Appi Kogen

Closed

Overall

4.3
Appi Kogen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 21 runs spanning 697 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Appi Kogen vs
Appi KogenAkakura Kanko
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
expert--
total runs21 10
ski area697ac -
summit elevation4,357ft 4,921ft
total lifts16 7
child lift ticket¥3,600 JPY ($32 USD) ¥3,000 JPY ($27 USD)
adult lift ticket¥5,900 JPY ($53 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall145″ -

Appi Kogen Reviews

Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Jan 02, 2018
JVJanelle V.
advanced skier
Appi Kogen is such an amazing resort!! I have always been able to find good powder runs and I enjoy the length of each run! There's always new places to explore and have adventures. Would recommend any skier/boarder from beginner to expert to experience this resort!... More
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 29, 2017
JSJessi S.
intermediate snowboarder
Appi Kogen has great powder covering the entire vertical. There are 21 trails at this resort with a lot of variety. The resort also offers lessons in English, making it even more convenient for English-speaking families and single riders.... More
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 24, 2017
TMTim M.
advanced snowboarder
A wonderfully powdered palace of fun! The runs are long, fun, and adventurous. I'd love to go back and spend a season exploring it, but it's so hard when Japan has so many amazing places to explore. The overcrowded mainstream resorts are great, but it's always good to keep an eye out for the "off the beaten track" ones too. I love Tohoku and... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
LILeandro I.
expert skier
Great mountain and amazing snow quality! Very dry and powdery conditions are frequent in this Iwate resort. It offers a few hotels with good onsen and good food. Some of the least used trails are in a smaller peak served by an old double lift! Worth a try for the good snow they have! Accessibility is not the main point here, cause it's a bit far... More
Average!

2.7 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
DRDavid R.
advanced snowboarder
Yeah, APPI it's a great place. It's got just about everything you need, but you'll have to pay for it. Really good runs, but don't veer off the beaten track because they have cameras installed under the lifts and the snow patrol (no pun intended) will be on you faster than goose shit through a tin funnel. The Zyler courses are fun and the views are... More
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