Hachi Kita Kogen resort review (Kami Town, Hyogo)

Hachi Kita Kogen
Kami Town, Hyogo
Submitted by andrewl on 25th February 2010
Hachi Kita Kogen resort review by ImAndroo
Hachi Kita is sort of the default boarding destination for folks living in northern Hyogo, due to its fairly central location (when compared to places like Ojiro or Kannabe), variety of difficulties, and size. Having Hachi Kougen included in the lift ticket allows park boarders access to that side of the mountain as well, even if it is kind of time-consuming to get over there from the bottom.

I basically learned to snowboard on Hachi Kita, so I've been over most of the runs a number of times. The bottom half is fairly straightforward and short, and has tons of people planted on their butts in every possible place. The upper half is more enjoyable for a slightly more skilled boarder, with longer runs, steeper drops, and less people. You'll still get a lot of folks trying to learn, but the difference in difficulty and the annoying trip from the first lift to the summit lift deters a fair amount of that.

No real jumps or rails to speak of on the Kita side, aside from natural formations or those pieced together by visitors.

There's also a couple of nice beginner areas with conveyor belts to allow folks learning how to stop to practice.
Date visited: From 2009 To 2010
Snow condition on visit: From barely anything in mid-December to fairly thick powder in mid February
Things I liked: Connected to Hachi Kogen, easily accessible semi-back country, Naruhodo Burger set
Things I didn't like: Crowds, slow lifts

Hachi Kita Kogen

Kami Town, Hyogo
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Average Rankings

General score: 0
Snow conditions: 0
Courses/Terrain: 0
Lift system: 0
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1221m
Min. elevation: 580m
Vertical: 641m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 10

Other resorts nearby

Sky Valley 1.90km
Hyperbowl Tohachi 11.50km
Hachi Kogen 14.90km
Hyonosen Kokusai 18.70km
Oku Kannabe 20.80km
Up Kannabe 22.10km
Manba 22.50km
Ojiro 24.20km
Mikata Snow Park 28.30km
Tajima Bokujo Koen 31.70km
Wakasugi Kogen Oya 39.40km
Bansyu Tokura Snow Park 44.40km

Location of Hachi Kita Kogen