Be Happy in APPI!

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Be Happy in APPI

APPI is located in latitude 40° N where some of the world’s most famous ski resorts, including Austria’s Arlberg and USA’s Aspen, lie. Occupying 282 ha in the magnificent setting of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, near the northernmost point of Main Island in Japan the easiest way to APPI is via train and bus. The Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Morioka takes about 2.5 hours, and there is a bus that goes directly from Morioka to APPI Hotels (50 min).

APPI is on Mt. Maemori (1305m) and Mt. Nishimori (1328m) and most slopes are facing the north side where snow conditions are better because of less direct sun hitting the slopes during the day. Plus, APPI’s Aspirin Snow (light and fine snow flakes) is perfect for skiers and snowboarders from mid December till early May. Ski-in and ski-out is available with a handful of extended runs that start high on Mt. Maemori including the longest run, Yamabato Run (5.5 km) for beginners, finishing at the hotel APPI Grand. The large scale of 21 different terrains is similar to European and American resorts for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

APPI Ski Resort Japan

The lemon gold APPI Grand Hotel is popular and distinctive and provides a delightfully high standard of accommodation, a very extensive range of facilities and exceptional service. The hotel has 230 rooms in the main building and 174 rooms in the adjoining tower. All rooms are Western-style and room types include a range of twin rooms, family rooms and semi-suites. There are bars and restaurants, swimming pool, gym, hot spring, rental centre and shops under the same roof. APPI Grand Villa3 is also popular with families.

APPI resort is a family-friendly resort with a wide range of additional features including nature experience programs such as snowshoeing and country skiing, private ski and snowboard lessons with English-speaking instructors. APPI Family Park is conveniently situated in front of the Hotel Appi Grand and is fully-fenced, providing loads of fun for kids. In addition to lots of playground equipment, the park has magic carpets to service tubing, tobogganing and a ski area. A collection of Kamakura igloos are also enjoyed as a popular lunch spot for family groups.

APPI’s Salomon & Atomic Collaboration Station has quality ski equipment available for hire. As well as the top racing models, freestyle and powder skis it carries the latest Salomon & Atomic ski boots, plus a huge range of snowboards.

APPI Ski Resort Japan

For more information about the other facilities, please visit APPI English website:

English signs are well-provided in all facilities and the staff are very friendly so …

Don’t Worry, Be APPI!