Accomodations & FAQ



Tours: Daily Tours run approximately from 9am to 3pm. Weather conditions, snowfall and general mountain conditions determine the day. Runs can be anywhere from 45minutes, one, two or 2 and a half hours from base to return. Combination of these make up the dayís riding. Front country and back country often combined.

Equipment: ALL tours off-piste, front or back country require the following safety items: Avalanche beacon, skins or snowshoes, backpack that can carry skis or boards for non-skinners & poles.

Rental gear: For safety on the mountain, we are unable to guide ANYWHERE off piste without the BC kit in case of any condition arising where it is needed to exit the mountain in a safe and timely manner. Safety on the mountain for our guests overrides all other consideration. While most people bring their own gear, we are more than happy to rent BC gear for those who do not have their own. You must have gear to go on our tour whether you need to use it or not. There is no refund for any gear that is unused on any day.

Food: water bladder or bottle advisable (tubes on camelbacks often freeze) also snack items like nuts, chocolate, power bars, etc.

Lunch break: We return to the mountain base approximately 11:30 to noon for a short lunch stop at the Park Lodge where you can find a variety of hot meals at very reasonable prices. Cash only.

Gondola (ropeway) & lift pass:

Gondola: 5 time pass: 5,050yen, 1 time: 1,850yen. Credit card OK. No expiry date (even good next season) on the 5 time ticket but you cannot share them at the same run with others. One month ticket 14,500yen plus 200yen cash for the photo. The lift is a different company but you can buy a one month unlimited gondola & lift pass for 20,000yen. These can be purchased only a the gondola station.

Lift: One day, half day and punch ticket also available for lift (cash only), there is a small discount for some of them if you buy them at the front desk of the Hakkoda Resort Hotel if you are staying there. Single rides are also available. Otherwise tickets can be bought at the Park Lodge.

Payment & Cancellation Policy for Group Tours:

A 2000 yen per day per person deposit is required to get a confirmed booking on our tour. A cancellation of one month or more in advance is needed to get a refund of a deposit (minus any bank/transfer charges).

Remainder of payment in cash is due on the night before or no later than the morning before the first tour. There are no ATMs near Hakkoda and only a few in the city, cash up before you come to Aomori. There is no refund available after payment.

My business address is:

Simon Bernard
P.O.Box 60
Misawa Post Office
Misawa City
033-8691
Japan

My phone numbers are listed on my site:

Home phone: (176) 54-2927
Cell phone: 090-5599-8890


I will say that after you come to Hakkoda you probably will not want to ski or board another groomed slope again!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Simon