Late January 2015
Hisae (Japan Snow Accommodation booking Agent) was very easy to communicate with, very organised and kept me up to date. The whole booking process flowed very smoothly and I was really happy with the service.I would definitely use Japan Snow Accomodation again.My week long stay at Appi Grand Villa 3 was wonderful. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much bother.The main gondola is only a short ski away.The hotel rooms are big by Japanese standards and had a great view over the surrounding mountains. The buffet breakfast consists of Japanese or continental selections and there is plenty of variety.Lockable ski lockers for your ski gear next to the mountain exit on the ground floor.There is a large onsen in the basement.There are regular shuttle buses to transport you to the other hotels in the Appi resort complex or back to Morioka. Appi is only a sort bus or train ride from morioka( about 1 hour).Appi resort also run a day trip to Shimokura resort on Fridays.I would definitely recommend a visit - a small resort with only 3 lifts and hardly any skiers.The snow we had the day we visited was some of the best i have ever skied in Japan.It was a great day of skiing at a tiny resort. Appi is a good sized resort and has some good steep runs and long runs.It takes a few days to explore properly.We got loads of snow while we were there,I really enjoyed my visit to Appi.Regards Deborah Holmes
Late January 2015
We had a wonderful trip!The room was clean and big.Food was very good.Steak and crab (buffet restaurant) was fresh and yummy.Beef (まえさわぎゅう) served at Korean BBQ was high-quality.
Wide slopes and non crowed (even holiday).
Everyone can find the slopes that best suit their level.The photo is still prepared when it is ready we will send you.