Hakkoda (Aomori City, Aomori)

Hakkoda
八甲田
(青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until mid May 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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.

2019-2020 season updates coming soon.

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

1324m
666m
658m
30"
5
5000m
3
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
1 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hakkoda Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st - 215cm 1st - 340cm 1st - 335cm
2nd - - 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 335cm 2nd - 330cm
3rd - - 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 310cm 3rd - 330cm
4th - - 4th - 220cm 4th - 300cm 4th - 330cm
5th - - 5th - 215cm 5th - 310cm 5th - 320cm
6th - - 6th - 250cm 6th - 305cm 6th - 320cm
7th - - 7th - 260cm 7th - 300cm 7th - 320cm
8th - - 8th - 260cm 8th - 350cm 8th - 325cm
9th - - 9th - 265cm 9th - 380cm 9th - 320cm
10th - - 10th - 250cm 10th - 370cm 10th - 305cm
11th - - 11th - 250cm 11th - 380cm 11th - 300cm
12th - 45cm 12th - 240cm 12th - 380cm 12th - 310cm
13th - 45cm 13th - 240cm 13th - 425cm 13th - 300cm
14th - 45cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 430cm 14th - 310cm
15th - 160cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 420cm 15th - 330cm
16th - 150cm 16th - 240cm 16th - 400cm 16th - 320cm
17th - 150cm 17th - 240cm 17th - 400cm 17th - 330cm
18th - 150cm 18th - 280cm 18th - 380cm 18th - 330cm
19th - 150cm 19th - 300cm 19th - 370cm 19th - 320cm
20th - 150cm 20th - 295cm 20th - 370cm 20th - 310cm
21st - 140cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 365cm 21st - 290cm
22nd - 130cm 22nd - 325cm 22nd - 360cm 22nd - 280cm
23rd - 120cm 23rd - 320cm 23rd - 355cm 23rd - 300cm
24th - 120cm 24th - 315cm 24th - 350cm 24th - 320cm
25th - 140cm 25th - 360cm 25th - 350cm 25th - 310cm
26th - 140cm 26th - 340cm 26th - 340cm 26th - 310cm
27th - 150cm 27th - 330cm 27th - 340cm 27th - 290cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 320cm 28th - 335cm 28th - 300cm
29th - 220cm 29th - 320cm 29th - - 29th - 315cm
30th - 225cm 30th - 315cm 30th 30th - 300cm
31st - 220cm 31st - 315cm 31st 31st - 310cm

Previous Statistics

Hakkoda Facilities

School
School
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. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:40pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at Hakkoda.

Usually open from 9:00am.

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 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 - 20,000 yen (adult); 10,000 yen (child).

A season ticket valid just on the Ropeway is available - 45,000 yen (adult); 22,600 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
Train
Train
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
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.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
A bus is available from Aomori Station and takes about 1 hour (and costs 1100 yen).
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kansuizawa 1-12
Arakawa
Aomori-shi
Aomori-ken
030-0188
Telephone
Telephone
017-738-0343
2019-2020 UPDATES
18th November 2019:
We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.
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