Experience Program - Snow Resort - APPI Winter Season


Nature Experience Programs

Nordic Skiing, Telemark Skiing, Snowshoeing and more!

The amazingly beautiful snow-covered forest welcomes you.

In APPI Resort, you have rare opportunities to spend precious time in the beautiful northern Japanese forests. In winter season, Ihatov Nature School offers various programs that help you to experience the APPI’s nature.

Snowshoe Nature Trail - Let's Walk in Fresh Snow Forest! -

*Hotel Guests Only

Want to play in the “fluffy” snow!? In the forest just behind Hotel APPI Grand, there are so many fun things to see and play that you cannot find on the ski slopes. You might be able to see wild animals!

When : Dec 20-Mar 29
Hours : 9am - 4pm (Last Entry) *Close at 5pm
Who : Everyone
Fee : Trail use fee: Hotel Guest FREE / Visitor 1,000yen
Rental Item: 1,000yen (Snowshoe, boots, Guide Map, Field Glasses & Tea Set included)
*Snowshoe Rental: Age +5
Reservation : Not necessary (*First come first served basis)
Note : Gears: warm ski or snowboard wear, hat, gloves, goggles (or sunglasses)
Special : Guided Tour:
Go out with a nature guide and have more fun!
*Reservation until noon on the day
Capacity: 10 people max
Age +13: 1,000yen
Age 5-12: 500yen

Winter Mountain Trekking - Let's Play in Forest Refuge! -

When you take a gondola and hike up to the summit of Mt. Maemori, 360°panoramic view is awaiting you. Rout is mostly downhill and easy for snow trekking beginners.

When : Jan 31-Mar 29
Hours : 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Who : Person age 10 and over
Capacity : 8 people max. (2 people min.)
Fee : Hotel Guest 3,000yen / Visitor 3,500yen
*Gondola fee separate
Reservation : Until 5pm on the day before
Note : * Rental snowshoes, boots, poles included
(500yen discount if you bring your own snowshoes)
* Walking Distance: About 3-4km
* Course would be changed depending on the weather and snow conditions.

Night Hike - Try Cool Night Adventure! -

*Hotel Guests Only

How is the night winter forest like? Let’s put snowshoes on and go out to explore! You might find out the secrets of nocturnal animals.

When : Every Sat: Dec 20-Mar 28
Hours : 7:30pm-9pm
Who : Hotel Guests (Age 5 and over)
Fee : 2,000yen (Snowshoe and Snow boots)

Craftwork “Kosherube” - Let's Make Your Memorial accessory!

*Hotel Guests Only

“Kosherube” means “Let’s make!” in Iwate dialect. How about making your own accessories as a memory of your stay in APPI?

When : Dec 20-Mar 28: 4pm-7pm
Dec 6-19, Mar 29-May 6: 1pm-5pm
Who : Everyone
Fee : From 500yen
Reservation : Anytime for Business Hour
Note : * The numbers of seats are limited.

Private Lesson & Guide... Experience Everything!

Backcountry ski tours around APPI and Hachimantai, private Telemark ski lessons are also available. Please ask English Service Centre for details.

When : Winter Season
Capacity : 1-5 people for 1 guide
Reservation : Until 5pm before the day

Ihatov APPI Nature School

APPI is located in latitude 40 degrees north and lucky to have distinctive four seasons, which allow us to experience various activities throughout the year. In winter season, we offer programs to enjoy the APPI’s beautiful snow-covered forest. Please join our programs and have fun in the deep powder snow!