I organised a 7 day trip Australia to Aomori Springs though Japan Snow Accommodation.
This mountain is something very special and would be a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. The process with the company was really easy, efficient and great value with Hisae keeping us informed all the way and organising extras such as free airport transfers and other really nice things. Everything was included in the package like, lift tickets, meal package and transfers. The price for a week’s skiing was very good.
Even though Aomori is up the top of Honshu and a fair way from Tokyo it is easy to fly to via Tokyo or Seoul. We chose to go through Seoul and it was easier to get to than to the resorts in Hokkaido.
We have been skiing Japan for a few years now and I can say that Aomori Springs gets enormous amounts of snow. It snows a lot here even compared to Hokkaido. The sun came out only on our last day which is perfect for people who love to ski or snowboard. There are no lift ques and no waiting for anything. It is a beginners mountain with a real hardcore back country. It is ski in ski out of the hotel.
The Rockwood is very nice and the only close accommodation to the mountain which includes a buffet breakfast and dinner in their packages. The food was very good with a mixture of Japanese and western. The rooms are great with self-contained bathrooms and are a good size for Japanese hotels. Just note the WiFi is bit slow, maybe bring a Sim card and a hard drive with movies as there is only 6 Japanese TV channels. But who comes to watch TV? The indoor/ outdoor onsen is great, especially if you like it hot.
The staff at the hotel, like all Japanese, are very friendly and polite. We would definitely recommend Japan Snow Accommodation and Aomori Springs to people thinking of travelling to Japan. Thanks again Hisae.
JSA note: Guests flying with Korean Air receive free transfers to/from Aomori Spring Resort. Please check with us to confirm this benefit is still avilable before booking flights.
Late Jan 2019
We had an amazing time staying at Rookwood Hotel.
Our western rooms were very comfortable and the meals were amazing, with a wide variety of western and Asian food. Both breakfast and dinner were buffet style. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We utilised the shuttle service from Aomori station and again to Ajigasawa station at the end of our trip.
Aomori Springs ski area had a great range of runs which would suit every level of skier. We were lucky enough to find fresh snow on a number of days during our stay. The ski in/ ski out location of the hotel was fantastic and we also utilised the ski waxing within the hotel which was very convenient.
Would highly recommend staying here and for those who love back country skiing there is also the opportunity to experience it also at Aomori Springs.
Late January 2019
We really enjoyed our time in Aomori Springs it was a
Great place to start our Japanese adventure and ease in to skiing .
The Rockwood Hotel was very comfortable, it was great being ski in ski out, big tick there.
The locker system with combination locks another big tick easy to grab your gear
and get out on the Mountain
(especially with three people no keys so we could come and go as we pleased)
Food again very pleasing, plenty of choice.
Service and Onsen excellent
We would happily stay and ski there again.
(so would our 26 year old daughter April she enjoyed as much as we did.
April works for Thredbo Ski Resort)
Kind Regards Millicent (Kay), Robert and April
Late December 2018
We had a great time at Aomori Spring over Xmas 2018. Our 6th floor room was clean and well-maintained, the daily buffet breakfast and dinners offered plenty of variety, and the hotel staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Nice onsen (indoor and out), some fun Xmas antics with the locals and fresh tracks inbounds on a couple of days – great stuff! Unfortunately the Diamond double chair wasn’t open the entire time we were there - early season though so no big deal.
Well what a fantastic trip we had across the Tohoku region from Aomori into Iwate!
All 3 accommodations booked through Japan Snow Accommodations were superb and offered us different experiences.
Tohoku February 2018
We were a group of 4 travelling around the Tohoku region of Japan.
Hakkoda Resort Hotel – Excellent location, great skiing and snow but the ropeway can be wind affected, large relaxing onsen and the food spread each night was simply fantastic. What a unique place it is… and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
Aomori Springs Rockwood Hotel – What a beautiful setting and resort. Plenty of powder and skiing that could go into the night for an exceptional powder experience. The hotel was fantastic and was located right on the slopes with easy access and plenty of support amenities. An amazing inside and outside onsen could be enjoyed as the snow fell down around you. Stopping for a satisfying lunch at the ramen house was a highlight to look forward to each day. This place was a gem and worth the effort of getting too! The local Ajigasawa sake is pretty good as well.
Geto Camp 88 – How good is this place?! Yes you are in a large dorm and sharing facilities but it is a fantastic experience where everyone is there with the same appreciative and respectful attitude. Being right on the slopes, plenty of snow, good food and after skiing all day you’re in bed early because your exhausted and feeling great after a couple of beers or sake… it is simply a delight to be able to enjoy such a place. The communal areas allow you to relax whilst the inside and outside onsen are a marvellous place to soak up.
We did this mainly by train which, with a bit of preparation for options, was relatively easy to do and the Japanese people were very friendly, helpful and respectful throughout our travels. Thanks for helping us organise this and we really appreciated the service you provided. Skiing Japan is an adventure to be savoured and a privilege to experience. We’ll be back to all 3 places and more for sure!
Mid Feb 2018
We had a nice room overlooking the ski slopes. There is an indoor and outdoor Onsen, also very nice. We enjoyed the ski in and out. The service is friendly and the selection of food was good. We'll go there again.
Gerhild and Gerhard
Mid January 2016
We had a great time, hotel was good, but one chair only opens weekends and another chair was closed due to lack of snow but opened on the 25th Jan. We are looking at next year so will get hold of you when we decide where we are going.
Mid January 2016
We loved Rockwood Hotel & Spa. The service was fantastic, and we really appreciated the transfers from the train station and to the airport. We loved the layout of the resort - it was quick and easy to get around and the views were spectacular. The accommodation was great as well as the food at the hotel and the daily onsen was absolutely necessary. We'll be back again and hope to explore even more of the mountain then (some areas were not opened up).