Aomori Spring

Aomori Spring

Overall Rating

Aomori Spring

Aomori Spring3.5/58
Aomori Spring3.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
  • Recommend
    75%
  • Would Revisit
    75%
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Aomori Spring - Reviews

Aomori Spring - Reviews

A fantastic week @ Aomori Spring

13/06/2024

Andy Lancaster

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

A fantastic week @ Aomori Spring

13/06/2024
Aomori Spring Table Tennis
Aomori Spring Lift Line
Aomori Spring Trail
Aomori Spring Family Tree Run
Aomori Spring Trees
We had a family of 5 stay for one week early February 2024. Despite a lower than usual snow season, we had plenty of fresh snow at Aomori Spring. The highlight of the resort for us was the plentiful and uncrowded tree areas. We had 5 full days on the snow, and we were still finding new areas to explore right up to our final afternoon, as well as finding some favourite areas that we returned to many times.
In addition to the easily accessible tree areas within the resort, there are also many other zones to explore if you have the right equipment to head out of bounds.
The runs at Aomori Spring are reasonably long, particularly if you go from the top of the gondola all the way back to the base. There are numerous fun and undulating trails, but nothing too challenging, so experts will definitely appreciate the tree areas on offer. If you happened to have a rare week without fresh snow (not likely at Aomori), I can understand that you might only want 3-4 of riding the trails.
The resort and accommodation were fine for our family with 3 kids. There is very little to do at night outside of a quiet drink in your room or the lounge area, a game of table tennis, and visiting the onsen, but being the final week of our month long trip, we were all pretty tired so it wasn't an issue.
Breakfast and dinner buffet was included in the accommodation plan, and we really enjoyed the food that was offered. Friday and Saturday nights were very busy, but the rest of the week was pretty relaxed and there was no rush to eat. Aomori Spring is in an isolated area, so unless you have a car, you don't really have any options for visiting other areas.
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Very Disappointed

Naomi Brigham
30/01/2024
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Very Disappointed

Naomi Brigham
30/01/2024
This hotel is owned by South Koreans and the guests are entirely Korean and Australian.

As a consequence there is no Japanese service and atmosphere.
There was a money grabbing mentality and the place was huge and poorly maintained.

The food was a repetitious buffet with ghastly food both breakfast and dinner.

The skiing is good but with so many Westerners now, the freshies are trashed quickly.

I have been to countless Japanese ski resorts over the years and I couldn't wait to leave this one and move to a decent one
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A great ski area for beginners, or advanced off pisters

Jan
27/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

A great ski area for beginners, or advanced off pisters

Jan
27/02/2020
To go off pist outside of the ski system you definitely need a guide as the avalance risk is fairly high.

Great powder between the slopes in the forrests.

Perfect slopes for beginners, not challenging for intermediate+.

Great place to ski for 2-4 days.
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For beginners only

Bryan
04/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

For beginners only

Bryan
04/02/2020
Good place for families and beginners only. If your looking for pow laps it’s not worth coming here. It is flat and the off piste is not worth riding. Nothing wrong with the resort or the area, it is a beautiful spot but not for powder hounds. Getting here is more effort than it’s worth, u need a car.
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Powder machine

Scott
11/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Powder machine

Scott
11/02/2019
Last day of a weeks trip to Aomori Springs. No sun tans to be had here. The sun came out only today. The Powderhounds review is spot on except a few things to note. It snows a lot here even compared to Hokkaido. I would say we have had 1.5M this week. It is a beginners mountain with a real hardcore back country. Bring an armband for your lift ticket as it is a paper system not card.

The Rockwood is the only close accomodation which includes breakfast and lunch in their packages. Just note the WiFi is slow, maybe bring a Sim and a HD with movies as there is only 6 Japanese TV channels.
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Puki the Snow God Gave Us Soooo Much Yuki

18/03/2018

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January

Puki the Snow God Gave Us Soooo Much Yuki

18/03/2018
Sometimes the visibility wasn't so good!
Perfectly deep
Fantastic tree skiing
More trees
Bad visibility again!
To say that we had an epic time whilst we were at Aomori Spring would be a major understatement!! A ripper storm had hit Tohoku, and along with very cold temps the storm brought mammoth amounts of snow (thanks Puki)! You know that feeling when your toes and fingers are beyond frigid, but you're so motivated to push on because the powder skiing is extraordinary!! Thank God for the soaks in the hot onsen at the end of the day!

And the tree skiing at Aomori Spring was remarkable which made the experience all the better. If the gondola and lifts just went a fraction higher, we'd give Aomori Spring an award for lift accessed tree skiing. So if you're willing to do really short hikes, then Aomori Spring is up there as one of the best in Japan! Some of the things going for the tree skiing: minimal low hanging branches; minimal sassa grass and shrubbery relative to some other Japanese ski resorts (so good for early season); variety of spacing; variety of pitch; lots of snow; and negligible competition for the powder.

Like most Japanese ski resorts, the resort would be a bit boring for advanced riders if the snow quality had gone sour for some reason, but the aspect of most of the slopes is favourable to maintaining the snow quality.

Our stay at Aomori Spring was so easy considering the nice ski-in ski-out hotel, and that there were enough English speaking staff around to make life stress-free.

You can check out more on our thoughts on the pros and cons of the resort on the Aomori Spring overview page. Also see our Rockwood Hotel review and our Japan ski resort ratings to see how we compare Aomori Spring to other Japanese ski resorts.
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Amazing Aomori Spring

Sally Platt
12/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Amazing Aomori Spring

Sally Platt
12/03/2018
Recently we spent 3 days skiing at this ski resort. It is a hidden gem located at the far north of Honshu. The snow was constant powder and the ski runs sufficient to keep us busy and happy for the 3 days. We stayed at the Rockwood resort hotel which is very comfortable, fabulous onsen and a reasonable western/ Japanese style buffet provided for breakfast and dinner. There is no where else to go! There were no lift lines and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a different Japanese snow experience. Absolutely no night life except night skiing!
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Great resort for Beginner and Intermediates

Victor Chen
14/01/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great resort for Beginner and Intermediates

Victor Chen
14/01/2018
We hired a rental car from Aomori and went to Aomori Springs for a day. Great variety of levels, especially suited to Beginners and Intermediate riders. There is no Australians and plenty of local Japanese people. The night skiing here is probably the best value with quite a few slopes open from 4-9pm and couples(any couples, so you can come with your brother or sister, son or daughter, as long as you come in two) get half price at night, 2800yen for 2 people is not bad at all. We had excellent powder, one of the best I experienced in Japan. Con: No public transport, has to use shuttle at the resort (free for staying guests only), or hire a car. No night life, the resort is 20 mins drive away from the nearest convenience store.
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