Late January 2017 Stayed at Appi Grand Villa 3 for 4 days in Jan 2017. This hotel is quite big ( about 13 floors ) comfortable, but not over the top. Facilities are good, including Onsen and staff very friendly and helpful,you could get away with little or no Japanese language as most spoke some English.Virtually ski in ski out, just a 2 minute walk before you can ski down to the lift and you can ski back to the door.This hotel is a little way from the main Appi Grand Hotel where you can use their facilities with no additional cost but there is a regular free shuttle around the resort so you can access the main area quite easily. Advanced runs are confined to the top part of the mountain, all with various lengths of green to get back onto the lifts. The most challenging run, with a tree run thru the middle of a split ungroomed run, is short and has a long green run to access and even longer green back to the lift. If you are looking to be challenged all day I'd suggest this is not the mountain for you, if you like a bit of black and are happy with a good bit of cruising reds (our blue) and greens, then Appi would suit just fine.I travelled from Haneda airport to Morioka by train (Via Tokyo) and bus from Morioka station, I had no delays but recommend checking connections, to avoid waiting time. Hisae at Japan snow accommodation organised all my accommodations in her usual friendly and efficient manner, re arranging dates to work in with my itinerary as we went, also picking up the deals with meals and lift ticket inclusions that were available. Hisae has organised my Japan trips for a number of years now and I will continue to use Japan Snow Accommodation in the future. Ian Hartman.
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. Best, YingChe
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