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.

Come & Enjoy APPI Backcountry Tour ♪

When : Feb 27
Hours : 7am – 5pm
* Meet at 6:45am, at APPI Nature School (Hotel APPI Grand Main Building 1F)
Who : Age 13 who experienced backcountry before
Fee : 7,500yen without rental package
10,500yen with rental package
* Rental package includes mountain skis, seal & telescopic ski poles OR telemark skis, seal boots & telescopic ski poles
* One-time lift ticket fee on tour (300yen) is not included.
* Hot spring fee on tour is not included.
Reservation : Until 3 days before
Prepare : 1. Lunch, drink, foods while skiing, protection against cold, clothes, towels, etc.
2. Telemark skis or mountain skis, seal, beacon, helmet & rucksack.
* Recommend to prepare probe, shovel and headlight.
Course : Akita Hachimaitai Ski Field → Summit of Mt. Hachimantai (lunch) → Goshougake Onsen (Onsen available)
Note : Snowboard is NOT applicable.
Native English-speaking guide is not available.

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

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 5pm on prior 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.

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!