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Appi Kogen

Appi Kogen Ski Resort Guide

Appi Kogen, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length45km28 miles
Highest Lift1,305m4,281ft
Resort Height520m1,706ft
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Appi Kogen

A modern and luxurious resort with a spectacular huge yellow tower-block hotel making up the main one of three base areas. Hot springs and Japan's deepest lake nearby, friendly, modern, great ice cream.


The Japanese ski resort of Appi Kogen is at an altitude of 520m1,706ft, with 45km28 miles of marked runs.

Appi Kogen is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 45km28 miles of downhill skiing, with 39 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Appi Kogen offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Appi Kogen.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Appi Kogen?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Appi Kogen.

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Snow Forecast by day for Appi Kogen

Ski Area Stats

Appi Kogen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1521km13 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2119km12 miles
Total Length
45km28 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Appi Kogen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,305m4,281ft
Lowest Piste520m1,706ft
Resort Altitude (Appi Kogen)520m1,706ft
Max Vertical785m2,575ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Appi Kogen
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Appi Kogen?

This ski resort is in Iwate, Japan.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 28,136 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Appi Kogen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Appi Kogen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Appi Kogen Tourist Office for the latest.

Appi Kogen