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Hakkoda Resort Guide

The Hakkoda resort guide summary is: The Hakkoda ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 654m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Hakkoda Resort Guide

The Hakkoda resort guide summary is: The Hakkoda ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 654m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1324m
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654m
Bot: 670m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

20%
60%
20%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: —

Hakkoda Lifts:

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Total lifts = —
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Visiting Hakkoda

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Hakkoda.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    — | —
  • Nearest Airport
  • Nearest Train Station
    Aomori
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    017-738-0343

Hakkoda Features

The terrain at Hakkoda includes:

  • Halfpipes
    No
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Hakkoda resort?

Hakkoda in Japan (located in the Aomori prefecture) is a very small ski resort with just three ski lifts but it does boast a very impressive 654 metres (2146 feet) of vertical descent. Hakkoda has 8 pistes. Hakkoda is best suited for intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is a also a lot of terrain for beginners and experts too. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Hakkoda.. The nearest train station to Hakkoda is at Aomori.



Explore Hakkoda Location Map

Interactive Hakkoda trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Hakkoda?

FebruaryAverage: 6.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Hakkoda is week 3 of February. There are typically 6.5 snowy days during this week with 46cm of snowfall. Check out the Hakkoda Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Hakkoda

Overall: 2.7 Based on 6 votes and 4 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.7
  • Variety of pistes 3.5
  • Off-piste 3.8
  • Scenery 3.5
  • Apres-Ski 1.3
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Local Gaijin from Japan writes:

Time for an update.
First of all, Hakkoda is not a resort. It is a set of mountains in a national park, one of which happens to have a ropeway/gondola.
There are no amenities, no shops, no bars, no restaurants, no nightlife, no parties. Just mountains, onsens and snow.
Except for the negligible tiny little old ski center at the foot of one of the mountains, there are no ski trails.

Most winter days, the conditions at the top of the ropeway are stormy, with high winds and extremely low visibility. When the winds reach over 25m/s (which happens often), the ropeway suspends operations and there are few if any alternatives for skiing/snowboarding that day. Bring a book or two.

There are no real / groomed ski trails from the top. There are lots of creeks, holes, treewells and windlips, which, in zero visibility represent significant challenges. Furthermore, if you are not intimately familiar with the geography of the area, the odds of getting lost, spending the night alone in the mountains and requiring (expensive) rescue are significantly high.

The skills, physical strength and knowledge required to ski/ride at Hakkoda are not what you typically get from simply resort skiing/riding, even if you go every weekend.

Again, this is not a resort. Do not come here if you are not properly prepared (and I don't mean simply buying the gear).

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