Slope
Guide

"SLOPES" OF APPI
SNOW RESORT

Please refer the map for runs' detailed information in English.

Slopes Slopes
  • Groomed Slope
  • Skier's only
  • Light power run / Un-groomed run
  • Skier's only
  • SSki Association of Japan Official Run
  • Advanced
  • Intermeiate
  • Beginner
  • 1Mt.Iwate(2,038m)
  • 2Mt.Maemori (1,304m)
  • 3Mt.Nishimori (1,328m)
  • 4Light Powder Run
  • 5Skiing & Event Use only
  • 6Skier's only
  • 7Ski Racing only
  • 8Mogul Practice Terrain
  • 9SALOMON SNOWPARK
  • 10Skill-Up Zone
  • 11APPI Family Park
Number of Run 21
Total Length of Run 45,100m
Longest Run 5,500m
5,500m (From Summit Through Yamabato Run to Shirakaba Run)
Steepest 34°
Level Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%
Number of Lift 16 (2 Gondolas, 3 Quad Lifts, 11 Chair Lifts)
Elevation Max Elevation 1,328m
APPI Resort Centre 620m
Sailer Ski Centre 500m
Vertical 828m

IF YOU WANT
GROOMED RUNS...

  • MAIN BUILDING STANDARD TWIN
    HAYABUSA RUN
    Be the first to ski the pristine morning snow on this popular run. The "First Tracks" program is held on this run (once or twice a month).
  • MAIN BUILDING DELUXE TWIN
    SHIRAKABA RUN
    Everyday, even on busy Sundays, this course is groomed up until the last minute. Perfect for beginners or families.
  • MAIN BUILDING FAMILY
    KAKKOU RUN,
    KITSUTSUKI RUN
    Sheltered from the wind, the conditions are always good on these runs.(Exclusively for skiers)

IF YOU WANT POWDER...

  • MAIN BUILDING STANDARD TWIN
    MT NISHIMORI - YAMAGARA RUN
    The very best snow at APPI is said to be in the middle of it, on this ungroomed course. Powder lovers, both skiers and snowboaders, start queuing well before the lifts start to run.
  • MAIN BUILDING DELUXE TWIN
    SECOND SAILOR RUN A
    After a big dump of snow, it's possible to go 2 km along this long ungroomed run. But when the snow isn't falling, get some excitement from the various large or small natural moguls.
  • MAIN BUILDING FAMILY
    MT NISHIMORI - INUWASHI RUN
    This is also the ungroomed run connecting from Yamagara run which is very best snow at APPI. Powder lovers, both skiers and snowboaders, will love it!

IF YOU WANT A CHANGE...

  • MAIN BUILDING STANDARD TWIN
    SALOMON SNOWPARK
    Enjoy your day more by jumping and sliding all over the equipment on this course. The snowparks have been redeveloped this season with two new areas, the "Beginner Area" and the intermediate "Fun Area". Now's your chance to try it !
  • MAIN BUILDING DELUXE TWIN
    SKILL-UP ZON
    For those bored of the flat runs, the series of waves and banks on this course will allow you to practice your balance and technique while getting the best out of your gear.
  • MAIN BUILDING FAMILY
    MOGUL PRACTICE TERRAIN
    After the groomed runs, try these for a challenge! If you've never done moguls, this is where you should start. (along Lift 3's Otaka Run)

IF YOU WANT LONG RUNS...

  • MAIN BUILDING STANDARD TWIN
    YAMABATO RUN 5.5KM
    Even beginners can get on the gondola, get off at the summit, and try this long run. Popular with kids and families. If you get tired half way, don't worry, stop off at "Nishi Mori House" (free rest house) and rest up before you keep going.
  • MAIN BUILDING DELUXE TWIN
    SAILOR LIONG RUN 4KM
    The second longest of the courses at APPI. The steep upper half makes this a high level run. If you do this run non stop you'll definietly be feeling it at the end.
  • MAIN BUILDING FAMILY
    HAYABUSA RUN 3KM
    OTAKA RUN 3KM
    Many others are out in APPI.

TRY SPRING SKIING!

APPI Kogen operates throughout the long winter season so excellent skiing can also be enjoyed from the end of March. Take off a layer of clothing, enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the warm sun, and discover the delight of the less crowded months of the season.

PREVIOUS YEARS OPENING
/ CLOSING DATES

2015-16 23 Dec - 10 Apr
2014-15 6 Dec - 4 May
2013-14 14 Dec - 6 May
2012-13 8 Dec - 6 May
2011-12 15 Dec - 2 May
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool

