Hachimantai Powder Snow-Cat Skiing Trip
Time flows slowly on the slopes of Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture in Japan's snow country, which are covered in a fine snow that cannot be experienced anywhere else on the main island of Japan. Skiers and snowboarders alike are drawn to this area for its varied topography and the striking beauty of its natural formations, such as the 'juhyo' snow monsters (frost covered trees). This tour will take adventurous skiiers and boarders on a thrilling snow-cat tour to experience Iwate's incredible powder-snow first hand! A snow-cat will take you to the best 'Japow' found in the hidden back-country areas, with no need to hike through the snow to get there! Enjoy the best of back-country skiing with no hassle.
Tour time: 08:00～15:00 (approx. 7 hours)
By car: 5 mins from Matsuo-Hachimantai Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway (50 min drive from Morioka City).
By train: Tokyo → Morioka (JR Tohoku Shinkansen, Hayabusa) 2hrs 20mins.
Change to Hanawa Line from Morioka → Tairadate (40 mins).
Free shuttle from Tairadate ⇔ Lodge Clubman (15 mins)
By bus: [Iwate Kenpoku Bus] Morioka Station → Matsuo Mine Historical Museum (1hr 20mins).
Shuttle from bus stop (5 mins)
Shuttle service: From Appi Kogen Ski Resort (15-20 mins), Panorama Ski Resort (10 min), Shimokura Ski Resort
Tour Office Details 'LODGE CLUBMAN':
Business hours: 09:00～17:00
Address: 2-712-2 Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate Pref.