains.