Hakkoda (Aomori City, Aomori)

八甲田 (青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2016 until mid May 2017
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Hakkoda is located on the slopes of the Hakkoda mountain range to the south of central Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture. Hakkoda is popular for people seeking backcountry tracks. In fact it is not like most other ski hills in Japan that have mostly clearly-defined courses. It is also well known for the juhyo 'ice monster' formations like those found at Zao Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture, though here you can ski powder runs between them. Weather conditions here can be severe, but Hakkoda enjoys long seasons usually from late November or early December until mid May. Hakkoda has been operating since 1969.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu and borders Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture to the south. Hokkaido is to the north across the Tsugaru Strait. There are a number of ski hills located across Aomori Prefecture, mostly small in scale. The capital, Aomori city, is located in the central area by the shores of Mutsu Bay and to the north of the Hakkoda mountains.

The Mountain

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Hakkoda Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 150cm 1st 240cm 200cm 1st 285cm 200cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 150cm 2nd 260cm 210cm 2nd 280cm 230cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd 130cm 150cm 3rd 275cm 220cm 3rd 270cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 140cm 4th 270cm 220cm 4th 275cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 160cm 5th 260cm 210cm 5th 280cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 160cm 6th 250cm 200cm 6th 270cm 210cm
7th - - 7th 125cm 150cm 7th 260cm 210cm 7th 290cm 180cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 160cm 8th 275cm 220cm 8th 300cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 160cm 9th 270cm 210cm 9th 310cm 170cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 160cm 10th 260cm 220cm 10th 310cm 170cm
11th - - 11th 175cm 190cm 11th 260cm 240cm 11th 340cm 180cm
12th - - 12th 190cm 210cm 12th 260cm 230cm 12th 330cm 180cm
13th - - 13th 220cm 195cm 13th 260cm 210cm 13th 320cm 180cm
14th - - 14th 210cm 185cm 14th 270cm 160cm 14th 310cm 170cm
15th 90cm 25cm 15th 240cm 190cm 15th 275cm 150cm 15th 305cm 170cm
16th 90cm 25cm 16th 220cm 195cm 16th 270cm 180cm 16th 305cm 170cm
17th 140cm 30cm 17th 230cm 190cm 17th 240cm 190cm 17th 300cm 170cm
18th 140cm 45cm 18th 225cm 180cm 18th 270cm 190cm 18th 300cm 170cm
19th 125cm 50cm 19th 220cm 160cm 19th 265cm 190cm 19th 300cm 150cm
20th 110cm 50cm 20th 220cm 160cm 20th 270cm 180cm 20th 300cm 150cm
21st 110cm 50cm 21st 210cm 180cm 21st 290cm 180cm 21st 290cm 150cm
22nd 100cm 45cm 22nd 205cm 200cm 22nd 290cm 200cm 22nd 290cm 150cm
23rd 70cm 40cm 23rd 215cm 190cm 23rd 280cm 190cm 23rd 290cm 150cm
24th 85cm 40cm 24th 230cm 180cm 24th 275cm 205cm 24th 300cm 160cm
25th 85cm 40cm 25th 240cm 190cm 25th 290cm 215cm 25th 300cm 160cm
26th 80cm 70cm 26th 240cm 200cm 26th 295cm 220cm 26th 300cm 160cm
27th 90cm 70cm 27th 230cm 200cm 27th 300cm 210cm 27th 290cm 165cm
28th 105cm 110cm 28th 235cm 195cm 28th 295cm 210cm 28th 290cm 160cm
29th 100cm 150cm 29th 230cm 190cm 29th - 200cm 29th 290cm 150cm
30th 135cm 160cm 30th 230cm 190cm 30th 30th 290cm 140cm
31st 135cm 160cm 31st 235cm 190cm 31st 31st 290cm 140cm

Previous Statistics

Hakkoda Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hakkoda. There are six official 'tour routes' and tour guides operating at Hakkoda are available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hakkoda Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at Hakkoda.

Hakkoda Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
Ropeway single 1,180 yen 570 yen
Ropeway return 1,850 yen 870 yen
5 times ticket 5,050 yen 2,250 yen 5,050 yen
1 Month Ropeway 14,500 yen 7,200 yen
1 Month Ropeway + lift 20,000 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ropeway 45,000 yen 22,600 yen
Season Ropeway + lift 63,000 yen 31,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The half day ticket is valid for 4 hours from time of purchase.
The half and 1 day tickets shown are for lifts only.
5 times on the Ropeways costs 5050 yen (adult); 2250 yen (child).
A one month ticket for the Ropeway and lifts is available - 20000 yen (adult); 10000 yen (child).
A season ticket valid just on the Ropeway is available - 45000 yen (adult); 22600 yen (child).
Children of elementary school age (6-12 years) are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.
There are no cheaper 'Senior' lift tickets available.

Getting to Hakkoda

By public transport
26.5km from Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
20.8km from Tsutsui Station on the Aoimori Tetsudousen line
22.8km from Aomori Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hakkoda is about 21km from Aomori Station on the Ou Honsen line and about 27km from Shin Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

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A bus is available from Aomori Station and takes about 1 hour (and costs 1100 yen).
By Car
18.8km from the Aomori Chuo IC on the Aomori Expressway
28.1km from the Kuroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 103 (0.2km away)
The resort is about 19km from Aomori Chuo IC exit of the Aomori Expressway.

From the Aomori Chuo IC exit, turn left onto Route 7 and then in 1km turn right onto Route 103. Continue heading south on Route 103 for about 17.5km until reaching Hakkoda Ropeway, which is just off the left side of the road.

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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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