Japan ski resort news: APPI (Iwate)

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16th December 2018

Iwate Prefecture

New off-piste at APPI / Gondola news

There are a few bits of news from APPI for this season.

There has been quite a lot of tree clearing to make way for additional open glades at the top of the hill which should add a significant amount of off-piste skiing available, which can only be a good thing.

There are now five different official tree run areas at APPI. They are called Attack, Bravo, Cruise 1, Cruise 2 and Dragon Tail.

Be aware that if you want to enter these areas you need to register at the 'Tree Run Zone Entry Corner' on the 1st Floor of the Appi Plaza building where you will receive an armband (that needs to be returned after finishing).

Not quite so good is news of the closure of the gondola linking the first and second Sailer runs.

That Gondola is going to be closed for the entire season.

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