Hakkoda (Aomori City, Aomori)

Hakkoda
八甲田 (青森県 青森市)
Planned season: Early December 2018 until mid May 2019
Official snow depth 150cm (-10cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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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

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
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 220cm 1st - 340cm 1st - 400cm
2nd - - 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 320cm 2nd - 420cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 305cm 3rd - 410cm
4th - 100cm 4th - 225cm 4th - 315cm 4th - 400cm
5th - 90cm 5th - 225cm 5th - 310cm 5th - 380cm
6th - 100cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 310cm 6th - 390cm
7th - 110cm 7th - 245cm 7th - 320cm 7th - 390cm
8th - 120cm 8th - 240cm 8th - 330cm 8th - 380cm
9th - 120cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 320cm 9th - 360cm
10th - 120cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 315cm 10th - 350cm
11th - 100cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 310cm 11th - 350cm
12th 45cm 120cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 310cm 12th - 350cm
13th 45cm 130cm 13th - 240cm 13th - 340cm 13th - 350cm
14th 45cm 150cm 14th - 240cm 14th - 345cm 14th - 340cm
15th 160cm 145cm 15th - 240cm 15th - 350cm 15th - 325cm
16th 150cm 140cm 16th - 240cm 16th - 360cm 16th - 320cm
17th - 160cm 17th - 240cm 17th - 350cm 17th - 320cm
18th - 180cm 18th - 235cm 18th - 385cm 18th - 315cm
19th - 180cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 410cm 19th - 310cm
20th - 180cm 20th - 240cm 20th - 410cm 20th - 300cm
21st - 170cm 21st - 240cm 21st - 430cm 21st - 300cm
22nd - 160cm 22nd - 250cm 22nd - 420cm 22nd - 300cm
23rd - 160cm 23rd - 240cm 23rd - 410cm 23rd - 310cm
24th - 150cm 24th - 260cm 24th - 405cm 24th - 300cm
25th - 140cm 25th - 275cm 25th - 430cm 25th - 295cm
26th - 170cm 26th - 305cm 26th - 420cm 26th - 290cm
27th - 190cm 27th - 340cm 27th - 420cm 27th - 290cm
28th - 220cm 28th - 315cm 28th - 410cm 28th - 285cm
29th - 240cm 29th - 320cm 29th - - 29th - 260cm
30th - 250cm 30th - 340cm 30th 30th - 260cm
31st - 230cm 31st - 350cm 31st 31st - 235cm

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 1,180 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.

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
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
Current resort snow depth
150cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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