- Prefectures: Iwate
APPI is located in latitude 40° N along with other world famous ski resorts such as Austria's Arlberg and USA's Aspen are located. Our ski resort is on the Mt. Maemori (1305m/4281ft) and Mt. Nishimori (1328m/4357ft) in the Hachimantai National Park. Most slopes are facing north side that keeps snow conditions well because of lesser direct sun hitting on slopes during the day. Also, our well-known Aspirin snow (light and fine snow flakes) makes skiers and snowboarders enjoy riding from early December till early May. ...