Appi Kogen

At Appi Kogen it is a case of “Don’t Worry be Appi”. Renowned as one of the best quality ski resorts and features superior hotels, facilities and services, Appi Kogen boasts 700 acres of ski terrain with the longest run covering 5.5km. Groomed runs are the resort’s forte but it also offers fantastic powder riding.  The resort offers all the bells and whistles and really does cater to the discerning skiers and boarders who are looking for that high-quality experience.


Appi Kogen has a well-developed lift system including two gondolas, three high speed hooded quad chairs, 11 double chairs and 8 metres of powder per season, measured after they have smoothed it down. The variety of slopes, snow parks and discretional off-piste skiing make Appi Kogen a priceless winter experience. Off the slopes, there is an abundance of activities for couples, families and children including a family park, karaoke, snowshoeing and local Japanese tours. Appi Kogen offers it all.

  • The longest ski run is 5.5km
  • An incredible variety of terrain
  • Plenty of powder
  • Groomed runs are a highlight
  • Non-skiing activities for all ages
  • Great Japanese hospitality
  • Has a range of restaurants

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 1,328 Metres
Village Elevation 500 Metres
Base Elevation 500 Metres
Vertical Drop 828 Metres
Lifts 16
Runs 21
Ave Annual Snowfall 800 cm
Terrain Beginner 30%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Other Activities

At Appi Kogen there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Backcountry skiing
  • Telemark skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Matsukawa hot springs
  • Family activities: including tubing and tobogganing
  • Day trip to Morioka: featuring a temple, grand estate, castle and German brewery

Getting There

Getting to Appi Kogen

Appi Kogen is located on Honshu (the main island of Japan), and 580km north of Tokyo.

Tokyo’s Narita Airport is the main gateway airport for Appi Kogen then the resort is a 3-4 hours train/bus trip.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Appi Kogen has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.