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Annual Ski Trip

We had a week at Appi Kogen and really enjoyed the skiing. With two Gondolas, it is easy to get... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Tony R
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
via mobile
Excellent ski resort with wide selection of runs for all levels

We stayed here (in the Grand Annex 1) during Feb 2018. There is a wide selection of runs for all... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
OS_HK1
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a week at Appi Kogen and really enjoyed the skiing. With two Gondolas, it is easy to get from bottom to top quickly. Slopes are well groomed.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We stayed here (in the Grand Annex 1) during Feb 2018. There is a wide selection of runs for all abilities and also a Salomon snow board park for boarders. A small selection of slopes are open until 8pm for night skiing and are floodlit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank OS_HK1
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Great skiing. The snow was fantastic and the crowds low, even on Sunday!! Fresh tracks still available at 2pm!! well worth a few days skiing. Reasonably big by Japanese standards. Ski school had English speaking staff. Lots of luck choices, prices OK.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mattred74
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Appi is the first place I have night snowboarded and it did not disappoint! There was three long lifts open and plenty of powder to be ridden under the chairlift. 10/10 would go again. My room at the Appi grand hotel was very spacious and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Was there with the family (2 young kids) and overall a great trip. Skiing wise, we were lucky to get mostly great sunny weather and the slopes were generally not that crowded when we were there in early Jan. There was night skiing that started...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Han L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The lifts and on hill operations are pathetic!! You will spend half your day in line or on the slowest lifts in Japan! No doubling up, singles allowed to ride old triples. They really have no clue how to run a ski resort. The snows...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank B V
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The hotel is located far from Morioka train station. A bus commute between Morioka station and the resort with very limited numbers. The bus in the morning was at 11.15am and took an hour to reach the resort. The check in time is 3pm thus...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank elenasP6097VL
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Appi Kogen in August. It was very quiet without lots of skiers but I visited the top of the mountain and saw the ski runs which looked great. I hope to come back in winter and try them.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Appi is a "bubble era" resort, which means it was purpose built for skiing and is not centred around a traditional village. A huge hotel complex sits at the base, with modern facilities. Lifts are a mixed bag of older style open chairs, covered chairs...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank melscottmax
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were a bit unlucky I think, as a lot of the runs on the mountain were closed due to a lack of snow - I believe a lot of them opened up after we left. The facilities look like they would be amazing if...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank vyabsley
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