COURSE GUIDE

Course Name Distance Width(m) Steepness(deg)
A Shirakaba Run
Wide-open slope in front of APPI Resort Centre for families and beginners.
1,000m 300~70 16~9
B Hayabusa Run
One of the famous runs with certified giant slalom course. Also, open for night-time riding.
3,000m 70~30 30~19
C Otaka Run
Upper steep section is for advanced riders, and lower section is best for beginner lessons.
3,000m 70~30 31~16
D Kakesu Run
Gradual run divided from Otaka Run. Best for movement analysis.
1,500m 50~35 24~12
E Kakko Run
Skiing & Ski racing only. There are steep and gradual parts.
2,800m 50~30 28~14
F Kitsutsuki Run
Skiers only. Enjoy cruising.
2,200m 50~30 28~12
G Yamagara Run
Ungroomed run located at Mt.Nishimori known as having some of the best snow quality in APPI.
900m 50~20 32~23
H Inuwashi Run
This run on Mt.Nishimori is also a great powder run.
1,000m 80~25 30~16
I Yamabato Run
The longest run of 5500m from the peak of Mt.Maemori to the Shirakaba terrain. Great run for beginners.
5,500m 30~15 20~15
J Sekirei Run
Enjoyable run even during early and late season. It is connected from the sailor slopes to the central slopes.
1,600m 80~15 26~10
K Karugamo Run
Suitable for beginnerfs practice. It is connected to APPI Grand Villa.
1,200m 30~15 15~10
L Sailer Long Run
Long slope continuing to sailor base of the mountain. One of APPIfs symbolic runs.
4,000m 80~30 26~14
M First Sailer Run A
Long run with various vertical changes. One of light powder runs.
2,500m 80~25 22~10
N First Sailer Run B
Open and even slope with intermediate difficulty. This run is connected to Sailer Quad Lifts.
2,800m 70~30 18~11
O First Sailer Run C
Straight run branching off at the Sailer Long Run intersection.
1,000m 65~40 20~13
P Second Sailer Run A
Challenging popular ungroomed run with powder snow and big bumps.
2,300m 70~30 34~16
Q Second Sailer Run B
This run leads from Second Slopes to Sailer Long Run. It is enjoyable with medium to gentle slopes.
2,500m 60~30 26~11
R Second Sailer Run C
Popular long run with gentle slopes.
2,000m 50~25 25~10
S Second Slopes First Run
Scenic run for all levels of riders with gradual steepness.
2,500m 100~30 28~13
T Second Slopes Second Run
Wide open slope with two steep drops on the way.
1,000m 100~50 21~12
U Second Slopes Third Run
Ungroomed slope on the far-east side of the mountains. It is hot spot on a powder day.
800m 55~33 32~13
A

Shirakaba Run
Wide-open slope in front ofAPPI Resort Centre for families and beginners.

Distance : 1,000m
Width(m) : 300~70
Steepness(deg) : 16~9

B

Hayabusa Run
One of the famous runs with certified giant slalom course. Also, open for night-time riding.

Distance : 3,000m
Width(m) : 70~30
Steepness(deg) : 30~19

C

Otaka Run
Upper steep section is for advanced riders, and lower section is best for beginner lessons.

Distance : 3,000m
Width(m) : 70~30
Steepness(deg) : 31~16

D

Kakesu Run
Gradual run divided from Otaka Run. Best for movement analysis.

Distance : 1,500m
Width(m) : 50~35
Steepness(deg) : 24~12

E

Kakko Run
Skiing & Ski racing only. There are steep and gradual parts.

Distance : 2,800m
Width(m) : 50~30
Steepness(deg) : 28~14

F

Kitsutsuki Run
Skiers only. Enjoy cruising.

Distance : 2,200m
Width(m) : 50~30
Steepness(deg) : 28~12

G

Yamagara Run
Ungroomed run located at Mt.Nishimori known as having some of the best snow quality in APPI.

Distance : 900m
Width(m) : 50~20
Steepness(deg) : 32~23

H

Inuwashi Run
Groomed first overnight, this run on Mt.Nishimori is a great light powder run.

Distance : 1,000m
Width(m) : 80~25
Steepness(deg) : 30~16

I

Yamabato Run
The longest run of 5500m from the peak of Mt.Maemori to the Shirakaba terrain. Great run for beginners.

Distance : 5,500m
Width(m) : 30~15
Steepness(deg) : 20~15

J

Sekirei Run
Enjoyable run even during early and late season. It is connected from the sailor slopes to the central slopes.

Distance : 1,600m
Width(m) : 80~15
Steepness(deg) : 26~10

K

Karugamo Run
Suitable for beginnerfs practice. It is connected to APPI Grand Villa.

Distance : 1,200m
Width(m) : 30~15
Steepness(deg) : 15~10

L

Sailer Long Run
Long slope continuing to sailor base of the mountain. One of APPIfs symbolic runs.

Distance : 4,000m
Width(m) : 80~30
Steepness(deg) : 26~14

M

First Sailer Run A
Long run with various vertical changes. One of light powder runs.

Distance : 2,500m
Width(m) : 80~25
Steepness(deg) : 22~10

N

First Sailer Run B
Open and even slope with intermediate difficulty. This run is connected to Sailer Quad Lifts.

Distance : 1,100m
Width(m) : 70~30
Steepness(deg) : 18~13

O

First Sailer Run C
Straight run branching off at the Sailer Long Run intersection.

Distance : 2,700m
Width(m) : 65~40
Steepness(deg) : 20~11

P

Second Sailer Run A
Challenging popular ungroomed run with powder snow and big bumps.

Distance : 2,300m
Width(m) : 70~30
Steepness(deg) : 34~16

Q

Second Sailer Run B
This run leads from Second Slopes to Sailer Long Run. It is enjoyable with medium to gentle slopes.

Distance : 2,500m
Width(m) : 60~30
Steepness(deg) : 26~11

R

Second Sailer Run C
Popular long run with gentle slopes.

Distance : 2,000m
Width(m) : 50~25
Steepness(deg) : 25~10

S

Second Slopes First Run
Scenic run for all levels of riders with gradual steepness.

Distance : 2,500m
Width(m) : 100~30
Steepness(deg) : 28~13

T

Second Slopes Second Run
Wide open slope with two steep drops on the way.

Distance : 2,500m
Width(m) : 100~50
Steepness(deg) : 21~12

U

Second Slopes Third Run
Ungroomed slope on the far-east side of the mountains. It is hot spot on a powder day.

Distance : 800m
Width(m) : 55~33
Steepness(deg) : 32~13