About the Hakkoda Ski Area
Not quite ready for a hardcore challenge? No worries - Hakkoda has 5 courses geared towards intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The Forest Course and Direct Course are the most popular, with ungroomed runs that stay true to the natural form of the mountain - only the trees have been cleared from the course. These 2 courses are signposted with guide signs, poles, and tape, and ski patrols regularly tour the area. However, it’s still best to prepare and be as cautious as you would on a backcountry ski route. Whether it's the Forest Course or Direct Course, you'll have an unforgettable adventure gliding through the Snow Monsters and the white tunnel of snow-covered trees.
- FOREST COURSE 5km (INT-ADV)
- DIRECT COURSE 3.5km (INT-ADV)
- SLALOM COURSE 0.7 km (INT-ADV)
- FURIKOZAKA COURSE 0.7km (BEG-INT)
- KANSUIZAWA COURSE 1.1km (BEG-INT)
For true adventure seekers, the ski routes (for advanced skiers and snowboarders only) are what you’re after. Based on the shape of the North Hakkoda Mountain Range, these courses are the best way to experience the natural conditions of the mountain. Ride through large, treeless slopes or crank up the challenge with runs through the forest. Ski routes are open to the public from March onwards (some routes are from April onwards), however, please do not enter the mountain alone and without a professional guide or an experienced leader. The Hakkoda Mountain Range Ski Routes can be dangerous. For your own safety, please carefully read the 'Safety Information for Ski Routes' and 'Safety Guidelines when Skiing and Snowboarding the Hakkoda Mountain Range Ski Routes' below.
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