Nature
Experience

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING, TELEMARK SKIING,
SNOWSHOWING AND MORE!

The amazingly beautiful snow-covered forest welcomes you.In APPI Resort, you have rare opportunities to spend precious time in the beautiful northern Japanese forests. In winter season, Ihatov Nature School offers various programs that help you to experience the APPI’s nature.

COME & ENJOY APPI
BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

Enjoy the fresh powder lines of our untouched backcountry! Ski or Snowboard? Either way, let us take you on that Japow Adventure you’ve been dreaming of.

WHEN 5 & 26 Feb, 12 & 19 Mar
HOURS 8am - 4pm
WHO Age 13 and over *Experienced backcountry before
FEE 6,500 - 7,500yen
* Available to rent mountain skis, seal & telescopic ski poles OR telemark skis, seal boots & telescopic ski poles(Payable)
* Hot spring fee on tour is not included.
RESERVATION Until 3 days before
PREPARE 1. Lunch, drink, foods while skiing, protection against cold, clothes, towels, etc.
2. Telemark skis or mountain skis, seal, beacon, helmet & rucksack.
* Recommend to prepare probe, shovel and headlight.

SNOWSHOE NATURE TRAIL / LET'S WALK IN FRESH SNOW FOREST!

Want to play in the “fluffy” snow!? In the forest just behind Hotel APPI Grand, there are so many fun things to see and play that you cannot find on the ski slopes. You might be able to see wild animals!

WHEN 17 Dec-2 Apr
HOURS 9:30am - 4pm (Last Entry) *Close at 5pm
WHO Everyone
FEE Trail use fee: Hotel Guest FREE / Visitor 1,000yen
Rental Item: 1,000yen (Snowshoe, boots, Guide Map, Field Glasses & Tea Set included)
* Snowshoe Rental: Age +5
RESERVATION Not necessary (*First come first served basis)
NOTE Gears: warm ski or snowboard wear, hat, gloves, goggles (or sunglasses)
SPECIAL Guided Tour
Go out with a nature guide and have more fun!
Hours
9:30-11am
* Reservation until 5pm on prior day
Capacity: 10 people max
Fee:
Age +13: +1,000yen
Age 5-12: +500yen

CRAFTWORK “KOSHERUBE”
LET'S MAKE YOUR MEMORIAL ACCESSORY!

Hotel Guests Only
“Kosherube” means “Let’s make!” in Iwate dialect. How about making your own accessories as a memory of your stay in APPI?

WHEN 3 Dec-6 May: 10am-6pm
WHO Everyone
FEE From 650yen
RESERVATION Anytime for Business Hour
NOTE * The numbers of seats are limited.

PRIVATE LESSON & GUIDE...
EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING!

Backcountry ski tours around APPI and Hachimantai, private Telemark ski lessons are also available. Please ask English Service Centre for details.

WHEN 6 Dec-8 May
CAPACITY 1-5 people for 1 guide
FEE 3hrs 19,000yen
5hrs 28,500yen
Reservation Until 5pm before the day

IHATOV APPI
NATURE SCHOOL

APPI is located in latitude 40 degrees north and lucky to have distinctive four seasons, which allow us to experience various activities throughout the year. In winter season, we offer programs to enjoy the APPI’s beautiful snow-covered forest. Please join our programs and have fun in the deep powder snow!