We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
195Reviews0Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 82
  • 86
  • 21
  • 4
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
John A wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan399 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
We chose Appi Kogen to ski as it was a bit off the beaten path from Nagano but still a Shinkansen ride from Tokyo (plus a bus/train shuttle). We wanted a bit more local Japan feel than Sapporo as well, and Appi certainly feels more Japanese than places like Niseko. For those seeking powder of the off-piste kind, this is a good option. Plus there's partial groomed and ungroomed trails for those just trying out powder but not wanting to go head first into trees. The trails were challenging but manageable. There are tons of lifts but the wind can pick up and shut down areas of the mountain, so make hay while the wind is calm. The high rise hotel at the base of the mountain is convenient, roomy, and pretty affordable compared to other places. We didn't get a room with a view since we just wanted to ski, not look out the window. The onsen on-site is pretty bad, but the onsen that's a 5 minute shuttle bus is really nice - it has both indoor and outdoor soaks - and has beer in the vending machine for after. This is not a night-life seeking type of place by any stretch, but really good restaurants at the hotel with drinks at the bar and on the hill for apres ski, but best go somewhere else if that's your main goal. If you want really nice powder, a chance for off-piste that's not super hard, and a bit of a true Japanese resort style stay, come here.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Pong trips wrote a review Mar. 2020
Niles, Illinois28 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed for seven days of skiing, the room and services was truly excellent. With plenty of amenities and stuff to do beside skiing. The hotels foods and gifts shops is the best that I have ever seen for a Japanese ski resort. Their outdoor onsen which is a short bus ride away is a must. Their central food court is highly recommended if you are on a budget. Unfortunately this was truly a bad year for snow sports here. The conditions was icy on the lower half of the mountain., due to the warm winter. Hopefully global warming will skip next year. I would definitely come back again. Please be aware slow chairlift due to a lot of beginners and first time skiers and snowboarders.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Jim N wrote a review Feb. 2020
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan3 contributions
Good location spoiled by a lack of grooming, with chopped up runs left to freeze and become unridable.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
John K wrote a review Jan. 2020
63 contributions7 helpful votes
This place only fun for those who ski and snowboard want to learn them. You must make sure to have the skill to have this fun not to break any bones. Its food court will be full pack at 12-13.00 and taste so-so
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Helpful
Share
t. c. wrote a review Mar. 2019
Hong Kong, China354 contributions77 helpful votes
1. As mentioned in some skiing websites, many slopes are quite long when compared with many other Japan ski resorts 2. even when there was no fresh snow at all during my stay, snow was still relatively dry and powdery 3. there are tree run areas (the resort required to fill in a form and wear an armband) 4. the resort organises side country/ lift side ski tour in Appi, and side country / CAT skiing in another resort close to it (Hachimantai ski resort) 5. the food in the food court is reasonable, whilst there is a lunch restaurant (forgot the name but its a purple house) that offers very delicious food 6. ski school has local/foreign instructors. I had taken one day class with an ski instructor from UK, friendly and with positive attitude. 7. small mountain animals seem common. We saw a rabbit when skiing the tree run. 8. there are a few children play rooms. 9. there is a poor reptile kept in a small transparent container right outside the playroom in the mall of the resort.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2019
1 Repost
Helpful
Share
Previous