Hakkoda (Aomori City, Aomori)

(青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until mid May 2020
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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 is 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 110cm 215cm 1st 165cm 340cm 1st 190cm 335cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 210cm 2nd 165cm 335cm 2nd 190cm 330cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 220cm 3rd 170cm 310cm 3rd 195cm 330cm
4th - - 4th 140cm 220cm 4th 170cm 300cm 4th 190cm 330cm
5th - - 5th 145cm 215cm 5th 165cm 310cm 5th 190cm 320cm
6th - - 6th 150cm 250cm 6th 230cm 305cm 6th 190cm 320cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 260cm 7th 230cm 300cm 7th 210cm 320cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 260cm 8th 225cm 350cm 8th 200cm 325cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 265cm 9th 250cm 380cm 9th 190cm 320cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 250cm 10th 270cm 370cm 10th 190cm 305cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 250cm 11th 250cm 380cm 11th 170cm 300cm
12th - 45cm 12th 130cm 240cm 12th 240cm 380cm 12th 180cm 310cm
13th - 45cm 13th 130cm 240cm 13th 215cm 425cm 13th 170cm 300cm
14th - 45cm 14th 130cm 230cm 14th 200cm 430cm 14th 180cm 310cm
15th - 160cm 15th 130cm 220cm 15th 185cm 420cm 15th 180cm 330cm
16th - 150cm 16th 130cm 240cm 16th 190cm 400cm 16th 180cm 320cm
17th - 150cm 17th 120cm 240cm 17th 190cm 400cm 17th 195cm 330cm
18th - 150cm 18th 130cm 280cm 18th 190cm 380cm 18th 190cm 330cm
19th - 150cm 19th 130cm 300cm 19th 195cm 370cm 19th 180cm 320cm
20th - 150cm 20th 120cm 295cm 20th 200cm 370cm 20th 175cm 310cm
21st - 140cm 21st 155cm 300cm 21st 200cm 365cm 21st 170cm 290cm
22nd - 130cm 22nd 155cm 325cm 22nd 195cm 360cm 22nd 170cm 280cm
23rd - 120cm 23rd 150cm 320cm 23rd 195cm 355cm 23rd 170cm 300cm
24th - 120cm 24th 140cm 315cm 24th 200cm 350cm 24th 170cm 320cm
25th - 140cm 25th 160cm 360cm 25th 195cm 350cm 25th 165cm 310cm
26th - 140cm 26th 170cm 340cm 26th 195cm 340cm 26th 165cm 310cm
27th - 150cm 27th 170cm 330cm 27th 195cm 340cm 27th 165cm 290cm
28th 110cm 150cm 28th 150cm 320cm 28th 200cm 335cm 28th 155cm 300cm
29th 120cm 220cm 29th 155cm 320cm 29th 200cm - 29th 145cm 315cm
30th 110cm 225cm 30th 175cm 315cm 30th 30th 140cm 300cm
31st 80cm 220cm 31st 160cm 315cm 31st 31st 140cm 310cm

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
Park Information
Park information

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.

Usually open from 9:00am with the last Ropeway either at 3:40pm (Nov-Feb) or 4:20pm (Mar-early Nov).

Hakkoda Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
Ropeway single 1,250 yen 450 yen
Ropeway return 2,000 yen 700 yen
6 times ticket 6,100 yen 2,150 yen
11 times ticket 10,100 yen 3,000 yen
1 Month Ropeway 30,000 yen 6,000 yen
Season Ropeway 63,000 yen 21,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The half day ticket is valid for 4 hours from time of purchase.

The half and 1 day tickets shown are for lifts only.

A one month ticket for the Ropeway and lifts is available - 30,000 yen (adult); 6,000 yen (child).

A season ticket valid just on the Ropeway is available - 63,000 yen (adult); 21,000 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 1,100 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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